Brian Kehew became the head coach of the Hawks baseball program in the summer of 2018, coming to Becker with six years of coaching experience, having coached for Salve Regina University, the Ocean State Waves (NECBL), and the Naval Academy Preparatory School.
In 2019, just his first season at the hekm of the program, Kehew coached an inexperienced Hawks squad to a 13-25 record, a two-win improvement over the previous season despite having a short recruiting period. Seniors Tanyon Ventres and Evan Barrera were voted All-NECC first team while Coby Hussey and Michael Bianco were voted All-NECC second team. Junior Michael McMahon was voted to the 2019 NCAA Division III Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball First Team for his outstanding achievements both on the field and in the classroom.
Prior to coming to Becker, Kehew coached at Salve Regina University where he trained, developed, and prepared the baseball student-athletes for a high level of competition. He acted as the recruiting coordinator as he scouted and recruited talented and projectable high school baseball players. Other duties included maintaining statistics and records, performing administrative and operational tasks, and assisting with fundraising, alumni outreach and community service initiatives.
Kehew was instrumental in the recent success of the Seahawks baseball program. The team won the Commonwealth Coach Conference (CCC) tournament championship in 2016 and 2017, and earned regular season championships in 2017 and 2018. He has coached 11 All-New England players in the past four years, including one All-American. In 2017, the team was ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 12 in the nation while holding nationally-ranked statistics in both pitching and offensive categories.
In addition to coaching the notable Seahawks baseball program, Kehew is presently the pitching coach for the Ocean State Waves, a New England Collegiate Baseball League (NEBCL) team. There, he oversees the strength and conditioning of all players and uses advanced training techniques and video analysis to develop pitchers. In 2017, the team compiled the best record in the league and was nationally ranked as high as No. 1 in the country for collegiate summer baseball. In total, Kehaew has coached over 25 players with the Ocean State Waves that have been drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB).
Prior to his start with the NEBCL team, he was the head coach of the Naval Academy Preparatory School.
Kehaw, a Portsmouth, R.I. native, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville in 2011. He continued his studies at the University of Central Florida and received a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2012.