Starting his 43rd season with The Apprentice School baseball program, dating back to his days as an apprentice, Bryan Cave has been a part of nearly 850 victories in his Builder career. Heading into his 28th season as head coach, Cave entered the 600 win club on April 10th, 2015 with a win over Virginia Wesleyan College.
He sports a 634-454-1 record in his head coaching career with his teams being annual participants in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships. His Builder teams have had two second-place finishes, six third-place finishes and two USCAA National Championships in 2007 and 2015.
Cave served as an assistant coach to his Apprentice School coach Doug Burroughs when they won 253 games until he took over as head coach in 1990.
In his tenure as head coach, Cave has helped produce 45 USCAA All-Americans, 16 USCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans, 35 USCAA All-Academic Team members, 24 Virginia Sports Information Director Association All-State members, 10 College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District honorees, and the first two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for the school in Darrell Taylor (2005 – 3rd team) and current assistant coach Ben Jones (2006-3rd team).
Over the years, the Builders have not shied away from competition. They annually open the season with the Builder Invitational where they have invited four NCAA Division II teams from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Over the years, they have faced NCAA Division II powers, Kutztown University, Mansfield University, Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, Chowan University and Elizabeth City State University. On the NCAA Division III level, they have faced NCAA Tournament participants Virginia Wesleyan College, Lynchburg College, Christopher Newport University, N.C. Wesleyan College, Methodist University, Castleton State College and Salisbury University.
Coaching one of the most stable and consistent programs in The Apprentice School, the baseball team has had only four losing seasons in the 23 years that Cave has coached the team. He has had three 30-win seasons in 2004, 2007 and a school-record 34 wins in the 2013 season.
Cave graduated from The Apprentice School in 1978 where he was named Apprentice School Athlete of the Year in his senior season. He is an operations manager in the shipyard. A Kecoughtan High School graduate, he played 10 years of fast-pitch softball for the legendary Fox Hill teams.