IRVINE, Calif. – The Orange County Riptide has agreed to terms with Tim Brown on a two-year contract with an option for a third to become the sixth manager in franchise history, General Manager Moe Geoghegan announced today.
“I believe coach Brown’s hire will bring stability and leadership to our organization,” Geoghegan said. “Coach Brown’s experience and passion for the game will help our players grow each summer. Coach Brown is dedicated to putting together an exceptional coaching staff that will help us be one of best summer programs in the country.”
Brown is no stranger to college baseball having spent 40+ years coaching at many different levels from the Junior College ranks to summer wood bat leagues to the Division 1 level. Brown spent the last two summers serving at the Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager for the Riptide through the 2021 season.
“After two years as the Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach, I am looking forward to continuing to be part of an organization, that I believe, will become the ‘Gold Standard’ of Summer Collegiate baseball,” Brown said. “I will work diligently to match our players performance on the field with the efforts of our General Manager, Moe Geoghagen and Board of Directors off the field and in Orange County.”
Brown’s previous head coaching experience came at Riverside City College located in Riverside, California where he remains a Full Professor in the Department of English and Media Studies.
At the Division 1 level, Brown spent six years as the Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at UC Santa Barbara, helping develop several future major league baseball players including Dave Walsh (Los Angeles Dodgers), Joe Redfield (Pittsburgh Pirates), Erik Johnson (San Francisco Giants) and Joe Kmak (Milwaukee Brewers) among others. While at UCSB, the 1983 Gauchos were Southern California Baseball Association Champions and missed what would have been their first trip to the College Baseball World Series in a loss to the Stanford Cardinal in the finals of the NCAA West Regional in Palo Alto, Calif.
Brown’s passion for college baseball has taken him to stops across North America coaching in the most prestigious summer ball leagues in the country. Previous summer ball leagues Brown has coached include the Cape Cod League (Hyannis Harbor Hawks), the New England Collegiate Baseball League (Vermont Mountaineers), Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League (Lake Erie Monarchs) and prior to joining the Riptide in 2020, the Kelowna B.C Falcons of the West Coast League.“I want express my thanks to both Moe and the Board for the confidence they have in me to lead our team in pursuit of its next California Collegiate League Championship,” Brown added. “Our goal each season will be to bring an extraordinary group of collegiate baseball players to Irvine for the summer so our fans can come to the Great Park Stadium and enjoy an extraordinary baseball experience.”
Brown holds a B.A. Sec. Ed. from Arizona State University, a M.Ed. from UT Rio Grande Valley, a M.S. from California State Fullerton, and an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University.
Brown is expected to wear No. 16 and is currently in the process of compiling his assistant coaching staff prior to the 2022 OC Riptide season.
To read more about Coach Brown and his coaching experience, please visit the OC Riptide Coaches page.