Broseus takes over Berryville baseball program

Friday, August 8, 2014

David Broseus has been named head baseball coach at Berryville High School.

Broseus also will be an assistant football coach and will teach physical education and health as well.

Broseus, along with his wife, Vivian, and children Danielle, Robby and Emily, come from Sheridan High School. He was an assistant baseball coach for two years there, but he had an interesting journey getting to where he is today.

Broseus grew up in Acton, Mass., and after a short stint in college, he decided he wanted to join the military. Upon enlistment, he was shipped to a military base in Hawaii for five years, before moving to Fort Benning, Ga.

After six years in Georgia, he had a chance to move to Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. He was stationed there for the remainder of his military career. While at Camp Robinson, Broseus was responsible for coordinating with both the governor's office and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management in emergencies such as floods, tornadoes and ice storms. Anytime the governor declared a state of emergency, Broseus was responsible for sending out military personnel to assist people in need.

Broseus says he always knew he wanted to be a coach, and while still in the military, he was able to begin coaching baseball. The Arkansas Activities Association has a program in place for certified volunteer coaches to coach baseball. That allowed Broseus to serve as an assistant coach at Sheridan High School for the last two years, along with coaching American Legion baseball.

Broseus said he hopes to teach his players some of the lessons he learned while participating in high school athletics.

"I learned some of the things that I still use throughout my life and career in my early days of football and baseball," Broseus said. "It just teaches you work ethic and how to persevere. Just those things that get you through everyday life."

Broseus said he has always liked small towns and he says he is adjusting to Berryville pretty easily.

"We love the atmosphere of the small towns," Broseus says. "The communities are amazingly supportive of their kids and athletics and their schools."

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