Brian Bridges
Brian Bridges
Year Inducted: 2015
Sports Played or Coached: Baseball, 1994-95

Brian Bridges was the starting catcher for two seasons with the Moccasins in 1994 and 1995 and was the captain of the school’s 1995 NCAA Division II National Championship team. Bridges was named a second-team All-American as a senior as well as a first-team All-South honoree. He was also named to the All-SSC squad in each of his two seasons with the Moccasins. He is the school’s single-season record holder for doubles with 29 in 1995 and was hit by a pitch 38 times, which is third most at FSC. His .414 career batting average is tied for third highest in school history. As a senior in 1995, he hit .427 (fourth-highest single season average in school history) and recorded 94 hits and also put together a 25-game hit streak. Bridges led the 1995 team with a .464 batting average in seven postseason games, including a .667 mark in FSC’s three games at the NCAA South Regional en route to earning Tournament MVP honors. In 1994, he hit .392 with 49 hits, 39 runs scored, 12 doubles and was hit by a pitch 21 times, which is second most all-time in school history. In the 1994 postseason, he hit .552 in eight games and was named to the National Championship All-Tournament Team. In his two seasons with the Mocs, Bridges led the program to a 102-22 record and two consecutive appearances in the national championship game. He earned his bachelor’s degree from FSC in 1995 and is currently the director of scouting for the Atlanta Braves.