Brian Dewey enters his 16th year at the helm of the Saints in 2017-18. In 2016, Dewey guided the Saints to the Western New York Athletic Conference Championship, the Region 3/15/21 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 nine of Dewey’s 15 years as coach.
The Saints finished the 2017 season with a record of 42-10 and a seeding of 12th in the Nation. In addition to making the World Series, Dewey had six players named all WNYAC, four of which went on to become All Region, three of those were named All Americans.
Along with the Six All Conference Selections, Dewey was also named WNYAC Coach of the Year, the seventh time he was honored with that award.
In 15 years, Dewey has compiled an overall record of 465-196. Dewey has also been a part of 12 conference championships in his 14 years. The Saints have 11 Region Championships (05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17).
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 7 times as he received that award in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
The Saints over last several years have also been successful in the classroom, with an 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. In 2016, the men’s softball team that Dewey manages in the summer, won the ASA National Championship. Dewey also serves as the Athletic Director for Mercyhurst North East.