The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Brent Biggs to take over the Baseball program at the monthly board meeting held on Thursday at the College.
A Great Bend native, Biggs was approved to fill the vacancy left by Mike Warren, who announced his retirement earlier this month following 30 years of service leading the Cougars.
Having been an assistant coach under Warren for the past six years, Biggs will assume the head coach position for the 2014-15 season, where his collegiate career began.
Playing second baseman for Barton during the 2004-2006 seasons, Biggs finished his collegiate playing career at Fort Hays State University before returning to assist the Cougars in 2008.
“Brent Biggs is an up and comer in the baseball coaching profession,” said Barton Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs. “His passion for Barton Baseball is enormous. Wearing the Barton uniform while playing for Coach Warren, combined with his six years as the head assistant coach here made Brent the overwhelming favorite to carry on the tradition of Barton Baseball.
“I expect great things from Brent and look forward to watching him create his own legacy while coaching the Cougars.”
Starting 105 out of his 108 appearances for the Cougars, Biggs was a first-team All-Jayhawk West second base selection his sophomore year at Barton, hitting .300 to go along with his .958 fielding percentage.
Biggs also earned honorable mention conference recognition his freshman season, hitting .335 with a .962 fielding percentage.
Continuing his collegiate career at Fort Hays State University, Biggs added to his postseason honors at the next level.
In his senior season, Biggs led the Tigers in runs scored with 58, as well as, posting a .975 fielding percentage to earn honorable mention All-MIAA honors.
Biggs also played summer baseball during his collegiate playing career, helping the Park City Cowboys to a seventh-place finish in the NBC World Series. He also earned a Rawlings Gold Glove for his play at second base with the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.
In the summer prior to returning to Barton to begin his coaching career, Biggs helped the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League, coaching the hitting and infield where he produced three infielders to the NWL All-Star Team in the summer of 2008.