Brockman begins his first season as a member of the Grenadier coaching staff. Brockman will serve as the hitting and infield instructor. He has been a professional hitting instructor for 14 years.
Brockman has an extensive coaching background. He served as the hitting instructor for the Double-A Catano Puerto Rican Team. Prior to his time in Puerto Rico, Brockman coached the Cincinnati Flames in a college wood bat league to a 45-3 record and a league championship.
In 2008, he was the hitting coach for the Midwest Sliders of the Frontier League. Brockman also has college coaching experience. He was the hitting and fielding coach at West Virginia Tech from 2007 to 2008. While at West Virginia Tech, Brockman helped lead the team to a single-season school record for wins and a school record win streak of 10 games. His team also had the highest fielding percentage and finished second in hitting in the Mid-South Conference - both were firsts in West Virginia Tech program history. Brockman received the outstanding service award for his work as the hitting and fielding coach.
In 2006 and 2007, Brockman was selected as the third base coach for the Ohio State All-Star Game played at the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
At the end of his playing career, Brockman was invited to play for the USA Baseball Team to represent the United States in Europe along with other former minor league and college players. Brockman played third base and batted .390. The USA team won the European Championship in Prague.
Before joining Team USA, Brockman was invited to Spring Training with the Nashua Pride of the Atlantic League. In 2001, Brockman was a member of the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League and the Schaumberg Flyers of the Northern League. Prior to that, he went to Spring Training with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Vero Beach, Fla. However, Brockman's professional career was cut short due to complications and reoccurring symptoms from a head injury he suffered against Notre Dame while playing at Oakland University.
At the college level, Brockman began his career at Saint Thomas Aquinas Junior College in Nashville, Tenn. where he played two years under head coach Chuck Anderson. As a sophomore, his batting average was .376 with 12 doubles and 20 home runs. He broke the all-time single- season home run record of 13. Brockman was also named team captain. As a sophomore, he was an All-American and the team MVP. He was named to the All-Conference and All-Region teams. In the summer, Brockman played with the Tennessee Indians where he batted .390 with 25 home runs. He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas with an Associate's Degree.
Brockman then went to play for Oakland University under head coach Mark Avery. In 2000, Brockman started all 46 games for Oakland. He then missed the last 16 games of the season due to the injury suffered against the Fighting Irish.
Despite the injury, Brockman made the USA Today list for top homerun hitter per game in the nation. He also led the Golden Grizzlies offensive attack in homeruns. He holds the single season school record with 15 homeruns as well as an on-base percentage of .443 and slugging percentage of .673. He had five games where he had two or more home runs against top-rated teams. He was selected for the top-hitter award first-team, All Mid-Continent Conference and All Mid-East Region by Rawlings Baseball. Brockman graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelors of Arts and Science, a General Studies degree and a minor in communications.
In high school, Brockman attended Dixie Heights High School in Erlanger, Ky. He graduated in 1996. While at Dixie Heights, Brockman was named Team MVP, first-team All-District, first-team All-Conference, first-team All-Region and first-team All-State. He played in the East-West All-Star Game. During his senior season, he led the region in hitting with a .540 batting average and a single season school record 14 home runs.