Gregg Braun

Associate Head Baseball Coach and Student-Athlete Retention Specialist, Joliet Junior College

Trainer - Chicago

Gregg Braun is entering his eighth season at Joliet Junior College as the Associate Head Baseball Coach and Student-Athlete Retention Specialist.

While at JJJC, Coach Braun has four NJCAA Division III World Series appearances, complete with a National Championship in 2012. Also, add in a National Runner-Up finish in 2015 along with a 4th place and 6th place finish in 2009 and 2011 respectively to cap off an impressive run.

He spent the 2007 and 2008 baseball seasons as the assistant varsity baseball coach at his alma mater, Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, IL. Gregg also coached football at Providence, coaching the secondary on the sophomore level. Prior to coaching at Providence, he spent one year at Romeoville High School as an assistant varsity baseball coach and a year at Lemont High School where he was a freshman assistant coach.

Gregg attended Providence Catholic High School, where he was an all-area catcher on the baseball field and played free safety on the gridiron for the Celtics. Gregg helped lead the Celtics in football to the final two of four straight IHSA State Championships in 1996 and 1997. He then continued his football career at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Gregg lettered for the Bulldogs in 2000 and 2001, playing free safety for them as well. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in telecommunication arts and a minor in journalism. Gregg recently finished his master's degree in sports leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Coach Braun also is a sports broadcaster for a local radio station and covers high school football, basketball and baseball on the air waves. Gregg is an avid sports fan and while spending his whole life in the suburbs of Chicago, he has an extreme love for Chicago sports teams, especially his beloved Cubs – who he knows one day will win it all!

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