Brandon Duncan rejoins head softball coach Kristen Butler on the Scarlet Knights' staff as an assistant after working with her on the 2018 MAC Coaching Staff of the Year at Toledo. He spent two seasons with Butler at Toledo and will continue his primary work with pitchers and slap hitters at Rutgers.
Duncan was also an assistant coach alongside Butler at Charleston Southern in 2014, and signed on to her staff at Toledo in 2017. A college softball coach since 2004, Duncan guided the Toledo pitching staff to five MAC West Pitcher of the Week honors in 2018.
Duncan coached at Charleston Southern University from 2014-16 and mentored a Big South Conference All-Freshman Team selection, CSU’s single season strikeouts record holder, and a unanimous Big South All-Tournament Team pick.
From 2011-14, Duncan was an assistant coach at Samford University and coached two players to all-conference honors. Samford had two no-hitters in 2013, which marks the first time two Samford pitchers accomplished that in a single season.
The Abbeville, SC native was the head coach at Lander University for the 2007-11 seasons. In his four seasons as head coach, Duncan's teams increased their win total each season. He coached five all-conference players in his last three seasons.
Prior to his time at Lander, Duncan was an assistant coach at the University of Virginia from 2006-07 and an assistant coach at Georgia Tech from 2004-06. During the 2005 and 2006 seasons at Georgia Tech, Duncan helped guide the Yellow Jackets to an 89-36 overall record, including two NCAA regional tournament appearances. In 2005, he assisted the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament champions to a 16th place national ranking with a 1.49 ERA. Duncan was also responsible for coaching an ACC Pitcher of the Year.
Duncan graduated from Alabama in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in history and also worked as a student manager for the Crimson Tide softball program.
Practicing what he preaches, Duncan has pitched for the Northern Merchants, a men's fastpitch team in Utica, NY. In 2001, he toured Asia with "The King and His Court" (four-man softball team) and was the team's featured pitcher. Duncan also pitched for the Spartanburg Stars from 1996-2004, helping the team to three NSA World Series appearances.