Former Gents baseball player Dakota Brown (2012, 2014-16) will begin his first year as an assistant coach for head coach Mike Diaz.
In his career on the diamond, Brown went 98-for-296 (.331) with 60 runs, 36 RBI’s, 11 doubles, one triple, one home run, 23 walks and 11 stolen bases. From the mound, he made 16 appearances with a 2-2 record, two saves, and a 3.35 ERA.
Brown had a successful senior campaign for the Gents in 2016. He finished second on the team and 12th in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with a .363 batting average. Leading the conference and finishing 12th in the nation with 16 hit-by-pitches, he is the Gents career leader with 37 trips to first base.
A Second Team All-Conference honoree as both an outfielder and a pitcher in 2016, Brown captured All-Louisiana First Team honors as a Utility Player – The first All-Louisiana First Team selection since pitcher Boone Whiting in 2010.
On the mound, Brown finished the season 2-2 with two saves and a 3.55 ERA in 16 relief appearances for Centenary.
Brown also garnered SCAC Pitcher of the Week honors on March 21 after picking up a pair of wins in relief at Schreiner.
In his sophomore season in 2014, Brown captured First Team All-Conference accolades as a catcher after leading the team and finishing second in the SCAC with a .375 average.
Brown graduated in the spring of 2016 with a degree in communications from Centenary.
Prior to Centenary, he graduated from Independence HS, earning letters in baseball and football. He played on two Eagles’ baseball teams that made a pair of State tournament appearances with two District Championships. On the gridiron, he helped Independence garner a playoff appearance.
Finally, Brown played summer ball for the Franklin Outlaws for three years.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he is the son of Charlene and Richard Brown and has two older brothers.