Brian graduated from Broadneck High School in Annapolis in 1989. After graduating Broadneck he attended Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) where he led the nation with the lowest ERA among pitchers in 1990. He pitched at the University of Texas for the Longhorns and the University of Tampa. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology and kinesiology as it relates to overhead throwing. After graduating college he pitched professionally for seven seasons in the Minor Leagues and Independent Leagues.