Brian Farley has left the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB) for personal reasons. KNBSB announced this via a press release, which consisted of one sentence. Farley made his KNBSB coaching debut in 1997 and had various position since. In 2011 he was the manager of the Netherlands, which won the IBAF Baseball World Cup in Panama. Last year the Netherlands with Farley as the skipper had to settle for another second place finish at the European Championship.
Prior to the 2013 World Baseball Classic KNBSB hired Hensley Meulens as manager with Farley as bench coach. However during training camp when the team arrived in Taiwan, Farley left the delegation – also for personal reasons – and Technical Director Robert Eenhoorn took over as bench coach during the tournament.
According to the report by Honkbalsite.com KNBSB is now looking internally for a replacement for Farley, who was supposed to return to his managing role after the 2013 WBC. The Dutch team is going to play in the World Port Tournament this summer. The next big tournaments on the schedule are otherwise the 2014 Haarlem Baseball Week and the 2014 European Championship in the Czech Republic.