About Me

Hey everybody! My name is Brian Camper and I’m the creator of Defend the Diamond, a social media account (@def_the_diamond) dedicated to dissecting baseball infield defense. I was inspired to create Defend the Diamond because of my passion for the infield defense side of the game. I wanted to share my insights of the finer details of infield defense in order to help grow the game and its players/coaches.

I’m currently the Head Baseball Coach as well as a Physical Education teacher at South River High School in Edgewater, MD. The 2019 season was my 1st season as head coach, and 7th coaching high school baseball. Previously, I was the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at South River. Prior to coaching at South River, I was an Assistant Coach at Salisbury University under Doug Fleetwood.

Accolades, Accomplishments, and Honors:

  • 2019 Named Head Coach of South River HS (MD)
  • 2019 Anne Arundel County Champions (regular season & championship game)
  • 2019 Maryland 4A South Region Finalist
  • 2019 Capital Gazette Co-Coach of the Year
  • 2014-2018 Assistant Baseball Coach at South River HS
  • 2009-2010 Assistant Baseball Coach at Salisbury University (record 68-21)
    • 1 Capital Athletic Conference Championship
    • 2 NCAA Division III Regional appearances
  • 2005-2008 Salisbury University Baseball team member (record 139-33-2)
    • 3 time Capital Athletic Conference champion
    • 4 NCAA Division III Regional appearances
    • Co-Captain of 2008 team that went 41-4


  • American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)
  • Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC)