Patrick & Henry Community College has named Brandon Nania the Interim Head Baseball Coach.
Nania replaces Cody Ellis, who stepped down to pursue other opportunities.
Nania has helped P&H to 82 wins, 1 Region 10 Championship and 1 World Series appearance since becoming the lead assistant coach for the Pats in 2020.
“We are very excited to have Brandon Nania lead the Pats Baseball program” said P&H Athletic Director and Assistant Vice-President for Student Engagement and Inclusion Brian Henderson. This isn’t just another job for him, this is Coach Nania’s PHamily. I’m 100% sure he will give his all as head coach, just as he did as a former player here at P&H.”
Nania, while serving as the assistant P&H baseball coach, gained valuable experience as the head coach of the Martinsville Mustangs in the Coastal Plain League for the past two seasons.
On this interim appointment, Nania stated, “I’m thankful first and foremost to Coach Ellis for giving me an opportunity to join his staff three years ago. He’s been such an incredible mentor and an even better friend. Now, it’s my turn to provide the same opportunities for this group of young men and future Pats baseball recruits.”
Nania holds honors as being two-time All-Region selection and a part of the All-Defensive Team during his time as a player at P&H. He also held numerous offensive records including single season RBI’s (60), career RBI’s (117), career doubles (42), and career home runs (16). After his two-year stint at P&H, he transferred to Winston-Salem State University where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Youth Development.
Coach Nania continued, “I also want to thank Dr. Hodges, Athletic Director Brian Henderson, and the P&H family for having confidence in me to lead this great program. I’m truly humbled and incredibly excited to carry on the winning tradition and to continue developing young men here at Patrick & Henry Community College.”