Brian Dewey enters his 15th year at the helm of the Saints in 2016-17. In 2016, Dewey guided the Saints to the Western New York Athletic Conference Championship, the Region 3/15 championship, and went on to win the District Championship and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament. The Saints have been to the National Tournament eight of Dewey’s 14 years as coach.
The Saints took 9th at the World Series in 2016 and finished with an overall record of 37-18, Dewey had six players named all WNYAC, four of which went on to become All Region, three of those were named All Americans.
On March 29th, when the Saints beat Genesee Community College in the first game of a double header, Dewey won his 400th game as head coach of the Saints. After the season, Dewey was named WNYAC Coach of the Year.
In 14 years, Dewey has compiled an overall record of 423-186. Dewey has also been a part of 11 conference championships in his 14 years. The Saints have 10 Region Championships (05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16).
Dewey was named East Region Coach of the Year in 2014, the fourth time he was honored with that award. He was one of three coaches nominated for NFCA National Coach of the Year. Dewey was also named WNYAC Coach of the year 6 times as he received that award in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, and 2016.
The Saints over last several years have also been successful in the classroom, with a average GPA 3.2. Over 90 percent of Dewey’s players have moved on to a 4-year college with several playing at the Division 1 and 2 level.
Dewey, a native of Erie, PA, graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2000 and worked as a correspondent for the Erie Times News Sports Department before coming to Mercyhurst North East to coach the baseball team. Dewey also serves as the Athletic Director for Mercyhurst North East.