February 14, 2021
From Alfred University:
ALFRED, NY – Brandon Harrison, a 2016 MBA graduate of Alfred University, joins the Saxon softball coaching staff as an assistant coach.
This will be the fourth position that Harrison has held here at Alfred University with his most recent stay being the Sports Information Director (now the Athletic Communications Department). He was hired in that position in the fall of 2017 before being hired to be the Assistant Professor of Sport Management and Internship Coordinator at Alfred State College. Harrison will continue as a professor on the other side of the valley while helping Head Coach Luke Wesneski and the softball team here at AU.
“It’s great to have Brandon back in the purple and gold,” Coach Wesneski said. “He was originally going to help us out last year, but with a new teaching position, he was unable to. He comes from a baseball background, so the transition should be very smooth and easy for him and he’s already very familiar with many of the players. He will work mainly with infield, outfield and game day preparation and management.”
Harrison played varsity baseball for local Canisteo-Greenwood High School for all four years and modified for the two years prior. He also played varsity soccer and swam varsity as well. Harrison is also active in the local areas through his role for the Alfred-Almond Community Sports Association co-overseeing youth sports in Almond. As an athlete, himself, he still manages to find time to play in adult leagues as much as possible.
“I’ve had the great fortune of working with the majority of these student-athletes in the past and have heard how the newcomers have accepted the challenge of living up to the AU softball standard,” Coach Harrison said. “It’s with great honor I accept that same challenge with such a distinguished program at my beloved alma mater. I look forward to being immersed in the incredible culture that Coach Wesneski and the team have established in recent years. I thank Coach and the AU administration for this opportunity. This group is focused and ready for an excellent season. I can’t wait to get started.”
Not only a graduate of the Alfred University Master’s program, Harrison earned his Bachelor’s in Sports Management from St. John Fisher College in 2013.