Scott Roane, Recruiting Coordinator

Scott Roane coached at Towson University for 13 years! Roane came to Towson in 2005 and spent the first three seasons as the team’s third-base coach.

In his first season with the Tigers, Towson doubled its win total from the previous season and led the NCAA with 105 home runs. The offense was led by Second-Team All-Americans Josh Maxey (23 home runs) and Casper Wells (17 home runs).

Roane took over as the Tigers pitching coach in 2008.  In his time as pitching coach, Roane mentored a pitching staff that lowered its earned run average by over three runs.  The 2012 Tigers pitching staff set a new school record by recording 388 strikeouts.  Tyler Austin was the catalyst as he struck out 90 batters in 64 innings, the second most strikeouts in a single-season.  His 12.66 strikeouts per nine innings led the NCAA.  Starter Michael Trionfo established a new wins mark in 2012 when we went 11-3 in 14 starts.  With Roane as the pitching coach, Towson pitchers have posted three of the top five single-season win totals, and four of the top five single-season save performances.  The 2013 season saw the Tigers lower their ERA by 0.70 on their way to their first CAA Tournament championship and a victory in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional.

The Tigers put together a streak of three-straight seasons in which they had a hurler drafted in the Major League Draft. In 2009, Josh Squatrito was taken in the 25th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.  Drew Permison was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 41st round in 2010 and Charlie Cononie was a 24th round selection by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.  Following the 2013- season, pitcher Mike Volpe signed with the Atlanta Braves, while right-hander Nik Nowottnick signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

Roane relinquished the pitching duties after the 2014 season and returned to the third-base coaching box. The Tigers 2015 offense improved in every category from the 2014 season, including collecting over 100 more hits and scoring 84 more runs.  The middle of the Tigers infield enjoyed success during the 2016 season as Brady Policelli earned all-region honors from the ABCA, while Richie Palacios was a unanimous Freshman All-America selection.

Roane joined the Tigers staff after four successful seasons as the head coach at Community College Baltimore County Dundalk, leading the Lions to a 116-69 record. In his first season at CCBC Dundalk, Roane led the Lions to a 25-21 mark.    The team was led by Third-Team All-America outfielder Anthony Aceves.  Roane followed that up with a 34-14 record in 2002, finishing as the Region XX runner-up.  The team sent nine players to four-year colleges, including Second-Team All-Americans John Wanger and Roy Rojas.  Over his final two years, Roane guided the Lions to 57 wins and a fourth place finish in Region XX in 2003.  Following the 2004 season, left-handed pitcher Brent Gaphardt earned Third-Team All-America honors.  Gaphardt would go on to be a 42nd round draft pick of the Montreal Expos.  Over his four-year tenure, Roane mentored 21 players who went on to sign with four-year colleges.  Roane took over as the head coach at CCBC Dundalk after spending four seasons as an assistant coach under NJCAA Hall of Famer Elliott Oppenheim.  During Roane’s tenure as an assistant coach, the Lions made two appearances in the NJCAA World Series.

Roane played two seasons at Davis & Elkins College, helping the Senators win the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division championship in 1995. He transferred to Davis & Elkins after playing two seasons at Essex Community College.  He went 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA as a freshman in helping the Knights to the NJCAA National Championship.  Roane graduated from Davis & Elkins in 1996 with a degree in accounting.

Steve Cox, General Manager

Steve Cox has been part of the Braves’ staff for nearly two decades. In recent seasons, Cox has also held the position of recruiting coordinator in addition to the GM duties.

The Braves had the No. 1 prospect in the Valley Baseball League for three consecutive seasons, 2014-16, with Max Povse, JC Escarra and Garrett Cave. Povse made his Major League debut this year while Escarra and Cave were both selected in the 2017 Major League Draft. Also in 2014, the Braves had the VBL’s MVP in Gunnar McNeill. This past season, the Braves had five players selected to represent the VBL in the Southeast Showcase that featured players from the VBL, Cal Ripken League, Florida League, Southern Collegiate League and the Sun Belt.

As GM, Cox is responsible for a variety of duties including play-by-play for internet broadcasts, official scorekeeper, updating the team’s website and social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter and also assisting with recruiting.

Prior to join the Braves staff, Cox worked as Sports Editor at The Daily News Leader and covered the Braves and the Valley Baseball League for many summers.

Cox is currently employed by Bridgewater College as the Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations.