26 Brandon Harmon
Zags score eight runs in the fifth en route to 10-4 victory
Four tie scores, three lead changes in 10-inning loss
Troy Johnston hits game-winning 2-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth
Justin Jacobs knocked in two runs for GU
Takes over as Pitching Coach for Bulldog Baseball
Brandon Harmon will begin his third season as assistant coach and sixth season overall on the baseball staff. He was elevated from volunteer assistant in September 2015.
Harmon has helped guide the Zags to three West Coast Conference titles in his five years on staff – 2013, 2016, and 2017 – and in 2016, his pitching staff played a large rule in the Zags’ first-ever at-large bid to an NCAA Regional.
Also in 2016, Harmon’s pitching staff shattered the program record with 501 strikeouts, and they eclipsed the old mark once again a year later. He tutored two of the pitchers among the top four on Gonzaga’s single season strikeouts list (No. 2 Eli Morgan and No. 4 Brandon Bailey), along with one of the top closers in school history in Wyatt Mills.
Under Harmon’s tutelage, four pitchers have been selected in the MLB Draft: Mills (3rd Rd.; 2017), Bailey (6th; 2016), Morgan (8th; 2017), and Hunter Wells (23rd; 2016).
Harmon spent his volunteer years working with the squad’s catchers and outfielders, where he helped catcher Joey Harris earn 2015 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Harmon was also involved with the pitching staff, assisting with in-game pitching decisions.
From 2013 to 2015, Harmon also coached the 19U-level Spokane Expos, leading the club to a record of 103-57. Twenty-three of his Expos players moved on to play collegiate baseball.
From 2011-2012 Harmon served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. In 2012, the program won the Northwest Conference and Western Regional Championship earning a bid to the Division III World Series. The year previously, he saw the Pirates’ pitching staff break the Division III school ERA record with one athlete signing a professional contract. His staff re-broke that record in 2012.
Harmon is a former player and graduate of Gonzaga. He completed his undergraduate work in 2007 with a degree in sports management and followed that up with a master's degree from Gonzaga in 2009 in Sport and Athletic Administration. During his days as a pitcher for the Bulldogs (2005-08), he etched himself into the program’s record book. Harmon is one of two atop the all-time career appearances category with 88 and owns the most innings in a season, pitching 123.1 frames in 2007. He was named All-WCC Honorable Mention in 2006 and 2007 and finished his career with a 13-17 overall record with 10 saves.
Harmon and his wife Lindsey have one child, a son named Charlie. They live in Spokane.
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06/14/2017 - Morgan Named First Team All-American
06/13/2017 - A Pair of Pitchers Go on Day Two of MLB Draft
06/01/2017 - Morgan Named Second Team All-American
05/27/2017 - Zags Stunned Twice at WCC Championships
05/26/2017 - Vernia Powers Zags into Title Game at WCC Champs
05/25/2017 - Offensive Surge Pushes Zags into Winner's Bracket
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