Grant Achilles

Grant Achilles, who spent two seasons as an assistant coach, was named head coach of the Brown baseball program in 2014.

Achilles spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Bears before taking over the head coaching duties midway through the 2014 season. Achilles is Brown’s 17th head coach since 1900, while the program was founded in 1863.

Brown earned three All-Ivy selections in 2019, including Joe Lomuscio and Mark Sluys on the First Team, as the Bears had multiple First Team honorees for the third time in four seasons. Lomuscio was also named the program's second CoSIDA Academic All-American in three seasons. In 2018, sophomores Parke Phillips and Will Tomlinson were both named All-Ivy, while pitcher JJ Sliepka earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. Right-handed pitcher Reid Anderson was drafted by the New York Yankees following the season, giving the Bears four draftees in three years.

Brown earned six All-Ivy selections in 2017, including multiple first team honorees for the second straight season, and had three selections on the first team for the first time since 2010. Rob Henry ’17 was named a unanimous First Team selection after hitting .390 in league play, while Huntley earned First Team recognition for the second time in as many seasons. Fellow senior Marc Sredojevic ’17 rounded out the trio of First Team selections after a standout year at first base, pacing the team in slugging, on-base percentage and walks. In addition, Christian Taugner ’17 was named to the Second Team, and Sam Grigo ’18 and Cameron Deere ’20 collected honorable mention accolades.

After the 2017 season, Taugner and Henry were both selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the MLB Draft, giving the Bears multiple selections in the same draft for the first time since 2005.

In 2016, Brown landed four All-Ivy selections, including multiple First Team honorees for the first time since the 2010 season. Josh Huntley ’17 was named to the First Team after leading the team with a .361 average in league play, developing into one of the top offensive catchers in the league. Reliever Dante Bosnic ’18 was also named to the First Team, while outfielder Jake Levine ’16 and right-hander Christian Taugner ’17 both earned Second Team accolades. Following the season, left-handed pitcher Austin French ’16 was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He was Brown’s second draftee in three years and highest selection (27th round) since 2011.