HQ Coaching Staff: Jonathan Brandt

Jonathan Brandt currently serves as the 13U director in Top Tier's youth division. He's spent several years as a part-time staffer, dating back to the fall of 2020. Now, Brandt is a full-time staff member and coach and will head the 13U Americans in the summer of 2024.

Before joining the Top Tier staff as a full-time coach, Brandt coached collegiately at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Ill. Along with his responsibilities with the Blue Storm, Brandt coached for the Ground Sloths in the Kernels Collegiate League, a summer league based in central Illinois. Here, Brandt led the Ground Sloths to a first-place finish in 2022, and Brandt was named the Coach of the Year. He was also the youngest coach in the league and ran the entire organization himself without a staff or an assistant.

Brandt's playing career consisted of a couple collegiate stops and one season professionally. He began his career at Parkland College and finished at Auburn University at Montgomery, a Division II program. At Parkland, Brandt was part of back-to-back NJCAA World Series appearances. After graduation, Brandt played a season in the USPBL during its covid season.

Brandt is from Homewood, Ill. and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

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