JUNE 6, 2017, MARIETTA, GA -- Dominion Christian Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Nelson as the varsity baseball coach.
Currently, Coach Nelson consistently develops top-notch players through individual instruction while managing competitive teams as owner of his esteemed organization, Nelson Baseball School. The Nelson Baseball school, which was started in Kennesaw in 2006, has yielded 76 Division I collegiate student-athletes and 31 professional players. In addition to running his baseball school, Coach Nelson was an assistant baseball coach at Kennesaw Mountain from 2010-2017.
A Brief Bio...
During his college baseball career, Coach Nelson helped lead the Pointers to the NCAA Collegiate World Series in 1997 and held the NCAA title for doubles in 1998. After his collegiate career, Coach Nelson played professional baseball with the Ozark Mountain Ducks.
Once his professional career was over, he began coaching at the collegiate level. As the head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2000-2003), Coach Nelson led his team to two conference championships (2000, 2002) and two NCAA regionals (2001, 2002). He completed his collegiate coaching experience as the head coach at Rockford College (2004-2006), where he took over a struggling team and turned it into a regional contender. During his collegiate coaching career, Coach Nelson earned the distinction of the conference Coach of the Year with his alma mater in 2002 and Rockford College in 2004.
Coach Nelson has experienced coaching success at the professional level as well (2007-2009). He was the hitting coach for the Gary Railcats when they won the Northern League Championship in 2007. He also served as the manager for the Windy City Thunderbolts (2008).
We are thrilled to add Coach Nelson to our coaching staff. We look forward to his using the game of baseball as a tool to prepare our young men to be successful in life. We are confident that our baseball program will have a positive impact in our school and in our community under Coach Nelson's leadership.