After his time with the Dodger Scout team, Brandon James started college at the age of 21. He attended two different community colleges before landing at a 4-year school with a scholarship to play baseball. Upon graduating with a BA in Business and Communications, he found himself no longer playing the game he thought he would be playing for the rest of his life. At the age of 26 he found himself with no plan and lost as to where to go next. Taking the passion and love he has for the sport, Coach James found a place in the coaching world at various college programs trying to help talented players without a plan. Realizing his passion for helping these baseball players refine their skills, he set out to get them into schools that would continue to foster their baseball talent.
While getting his Master’s degree from Ohio University in Athletic Education and working so closely with so many of these players and their parents, Coach James recognized there was a problem in the system and set out to find a way to help. GameTime Consultants was founded to help redirect the way you think and find a way to help each individual athlete have a plan, crafted for their own success that will help them for the rest of their lives, during and after sports.
James now has been on a tear of San Diego looking to influence more and more players in arm care and development in the past four years. He created the San Diego Coastal Collegiate League in San Diego bringing together over 300 different players who took part in a game in it's first season. The league was sold for a hefty amount and gave 20 players a new opportunity at a college and produced a draft pick in Tyler Flores (San Fransisco Giants, 2017 Draft). The Rapsodo has been a big influence in helping develop many Minor League athletes such as Tyler Thomas, Ken Waldichuck, Tai Tiedaman and others at his facility in El Cajon, CA. It has helped him build and create pitching arsenals for players from all over Southern California.
James is currently residing in San Diego scouting with the Arizona Diamondbacks and recently named assistant coach at Point Loma Nazarene University (Division 2). During the shortened Covid season Brandons pitching staff was ranked #5 era in the state and #1 in Southern California at Southwestern College. He was able to send off 5 pitchers and counting from the group off to the next level. This was his second stint at Southwestern where he his pitching staff in 2013 posted a 2.89 era with only 6 pitchers on the staff. During the Covid year , Brandon was elected to coach elite players in the BRG Scoutball Games. His pitching staff was top in the league and was named All Star Game (Red Team) Pitching Coach giving up under a 2.1 era for the 8 games played. He was also at Santa Fe Christian previous and where his pitchers posted a 1.91 era. in 2016 with 13 complete games, 6 shutouts and a division title in the Coastal League (D1) for the firs time in the schools history in San Diego, California.
Coach James Pitching Coaching Experience
Arizona Diamondbacks (Associate Scout)
Point Loma Nazarene University
BRG Scout Baseball
San Diego Invaders
Santa Fe Christian HS
San Diego Show Baseball
Southwestern Community College
San Diego Christian College
Mira Mesa High School
Orange County Collegiate Bucs
Team San Diego
Miami Marlins (Associate Scout)
Perfect Game Scout
USABF (Player Relations)
San Diego Coastal Collegiate League
NXT LVL Pitching Academy
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