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Cortland Coach Inducted into New York State Baseball Hall of Fame

Cortland Coach Inducted into New York State Baseball Hall of Fame

11/21/2016 

Cortland baseball head coach Joe Brown was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame during the organization's annual awards luncheon Sunday, Nov. 13 in Troy, N.Y.

Brown was among a group of honorees that included, among others, former major league players Willie Randolph, John Franco, David Palmer and the late John Cerutti, current New York Yankees television announcer Michael Kay, and the 2016 Little League World Series championship team from Maine-Endwell Little League.

Brown's accomplishments in his 17 years as Cortland's head coach include:

* 2015 NCAA Division III Champions
* 2005 and 2010 NCAA Division III Runners-up
* 10 NCAA Division III World Series Appearances
* 17 NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances
* 15 SUNYAC Championships
* 2015 ABCA and D3baseball.com National Coach of the Year
* 10-Time ABCA New York Region Coach of the Year
* 6-Time SUNYAC Coach of the Year
* 2014 and 2015 D3baseball.com New York Region Coach of the Year
* 2009 and 2015 ECAC Division III Upstate New York Coach of the Year
* 2015 Skip Bertman Coach of the Year Finalist
* Overall Record in 17 Years:  641-164-3 (.795)

Brown is a 1990 graduate of Ithaca College and was a player on the Bombers' 1988 national championship team.

Photo by Michael Clock