Completing his third season, Brian Hull continued to help build on the team’s success in their prior two seasons. The Panthers once again put up some top ranking numbers in the nation in several categories for both the team and individual players. In 2019, Ohio Dominican once again finished in the top 50 in at least 10 statistical categories as they did in their previous two seasons.
In 2018, as a team, Ohio Dominican ranked in the top 50 in 13 statistical categories which tops their 2017 mark when they ranked in 10 statistical categories in the country. Primarily working with the infielders, defensively, they were 3rd in the nation in double plays turned while fielding at a .966 clip. The entire Panther infield garnered All League Honors as well in 2018. Individually, he helped coach and mentor Justin Childers (33rd Round-Detroit Tigers), Brad Wilson (13th Round-Toronto Blue Jays) and All-American Catcher, Colin Kaucher.
Before joining the ODU staff, Hull previously coached at a local suburb in Columbus and his alma mater, Gahanna Lincoln High School. Over his 20 plus years at Gahanna Lincoln, Hull helped lead the Lions to seven district titles and two state final four appearances. Hull has coached fifteen All-Ohio players with two of those winning All-Ohio Player of the Year honors. Included in those players were two Major League Draft selections. His first was 2008 Gahanna graduate, Major League Pitcher (Texas Rangers/Philadelphia Phillies), and current Japanese Professional Pitcher, Phil Klein. Along with Klein, Hull helped mentor and coach 2014 Gahanna graduate, Mr. Ohio Baseball (2014) and former University of Kentucky All-American and Golden Glove first baseman, Evan White. White was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 Amateur Draft by the Seattle Mariners.
Added to his coaching experience, Hull has spent time as an associate scout at the professional level helping to identify and evaluate players for the MLB draft.
Hull currently lives in his hometown of Gahanna with his wife Jennifer, son Bradley, daughter Haedyn, and son Beckett.