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Brian Chapman


Brian Chapman, the 2015 ABCA national high school coach of the year, has been preparing infielders of all ages for the past 25 years. Since moving from college to the high school ranks, Chapman has sent more than 20 infielders to premier college programs and helped many others achieve all-state and all-county recognition!

Coach Chapman believes that infield defense is the key to any successful team. His teams at Cranford were always noted for their defensive aptitude and, since arriving at Millburn, Chapman has helped the state powerhouse gain a reputation as one of the most fundamentally sound defensive high school programs in the country.

Coach Chapman believes that infielders are built from the ground up; and has perfected a series of drills and skill development series’ that allow his players to gain an advantage over their opponents. Coach Chapman also believes in teaching his players how to think through different aspects of playing the infield and encourages them to not only learn what to do but to always understand why they are doing it.

Coach Chapman lives in Cranford with his wife, Rachel, and his sons, Jacob and Matthew.

Coaching Career

  • Head baseball coach Millburn High School, 7th season (2011-present)
  • Assistant coach Cranford High School, 12 seasons (1999-2010)
  • Assistant coach Union Catholic High School, 2 seasons (1997-1998)
  • Assistant coach New Jersey City University, 2 seasons (1995-1996)
  • Assistant coach Kean University, 2 seasons (1992-1993)

Playing Career

  • Kean University 1989-1991
  • Team captain; All New Jersey Athletic Conference Second Baseman
  • Fairleigh Dickinson 1988
  • Union Catholic High School 1984-1987


  • Kean University 1989-1991
  • Fairleigh Dickinson 1988
  • Union Catholic High School 1984-1987


Current Camps & Clinics

Brian coaches our winter and summer baseball clinics and camps such as infielding camps, team practice & workout camps.  He is also available for private and/or group lessons.

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