Coach Brian Drent
Brian Drent is in his second year as the Mustangs' head coach.
In his first season with the team, Drent guided the Mustangs to a 37-21 record and a second place finish in the 2012 GPAC regular season standings with a 13-7 league mark.
Drent was previously the head coach at Sioux City North High School, where his teams compiled a 157-48 record for a .766 winning percentage in five seasons. He guided the Stars to a 36-7 record and Iowa’s Class 4A state championship during the 2009 season. He led North to three consecutive state tournament appearances and four consecutive Missouri River Activities Conference championships. Drent was named the 2009 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) Iowa Class 4A Coach of the Year and has been named the IHSBCA Class 4A West District Coach of the Year each of the past four seasons.
Drent attended Morningside for one year following his graduation from Worthington High School in Minnesota and earned first-team All-North Central Conference honors as a centerfielder when he batted .310 with four home runs and 15 RBIs for Morningside during the 1993 campaign. He then attended Indian Hills Community College for one year and was drafted in the 13th round by Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox. Drent spent three seasons in the White Sox Minor League system and played for the Greenville Bluesmen of the independent Texas-Louisiana League during the 1998 campaign.
Drent graduated from Bellevue University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in coaching from Peru State College and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
He was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Worthington Community College and an assistant baseball coach at Millard North High School and an assistant basketball coach at Millard South High School in Nebraska earlier in his career.
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