Bryan McLain completed his 12th season as head coach and his 21st overall with the baseball program at Georgia Southwestern as the Hurricanes wrapped up their 2016 with a 25-24 record.
The Hurricanes got off to their best start in the NCAA era going 9-0 and finished with a 17-3 non-conference record. Unfortunately the same success was not seen in conference play as they finished 11th in the PBC. However, the Canes did end on a high note going 5-3 down the final stretch in conference action.
In McLain's 12 years at the helm for GSW, he has enjoyed much success with the program, highlighted by being named Georgia Dugout Club's NAIA Coach of the Year in 2005. Under McLain's leadership the Hurricanes have advanced to two NAIA regional tournaments, produced several NAIA and NCAA Academic and All-Conference players - as well as two NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans - and in 2010 delivered the athletic department's first nationally ranked team since joining the NCAA in 2006.
Prior to taking over the helm of the 'Canes, McLain spent nine seasons as an assistant coach. From 1996-2000, he served as the hitting and outfield coach, as well as recruiting coordinator for Bill Haywood. For four seasons, 2001-2004, under Barry Davis, McLain took over the pitching staff and developed it into one of the best staffs in NAIA baseball, while establishing many individuals and team pitching records. During that time, the Hurricanes had two pitchers earn first team All-Region honors with one being named NAIA National Player of the Year. As an assistant, he was an integral part of three regional appearances and three conference championships.
McLain also has a wealth of playing experience. He was an All-American outfielder at the University of West Georgia and played one year in the Frontier League (Independent) in 1993. He played his first two collegiate seasons at South Georgia College after graduating from Tift County High School.
McLain and his wife, Carmen, are the proud parents of twin daughters, Bailey and Carley.