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Head Coach Scott Carden
Scott Carden was promoted to the position of head baseball coach at Albion College on May 7, 2003, and he turned the Britons into Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions in his first season.
The 2004 baseball team posted a 14-4 record against MIAA foes to clinch Albion's first league title since 1996 and its first NCAA Regional Tournament appearance since 1982. Two Britons were selected to the all-MIAA first team, while another three earned a position on the all-MIAA second team. The 2004 team set seven team single season records and won the most games in school history with 25.
The 2006 squad narrowly missed winning the MIAA title, finishing a game behind the league co-champions. Derek Tracy shared the MIAA's Position Player of the Year award, and Matt Cook and Bryan Smith joined Tracy as first team all-league selections. The 2006 team set the second highest win total for a season with 24 wins.
Carden has coached four MIAA most valuable players, nine all-Mideast Region selections, and the 2006 and 2014 MIAA batting champions. He has coached 18 all-MIAA first team selections and 15 season record holders. At the end of the 2013 season, Mike Schypinski was picked as the MIAA's Most Valuable Pitcher, Brendan Diamond set the single season record for stolen bases and joined five other former Britons to record a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Michael Fischbach achieved Mideast Region and all-MIAA first team distinction in 2014 after finishing the season as the league's batting champion. He was an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings second team All-American as well as the league MVP in 2015 after setting Albion single-season records for doubles (20), triples (six) and RBI 44. Fischbach was placed on the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team in 2016.
The D3baseball.com website included two Britons on the all-region second team at the end of the 2016 season.
Carden’s teams have performed in the classroom as well and each of his teams have maintained a 3.2 GPA each season since he took over. In 2011, outfielder Tyler Millward was placed on the Capital One Academic All-America third team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Schypinski was an Academic All-District pick in 2013.
Carden is a graduate of Macomb Lutheran North High School and Bowling Green State University. At Bowling Green, Carden was a catcher on the Falcons' 1995 and '98 Mid-American Conference championship teams. He earned a bachelor of arts and sciences degree in comprehensive science/secondary education with a minor in chemistry in 1998.
Carden has coached every position during his tenure with the Britons. He currently works with the hitters and catchers. Carden lives in Albion with his wife Doreen, Albion's women’s basketball coach, and two daughters Brooke and Addison.