Cory Brownsten is in his fourth year on the Monroe Community College coaching staff. He serves as third base coach and also works with Tribune catchers and hitters.
A 2008 MCC graduate, Brownsten helped lead the Tribunes to a pair of NJCAA World Series appearances, including a third-place finish at the end of the 2008 season. Brownsten was a first team NJCAA All-American that year, while also receiving the Rawlings Gold Glove and Easton Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Brownsten then moved onto NCAA Division I University of Pittsburgh where he was named first team All-Big East. Following his successful college career, Brownsten was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
He had a successful rookie season in the minors, batting .287 with a pair of homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games for the Gulf Coast League Braves in 2010. He was called up to the Appalachian League Danville Braves for one game at the end of the season and went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five runs batted in.
In 2012, he was the Rome Braves Defensive Player of the Year and Baseball America tabbed him as the Catcher of the Year for the South Atlantic League.
Brownsten spent four years in the minors before returning to Monroe. During MCC’s offseason, he coaches with the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League.