Brooks Webb took over as the general manager and chief of staff for the Vanderbilt baseball program in the spring of 2021 after spending the previous four seasons as the Commodore’s director of baseball operations.
The 2022 season marks Webb’s sixth on West End, as he oversees a myriad of initiatives for the national power baseball program, serving as the direct link to all affiliated departments on campus, inclusive of communications/video, social media, marketing and ticketing among others.
In addition, he helps manage the general branding and messaging of the VandyBoys program and student-athlete experience, including the creation of VandyBoys.com, as well as facility projects and fan engagement enhancements. He also assists the coaching staff with recruiting, alumni relations, and serves as the lead for the Champions’ Circle NCC excellence fund.
In November of 2019, Webb was one of 10 from Division 1 baseball named to the TeamWorks Baseball/Softball Leadership Committee.
The committee united some of the best and brightest of NCAA Division I baseball and softball operations and coaching, representing 10 universities across seven conferences, discussing and developing strategies to engage and empower current and future student-athletes, while collaborating on best practices to deliver a holistic experience on and off the field.
Prior to joining the Vanderbilt staff, Webb spent five years with USA Baseball. During his time with organization, he led Team USA’s 15U National Team to two gold medal finishes internationally, including the program’s first-ever gold medal in 2013 defeating Cuba at the Pan American Championships in Barranquilla, Colombia.
As General Manager, Webb helped develop 23 players drafted in the top five rounds of the 2016-2021 MLB Draft, including back to back No. 1 overall picks from the 15U National Team (Mickey Moniak and Royce Lewis), another first for the youth program.
Nine players were selected in the first round alone, along with five players in the top five picks overall, including Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin, who played for Webb in 2014.
This list includes four players who have already ascended to the big league level, including 2019 Golden Spikes Award winner Andrew Vaughn.
He was promoted to Senior Director, Baseball Operations for the national governing body in 2015. In this newly created role, he led a reorganization of the baseball operations department, streamlining both scouting and event processes, along with hiring National Team coaches, support staff and operational personnel.
Under his guidance, he led the player scouting/evaluation, recruiting and operational efforts for USA Baseball’s 15U National Team, 14U National Team Development Program, and National Team Championships, the organization’s largest operating event while conceptualizing many on and off the field strategies still utilized by USA Baseball today.
Webb pitched at Birmingham-Southern College, where he helped the Panthers win three conference titles.
He and his wife Lauren live in Nashville.