Head Coach Mark Brew

Mark Brew begins his 14th season as head coach of the Flames. He directed his first seven Lee teams to the NAIA College World Series before leading the transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference in 2014. 
 
The 2018 season saw the Flames finish seventh in the regular season to earn the program's second berth to the GSC Tournament. The team recorded a 2-1 record in pool play to advance to the championship game, where it fell by a 7-6 score to No. 4 seed Mississippi College. This past year the Flames were 23-26 overall and 12-16 in the final GSC standings. 
 
Brew earned his 500th career coaching victory on March 18, 2017 with an 8-1 win over rival Shorter University. All 500 of those victories have come as leader of the Flames. 
 
Brew's squad finished with a 30-18 record in 2016 and advanced to its first GSC Tournament with an 18-11 mark (sixth-place) conference record. 
 
The 2015 team posted a 39-19-1 overall record and 17-13-1 in league play. After a successful regular season, the Flames went on to host and win the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament for the second straight season and advance to the World Series in Mason, Ohio. Lee would secure a second consecutive second-place finish after falling to Fresno Pacific in the national championship game. 
 
On April 4, 2014 Lee topped 12th-ranked Delta State, 5-3 to secure Brew's 400th career victory as head coach, all coming at Lee. 
 
Prior to joining the NCAA Division II ranks Lee dominated the NAIA landscape finishing second in the World Series in 2008 and 2010, third in 2009, 2012 and 2013 and fourth in 2011. In 2013 the Flames posted another impressive record of 51-12 while having a record five players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft and two others ink free agent contracts. 
 
Brew has been named conference Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2010) and has been named Region Coach of the Year six times (2008-2013). In 2008 he was named NAIA National Coach of the Year. He was also named SSAC Men’s Coach of the Year for the 2008 and 2011 campaigns. 

Over Brew’s tenure as Head Coach and Assistant Coach the Flames have had 31 players get drafted/sign MLB contracts, including two that have played in the Major Leagues (Lance Zawadzki and Brandon Cunniff).  Additionally, 38 players have signed contracts with Independent Professional teams in Brew’s tenure.  
 
Prior to taking over the Flames' program, Brew served as Lee's chief assistant under former head coach David Altopp for 10 years. 
 
During his playing days, Brew had a successful four-year career at Trevecca Nazarene University under Coach Altopp. In 1990, Brew was the top hitter for the Trevecca baseball team. He was also the closer for the Trojans for four years. In 1993, he posted a 4-0 record, had four saves, and a 1.80 earned run average. He was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete while at Trevecca and was named the University's Outstanding Christian Athlete during his senior year. 
 
A 1994 graduate of Trevecca, Brew received a B.S. degree in Physical Education and was an employee of the Nashville City School system before joining the Lee staff. In 2006, Brew added to his educational portfolio by earning a Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. 
 
A native of Smyrna, Tennessee, Brew and his wife Rachel have been married for 25 years. They are blessed with two children, Elise and Alex. 

BREW SEASON-BY-SEASON 

Year 

School 

Record 

 

2007 

Lee University 

51-15 

NAIA World Series 

2008 

Lee University 

63-10 

NAIA World Series - Runner-Up 

2009 

Lee University 

53-14 

NAIA World Series - Fab Four 

2010 

Lee University 

52-13 

NAIA World Series - Runner-Up 

2011 

Lee University 

51-14 

NAIA World Series - Fab Four 

2012 

Lee University 

56-11-1 

NAIA World Series - Fab Four 

2013 

Lee University 

51-12 

NAIA World Series - Fab Four 

2014 

Lee University 

37-19 

NCCAA World Series - Runner-Up 

2015 

Lee University 

39-19-1 

NCCAA World Series - Runner-Up 

2016 

Lee University 

30-18 

 

2017 

Lee University 

27-23 

 

2018 

Lee University 

27-26 

GSC Tournament - Runner-Up 

2019 

Lee University 

23-26 

 

Total 

 

560-220-2 

 

At Lee 

 

560-220-2