Eddie Brown joins the Villanova coaching staff for his first season in 2017. He will work primarily with the Wildcats infielders, in addition serving as the assistant hitting coach and helping with the program's recruiting efforts.
Brown comes to Villanova after spending the previous four years at Wagner, including the last two seasons as an assistant coach. He primarily worked with the team's infielders during the 2016 season, in addition to overseeing the offense and coaching third base. Brown was also the Seahawks recruiting coordinator. He previously worked with the team's outfielders.
Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Brown played college baseball at both Seton Hall and Wagner. He was the Seahawks starting shortstop in 2012, when former Wildcats assistant Jim Carone was in his first year as the Wagner head coach. Brown hit .314 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 36 runs batted in to go along with 22 stolen bases in 49 games as a senior in 2012. Also batted .277 with nine doubles and a team-high four home runs for the Seahawks in 2011.
Brown is a native of Edison, N.J. and began his collegiate career playing for Seton Hall in 2008 and 2009. He played in 161 games overall during his collegiate career, with a combined 123 hits, 83 runs scored, 10 home runs and 36 stolen bases.
Brown completed his MBA in business administration management at Wagner.