2022 OC Riptide Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Tim Brown

Tim Brown was named the sixth head coach in OC Riptide franchise history on November 9, 2021. Prior to his promotion to Head Coach of the Riptide, Brown served as the Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager from 2020.

Formerly the Head Baseball Coach at Riverside City College located in Riverside, Calif., Brown remains a Full Professor in the Department of English and Media Studies at RCC. While at the helm at RCC, Brown coached Wayne Housie who played center field for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the New York Mets and Mike Garcia who pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition, many of his players went on to play at perennial college baseball powers including Fresno State and Long Beach State.

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, California.

Tim Brown Cole Robinson
Tim Brown coached 1st Base during the 2021 OC Riptide season and is seen here congratulating Cole Robinson after a base hit.

During the summer of 1982 and while at UCSB, Brown was appointed by the USA Baseball to assist the Federación Ecuatoriana de Béisbol developing and promoting youth baseball. He traveled throughout the South American country conducting baseball skills clinics for youth baseball coaches. While in residence in Guayaquil, Brown also trained both players and coaches for the Ecuadorian Pan American and National Baseball teams.

Prior to UCSB, Brown was a Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (formerly Pan America University) under the tutelage of legendary Coach Al Ogletree, a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. While at PAU, the 1978 team just missed its second trip to the College Baseball World Series after losing to Mississippi State in the semi-finals of NCAA Southwest Regional at Arlington, Texas. Brown coached the outfielders and assisted with recruiting. Brown has also coached collegiate summer baseball across North America including the Cape Cod League (Hyannis Harbor Hawks), the New England Collegiate Baseball League (Vermont Mountaineers), Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League (Lake Erie Monarchs) and most recently, the Kelowna B.C Falcons of the West Coast League.

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. He resides in Newport Beach, Calif.

Pitching Coach – TBA

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