Brian first began playing baseball in the El Dorado Recreation Department's Little League program. As a high school player, from 1987-1989, he was a three-time letter winner for Coach Brad Long. Brian was selected to the first team of the All Ark Valley League after his junior year as an outfielder. He was once again chosen, as a unanimous selection in the outfield after his senior season.
During the summer of 1988, after his junior year, he was selected to play internationally for a United States team. The team consisting of high school players competed for two weeks at a tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden.
A few of Brian's other notable accomplishments include being selected as the Gatorade "Circle of Champions" Player of the Year for the State of Kansas after his senior season. Another big accomplishment was being selected in Major League Baseball's June draft by the Seattle Mariners.
Brian also participated as a member of the American Legion baseball teams from 1987 though 1989. In 1988 he helped lead the team to a District Championship title and eventual second place finish in State Tournament, under coaches Doug White and Sam Leben.
Brian's name can be found in the El Dorado High School record book as the single season home run leader, while being tied for second in total bases for a single season. His total of 17 doubles places him first in the career standings while being second in career home runs.
After high school, he began his collegiate career at Wichita State University. The 1991 Wichita State team finished second in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. During his summers in college, he participated in the Jayhawk League, playing for Red Oak, Iowa Red Sox and Liberal Bee Jays leading his teams in home runs both seasons. Brian finished out his career by playing a single season at Kansas State University. Brian continues to reside in El Dorado with his wife Jill and children Sara and Logan.