Brown helped Western win sectional and regional titles in 2004. He had two walk-off hits — an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh against West Lafayette in a sectional semifinal game, and a homer in the bottom of the eighth against Blackford in a one-game regional. He batted .500 (9 for 18) with three homers in five tourney games that year.
Also at Tuesday’s school board meeting, it was announced that Western athletic director Ryan Berryman has requested a reassignment, ending his two-year tenure as the AD.
“Fortunately I’ve had the privilege of working with great ADs — for different reasons — in the past,” Davis said. “We’re going to miss Ryan’s passion and dedication for Western. Fortunately, that will carry over into the classroom.”
Berryman likely will be reassigned as a social studies teacher within one of Western’s secondary schools (high school or middle school). The search for a new athletic director will begin promptly.
“The challenge is always finding the best candidate,” Davis said. “I’m confident the programs we have here at Western will bring in top-notch candidates. It’s going to be a goal to find somebody who sees what Western stands for and wants to continue the history of excellence in all that we do.”