Brian Bauerle is now entering his second season as head baseball coach at Coastal Bend College after serving as an assistant for two seasons prior. Coach Bauerle's record during his first season was 34-24, setting a new school record for Wins in a season. Bauerle led the Cougars to the Quarter Finals of the Regional Tournament This past Spring in 2017. This upcoming season will mark his 36th campaign as either a player or coach.
As a player, Bauerle’s breakout season came during his senior season at Bowie High School in Austin, Texas. He earned First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-Central Texas honors thanks to a .428 batting average.
Bauerle began his collegiate playing career at Ranger College where he was the NJCAA Region 5 Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, and NJCAA Region 5 Most Valuable Player the following season. He was also named the MVP of the Texas-New Mexico Junior College All-Star Game. After completing his eligibility at Ranger, he moved on to Lewis-Clark State College, where he was able to play for the legendary Ed Cheff, one of the winningest coaches in the history of college baseball. He finished his collegiate career by earning All-Conference honors at Concordia University Texas.
He returned to the game in 2000 to serve as a the lead hitting instructor at Texas All-Star Baseball Academy. He would later work as a scout for Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. These experiences eventually led him back to Ranger College, where he began his college coaching career as an assistant.
Since arriving at Coastal Bend, Coach Bauerle’s expertise as a hitting coach and his dynamic recruiting efforts have greatly contributed to an increased win total during of his three years at Coastal Bend College.
In addition to his successes on the diamond, Bauerle is a successful rancher and former rodeo competitor. He currently lives on the Bauerle Ranch with his wife Brandi and four children – Will (18), Shyanne (16), Tyler (15), and McKenzie (12).