Director of Baseball Operations
Brian has spent the last 40 years in professional baseball as a player (A's, Brewers, Tigers, Indians), Major League Coach (Indians, Orioles), Minor League Manager (Indians), Director of Player Development and Director of Instruction (Pirates, Orioles), and Interim General Manager for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles.
Brian currently coordinates the on-field Baseball Operation for the MLB Draft Combine, and in 2021 he was an Advance Scout for the USA Olympic Baseball Team.
Brian is the only Minor League Manager/ Major League Coach in professional baseball history to have his teams reach the playoffs for 10 consecutive years at the A, AA, AAA, and Major League Level.
Brian's accomplishments include:
Professional Baseball Chief Bender Award for "Most Outstanding Personnel in Player Development"
USA Today Baseball Weekly "Minor League Manager of the Year"
Baseball America Eastern League "Best Managerial Prospect"
Carolina League "Manager of the Year"
Topps Baseball "Organization of the Year" as Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Player Development
Major League Baseball Lifetime Gold Member
Association of Professional Baseball Life Member
Life Member Major League Baseball Alumni Association
Brian played both football and baseball at UCLA and is a member of the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame, Buffalo Bison Hall of Fame, and the Granite Hills High School Hall of Fame.
While at UCLA, Brian recorded the most hits in school history, most stolen bases in school history, and most runs scored in school history.
Vice President / baseball operations
Seneca Valley High School, 2011 WPIAL Champions
Youngstown State University Baseball
Slippery Rock University Baseball
2011 Drafted by Chicago White Sox
2015 Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles
Played and coached professionally for 5 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles Organization.
Highly Regarded as one of the best hitting instructors and baseball minds in organized baseball.
vice president Baseball Administration
Infielder- Penn State Greater Allegheny
School record for infield assists in a single season
Highly regarded as one of the best infield instructors and all-around baseball instructors in Western Pennsylvania.
Head Coach 14U Select Team
34 years in professional baseball
Major league player with 8 teams: Indians, Red Sox, Rockies, Phillies, Mariners, Yankees, Orioles, Tigers.
Major league hitting coach for Pirates and White Sox.
Hitting Coordinator for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles.
Peters Township High School
Major League Pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos)
Pitching Coach Shady Side Academy
Hardcore Elite Baseball COnsultant
Pitched 8 years professionally with the Reds and Rockies
12 years as a professional scout with the Texas Rangers.
New York Yankees Catcher
Oklahoma State University
Major League Player: Padres, Rangers, Reds
Coach- Pittsburgh Pirates Organization
Seneca Valley High School
Wake Forest University
Catcher (Tigers, Mariners, Reds, Nationals)
Coach (Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox)
Son of Former Pirates Manager Jim Leyland
Point Park University
Hitting and Catching Instructor University of Pittsburgh
Shaler High School
University of Pennsylvania shortstop
Head Baseball Coach - Penn State New Kensington
Assistant Baseball Coach - Penn State New Kensington
8 Seasons as a Manager, Pitching Coach, and Hitting Instructor with the Independent Professional Leagues
Pittsburgh Pirates Associate Scout.
Hardcore Elite assistant Hitting coordinator
Head Baseball Coach - Freeport High School
Assistant Baseball Coach - Freeport High School
Assistant Baseball Coach - Hardcore Elite National Team
Head Baseball Coach - Highlands High School
Jeff Campbell Jr
Assistant Baseball Coach - Highlands High School
Head Baseball Coach - North Hills High School
Head Baseball Coach - Kiski Area High School
Head Coach - Hardcore Elite Jr National Team
Assistant Baseball Coach - Pine Richland High School
Assistant Coach Hardcore Elite National Team
Pitching Coach - Pine Richland High School
Pitching Coach - Hardcore Elite Jr National Team
Director of Community Relations and Social Media