Gregg Braun begins his 11th year at Joliet Junior College on the baseball coaching staff and his 10th year as the Student-Athlete Retention Specialist.
Coach Braun helped guide the 2012 Wolves baseball team to an NJCAA Division III National Championship in Tyler, TX. JJC finished that season with a 37-29 overall record.
During his past eight seasons at Joliet, he has helped lead JJC to a national championship (2012), national runner-up (2015), a 6th place finish (2011), and a 4th place finish (2009) at the NJCAA Division III World Series.
Before JJC, Coach Braun spent two years as the assistant varsity baseball coach at his alma mater, Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, IL where he coached under former longtime JJC assistant baseball coach, Mark Smith. Gregg also coached football at Providence, coaching the secondary on the sophomore level. Prior to coaching at Providence, he spent one year at Romeoville High School as an assistant varsity baseball coach and a year at Lemont High School where he was a freshman assistant coach.
Gregg attended Providence Catholic High School, where he was an all-area catcher on the baseball field and played free safety on the gridiron for the Celtics. Gregg helped lead the Celtics in football to the final two of four straight IHSA State Championships in 1996 and 1997. He then continued his football career at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Gregg lettered for the Bulldogs in 2000 and 2001, playing free safety for them as well. He earned his bachelor of science degree with a major in telecommunication arts and a minor in journalism. Gregg received his master's degree in sports leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He also serves as a trainer for the Chicago Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance.
Gregg and his wife Kate reside in Shorewood, IL, with their son Grayson.