Brian Brownfield joined the Menlo College athletic department as the school’s Sports Information Coordinator in January, 2017. Brownfield serves as the primary media contact for the department’s nine Golden State Athletic Conference varsity sports programs, while also assisting with the media duties for the additional seven NAIA varsity sports. He is responsible for writing all department press releases, game recaps, feature stories, producing game day programs, and is recognized as “The Voice of the Oaks” during all home contests on the Menlo College Sports Network. He also is the producer and host of “Unrooted,” maintains the official website of Oaks Athletics, www.menloathletics.com, and the department’s official social media channels.
Prior to joining the official staff for Menlo College, Brownfield served as the Sports Information Student Assistant during his three-and-a-half years as a student at Menlo College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a focus on Sports Management in December of 2016. Brownfield was the 2016 recipient of the athletic department’s Service Award, given to one student whose contributions to the department are immeasurable. He began serving as the primary play-by-play broadcaster for Menlo Athletics in the fall of 2014, and has called over 350 games on the Menlo College Sports Network. In September of 2015, he was recognized by the Oakland Athletics as the Bill King Memorial Scholarship winner, given to one aspiring college student who seeks to get into broadcasting or journalism.
During the 2017 summer, Brownfield served as the Broadcast/Media Relations Assistant for the Hagerstown Suns, A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals in the South Atlantic League. While working for the Suns, Brownfield assisted in the creation of game-day stat packs and lineup cards while serving as the color commentator for six innings each game and the play-by-play broadcaster for three innings of every home game. The summer before, Brownfield was the play-by-play voice of the now-defunct Menlo Park Legends, a collegiate summer baseball team in the California Collegiate League.
A native of Salinas, California, Brownfield currently resides in East Palo Alto.