The Staunton Braves are pleased to announce the hiring of Brady Bogart as the team’s head coach for the 2024 season.
Bogart is currently the pitching coach at Pasco Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Fla.
Bogart has more than 30 years of experience working in the high school, collegiate and professional ranks of baseball. Bogart’s varied experience in the baseball world has seen him primarily work in the Sunshine State, while also sending him around the country to coach or play in independent and summer leagues.
Prior to his current position, Bogart was the pitching coach at University of North Florida.
Bogart also spent time on the coaching staff of the Sunshine State powerhouse Saint Leo. During multiple stints as the pitching coach for the Lions, Saint Leo tallied a 179-95 record, while also reaching the 1996 Division II South Regional Tournament and setting multiple team single-season highwater marks including consecutive wins (20), shutouts (eight) and strikeouts (467).
In addition to his collegiate coaching history, Bogart has produced a dominant 16-year tenure between time as the head coach at the Villages Charter High School and at Citrus High School. During those two stints, Bogart’s teams went 252-157, making two final four appearances, five regional finals while winning two regionals and five district titles.
Brady Bogart has been married to his wife, Barbie, for 28 years. Together the couple has four children, all of which have competed or are currently participating in college sports.
His son, Cody, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018 and was a catcher. Their son, Garrett, also a catcher, played at ERAU in Daytona Beach, Fla.
His son Austin graduated from Stetson in only three years and earned his graduate degree at UNF while competing as a two-way player and starter for the Ospreys in 2021.
Their daughter, Carly, is a junior catcher for the Valdosta State softball program.