Jim Brady, head coach of the UMSL baseball team, became Sunday the 37th coach in NCAA Division II history to achieve 700 career wins. All 700 wins were earned at the helm of the UMSL baseball program. (Photo by Danny Reise)

Jim Brady, head coach of the University of Missouri–St. Louis baseball team, joined an exclusive club this weekend. The UMSL Tritons 14-2 defeat of Great Lakes Valley Conference opponent University of Illinois Springfield Sunday (April 22) gave Brady his 700th career victory. He became only the 37th coach in NCAA Division II history to accomplish the feat.

Brady earned all 700 wins at UMSL. And he got a quick start en route to career victory No. 800 when UMSL capped off the Sunday double header with a 7-2 win over UIS. In 27 seasons at the helm of the UMSL baseball program, Brady has compiled a 701-548-5 record giving him more wins than any head coach overseeing any UMSL athletics team.

Brady entered the 2012 season ranked 15th among NCAA Division II active coaches for most career wins (679) and 40th all-time in career victories.

On the year, UMSL has a record of 22-17 (14-12 in conference play). The Tritons 22 wins are the most since the 2004 team recorded 30 victories, and the 14 GLVC wins are the most since the 2007 team won 16 league games. UMSL has won 14 of its last 16 games, which included a nine-game win streak.

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