Baseball: Jeff Brabant

Jeff Brabant

  Head Coach
  Alma Mater: Montana State University (97)
  Office Phone: 406-874-6169 (o) or 406-233-9426 (c)

The fall 2017 season will be Coach Brabant’s 26th year coaching baseball and 15th year at Miles.  However, this year will be his 7th as the Pioneers' head coach.

Brabant started his coaching career in Miles City with the legion programs from 1992 to 1996 as both assistant and head coaching roles.  During that tenure, Brabant was part of the 1996 state championship team.

Jeff then moved his career to Bozeman to coach the Bucs A legion team in 1997 while finishing his bachelor’s degree at Montana State University.  Brabant then landed a teaching job that fall at Will James Middle School in Billings and also began coaching the Billings Scarlets as their pitching coach and eventual head coach.  While in Billings, the Scarlets won a state championship in 2000.  He also began and completed his master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

In 2003 he jumped to the collegiate level from a coaching and teaching standpoint as Rob Bishop’s (South Dakota State Head Baseball Coach) pitching coach and Information Technology Instructor on the campus of Miles Community College.  Under Brabant’s tutelage, the Pioneer pitching staff earned many honors and awards from conference to regional to national levels including All-Americans.  In 2007, the Pioneers won their first District title earning a berth to the Division II JUCO World Series.

In his first three seasons as the head coach, Brabant earned Mon-Dak and Region IX Coach of the Year honors. In 2014 he was named the Mon-Dak Conference Coach of the Year.

In the 2015-2016 Season, the Pioneers would have their most successful season (16-20) after making the jump to NJCAA Division 1. They would earn a bid to the Regional and the District Tournament.

Jeff is married to Rachael (Gunnare), former assistant coach of the Lady Pioneer basketball program and current underwriter at Stockman Bank in Miles City.  They have two children, Logan (11) and Brooke (9).

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