Firebirds promote Brewer to varsity baseball coach

By Jessie H. Nunery

Sports Editor

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Todd Brewer has done a good job filling out his sports resume.

Brewer has coached at many levels of different sports, including baseball, football and basketball.

He even has four years of high school baseball umpiring experience.

The one thing that was missing from Brewer’s resume that he wanted has been filled.

He recently was promoted as Southern Nash’s varsity baseball coach.

Brewer spent the past season as an assistant with the Firebirds, and when Jeff Flowers was removed from the head coaching position after 18 years with the program in May, the opportunity presented itself to the 32-year-old.

“Southern Nash is a good place with a good administration that wants you to do well,” Brewer said. “It’s a great community. The whole Southern end of the county loves everything about Southern Nash athletics and the school.”

Brewer has experience as a baseball coach on the middle school level, having previously coached in the area at C.B. Martin and South Edgecombe.

He takes over a Southern Nash squad that won only a single game in the Big East Conference last season.

Having been around the program, Brewer said he saw a group that had potential but never was able to score the run needed or put together one final inning to win close ballgames.

Southern Nash is 12-47 in the past three seasons.

Brewer said a big part of Southern Nash’s turnound will come by increasing its numbers.

He referenced the way the Firebirds’ football team is embraced by the community and its players.

“We want to have a good program and build it to be competititve year in and year out,” Brewer said. “The wins and losses will take care of itself.”

Brewer will teach math at Southern Nash again this year, and his wife, Teresa, is the Firebirds’ varsity volleyball coach.

Along with their two daughters, Rylee, 6, and Reagan, 2, the Brewers have added their family to the one that is Southern Nash athletics.

“He’s going to work hard and he’s willing to work,” Southern Nash athletics director Robbie Kennedy said. “He has been around the players for a season. Now it’s a question of building more relationships with some of them.”

 

Jessie H. Nunery can be reached at 407-9959 or jhnunery@
rmtelegram.com

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Excellent Choice

Coach Brewer is an excellent choice. It is good to see promotions from within the system. Best of luck to you Todd !

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