Greg Brown was hired on June 21, 2010 to become the third head baseball coach in NSU's 22-year history. A South Florida native, he brings a combined 10 years of professional scouting and collegiate coaching experience to the Sharks baseball program.
Since taking over the program, Brown led the Sharks to their first South Regional Tournament appearance in 2011 and repeated the feat in 2012. Brown's teams have finished the season nationally ranked in both seasons of his tenure.
Brown comes to Nova Southeastern after two years of working with the Houston Astros as an Area Scout in South Florida and Puerto Rico where he was responsible for evaluating, drafting and signing potential MLB prospects.
Cruz joins the Sharks after eight seasons working as an assistant at Flanagan HS. He served as the Falcons infielders coach, grooming some of the best infield talent in Broward County. Cruz has worked with several athletes that have gone on to have enormous success at the collegiate level, including former NSU stars Eric McCans and Luis Penate.
Cruz's greatest contribution while working at Flanagan HS came from his involvement in the college recruiting process for college bound players. He helped countless seniors throughout Broward and Dade fulfill their collegiate baseball dreams.
Coach Cruz graduated from Florida International in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies. He was a first-team all-conference selection as a senior playing second base and shortstop. In 1991 he broke the Division-I national record with 1.5 walks per game, a record which still stands today. As a junior he led the team in stolen bases with 53, good for seventh in the nation. He finished with a .340 career batting average.
Ramsey comes to NSU after spending three years with NCAA Division I Long Beach State. There, Ramsey's impact on the pitching staff was instrumental. In his three seasons, the staff never collectively held an ERA over 3.64 in a season. In the previous three seasons, the team had averaged over a 4.00 ERA combined. In 2013, the pitching staff ended the season with an opponent batting average of .238 and an ERA of 2.97, the lowest for the program since 2005.
Ramsey will have a loaded staff to work with at NSU. Last season, after losing multiple key pitchers, several Sharks emerged to form one of the most productive pitching staffs in program history. The Sharks collectively set the school record for fewest runs allowed in a season at 190 and had the lowest team ERA since NSU joined the NCAA.
Ramsey's coaching experience ranges across many levels all over the country. In 2013, Ramsey worked under Scott Pickler coaching the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League, the premier collegiate summer ball league in the nation.
Director of Baseball Operations
Gregg Bennis is currently in his first year at Nova Southeastern University as Head of Baseball Operations and a volunteer coach.
He assists in all of the off the field programs and projects such as youth camps and community outreach. Bennis also does different tasks on the field during practices and games.
Bennis will be finishing up his bachelors degree at Florida Atlantic University this spring.
While at FAU Bennis played for the Owls baseball team as a pitcher and outfielder.
Bennis was born and raised in South Florida, where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School.