ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits announced today that Darrick Brown has resigned as head coach of the Chicago Bandits.
“We want to thank Darrick for the wonderful year of service he provided to the Bandits,” said Bandits GM, Aaron M. Moore. “He was a big reason for the team’s success in 2011, including winning the team’s second NPF Championship.
“We respect his decision to focus on what he has going on in Michigan with his family and indoor center, Brown’s Fastpitch, and the Bandits organization wishes him nothing but success moving forward.”
During the 2011 season, Brown coached the Bandits to a 20-20 regular season record. In Sulphur, La. for the 2011 NPF Championship series, the Bandits defeated the Akron Racers in the first round, advancing to the finals where they eventually defeated the USSSA Pride for the title of 2011 NPF Champions.
“I intend to spend more time with my family, building and maintaining my softball training business and focusing on working toward a collegiate coaching position,” said Brown. “I appreciate the opportunity I was given to lead the Bandits in 2011. I learned a great deal about the organization and the NPF and think the future is bright for professional fastpitch softball.”
Originally from Kalamazoo, Mich., Brown began his coaching career at 19, becoming one of the top hitting and pitching instructors in the country. Prior to joining the Bandits, he spent time as a coach for Glen Oaks Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College where his teams averaged over 30 wins a season.
In addition, Darrick has developed the Brown’s Fastpitch travel softball program, which now has travel teams ranging from 10U to 18U.