Congratulations to St. John Vianney High School baseball coach Scott Brown, who has been named the 2017-18 NFHS Coaches Association National Coach of the Year.
Brown, a 1984 Vianney graduate, led the Griffins to a 37-2 record and Missouri Class 5 championship last season. Brown also became Vianney's winningest baseball coach last season and surpassed the 500-win mark for his career.
Brown was nominated for the honor by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. In selecting the national coach of the year, the National Federation of State High School Associations looks at career coaching record, community service, involvement in other school activities, involvement in the profession at the local, state and national levels, as well as philosophy of athletics.
This honor adds to a long list of impressive accolades for Brown, who began his coaching career at CBC and was hired at Vianney prior to the 2011 season. Brown's teams at Vianney have gone 223-62, a remarkable .782 winning percentage, have won at least 23 games each season and have claimed five Metro Catholic Conference championships and four state final four appearances.