Darrick Brown is in his fourth season as the head softball coach at Olivet College in 2018-19.
In his first three seasons at Olivet, Brown has led the Comets to 49 wins, including 18 during the 2018 season.
Prior to joning the Olivet staff, Brown served as the head softball coach for the two seasons at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. While there, he led the Bruins to a 37-13 overall record in 2015, winning the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference championship and the Michigan Community College Athletic Association state championship. Two of his players earned NJCAA Division II All-American honors.
Before KCC, Brown spent two years as the pitching coach at Davenport University. He also coached the Chicago Bandits to a National Pro Fastpitch championship in 2011. Other softball coaching stops for Brown include one year at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and two years at Glen Oaks Community College. Both teams won MCCAA Western Conference titles under his leadership. Overall as a head softball coach, Brown has a 164-86 record and has coached his teams to six collegiate championships and one professional championship.
Brown is also a well-known hitting and pitching instructor nationally. He has traveled to Hawaii, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, Kentucky, and all over the Midwest and Michigan doing clinics. Brown has helped place hundreds of student-athletes to all levels through his organization Brown Fastpitch, which fields 9U-18U softball teams and 8U-13U baseball teams.
Brown is also a 26-year veteran of men’s fastpitch. He began playing at the age of 14 and credits his dad and seven uncles for his love and passion to the game of fastpitch softball. Brown was also a member of the King and His Court during its final tour in 2011.
Brown attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College where he played collegiate baseball and earned his associate degree. He then transferred to Western Michigan University to earn his bachelor’s degree.
Brown lives in Kalamazoo with his wife, Katrina, and two sons, Gibson and Brennan.