Brad Kocher was hired in the fall of 2011 as an assistant baseball coach. In the summer of 2013, he was named the college's Director of Recreational Sports and Athletic Facilities and the Coordinator of the Physical Wellness Dynamics program.
When it comes to recreational sports, Kocher oversees the college's campus recreation and intramural sports programs as well as 12 club sports teams. In the role of Director of Athletic Facilities, Kocher oversees the scheduling, management and operation of the Hillsdale College athletic facilities.
Kocher also oversees the sports studies core course, Physical Wellness Dynamics. In this role, he develops curriculum, hires and trains instructors, as well as instructs the course.
Kocher is a native to Brookville, PA and a graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania where he was a four-year starting pitcher. He helped lead the Fighting Scots to the post season in 1998. Kocher was twice named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and finished his career with 11 wins.
Kocher began his coaching career as the head coach at Spotsylvania High School in Spotsylvania, Virginia. In his six years as head coach the Spotsylvania Knights were 101-31. During his six-year high school coaching career, Kocher was named Battlefield District Coach of the Year four times, The Freelance Star Coach of the Year twice, and Regional Coach of the Year once. Under Coach Kocher’s leadership, the Knights won at least a share of the District title every season during Kocher’s career.
Before coming to Hillsdale, Coach Kocher spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. During the 2011 season Kocher helped lead UMW to the 22nd best batting average in the country. The Eagles finished the 2011 season leading the Capital Athletic Conference with a .332 average. During the 2010 NCAA Regional campaign the eagles finished 2nd in the conference with a .331 batting average.
He has also been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has volunteered for the Little League Baseball Challenger Division, an organization that helps physically and mentally disabled students learn the game of baseball.
Kocher resides in Bowling Green, OH with his wife Rebecca, and two children Aidan and Addison.
Sports Studies Courses:
Physical Wellness Dynamics
Methods of Teaching Physical Education
Organizational and Administration