Higelin Back with Battle Creek
2nd Year Manager Energized For 2013
BATTLE CREEK, MI- Brandon Higelin is back as the team’s Field Manager for the 2013 summer the team announced today. Higelin returns after managing the team during the 2012 campaign and previously guiding the pitching staff for the 2011 Championship season. He is highly regarded around the country for his abilities to teach pitching to elite level prospects.
Higelin said, “I want to thank Brian Colopy and the rest of the Bomber organization for the opportunity to come back and manage this summer. I am looking forward to getting back to Battle Creek and working with the roster Brian and I have assembled. We have put together a very strong roster and I am expecting big things from the Bombers in 2013”.
Higelin has spent time in numerous pitching positions throughout different levels of baseball. Currently, Brandon is giving private lessons to Division 1 collegiate players, and minor leaguers in California. Brandon also spent a number of years as a left-hand pitcher in the San Diego Padres farm system.
“Brandon is a tremendous asset to our organization and the Northwoods League overall. He brings elite level coaching and instruction to our team. Last summer Brandon was able to receive an incredible amount of experience and I believe he will utilize that knowledge to do great things for us this summer”, said Bombers GM Brian Colopy.
Brandon attended California State University where he majored in both Business and History. While attending CSU, Higelin achieved the award of 2005 Pitcher of the Year. A 28th round selection by the Padres, Higelin was selected as a 2006 Midwest League All-star and later became the captain of the team’s pitching staff. He is currently finishing up is BA in psychology at Ashford University.
Higelin was the head baseball coach for the developmental baseball program, Poway Express. He was also the Pitching Coach for Poway Thunder in Poway, California during the summer of 2010. Higelin has rubbed off his talents onto many current and former students that have committed to Division 1 baseball programs.