Catfish welcome David Brauer new Prospect League Commisioner
David Brauer Named Prospect League Commissioner
Jan 5, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Prospect League, home to elite collegiate baseball players from across the country, named David Brauer as its new commissioner.
Brauer brings extensive college athletics administration experience to the post, most recently spending a decade as Assistant Commissioner at the NCAA Division I Summit League. His experience also includes communications positions at four Division I universities and leadership roles in government and the private sector.
“We had many qualified individuals interested in leading the Prospect League,” said Bill Davidson, Prospect League President and Director of the Lafayette Aviators. “David stood out due to his extensive college experience, administrative skills and growth strategies he’s executed with college athletes.”
Brauer played an integral role in The Summit League’s transformation to national prominence. During his tenure, he secured a landmark broadcast agreement, the largest in League history, and launched weekly programming while building a network of television affiliates. Brauer directed all broadcast and media operations for The Summit League Basketball Championships, now known as a premier college tournament. He established The Summit League Hall of Fame along with League policies and marketing campaigns and oversaw a communications staff that garnered unprecedented media coverage for 19 championship sports.
A University of Illinois graduate, Brauer began his career as an undergraduate in the school’s athletic public relations department and as an intern for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. He worked closely with the baseball programs at both Purdue and Northern Illinois and in a strategic communications position at South Carolina. Among his experience outside the sports industry, Brauer managed all communications, marketing, and advertising for the Wisconsin Lottery.