Bourassa joined the Bearcats from Major League Baseball where he worked in the San Diego Padres organization from 2008 to 2013. He was an area supervisor for the Padres where he evaluated draft-eligible amateur players in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He traveled through territories including North and South Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky developing and maintaining relationships with the players and evaluating them on a consistent basis.
Prior to his five-year stint with the Padres, Bourassa worked with the Boston Red Sox as a baseball operations intern where he focused on advanced scouting. He performed video analysis of opponents, organized a breakdown of hitters, pitchers and coaches tendencies and produced daily Minor League reports for the team.
Bourassa enjoyed a five-year professional baseball career as on outfielder for three different organizations. The lefty was drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers where he spent three years playing in Bakersfield, Calif. (High A), Clinton, Iowa (Low A) and Spokane, Wash. (Short Season A). In 2005 he began a two-year tenure in the Padres system where he played in Mobile, Ala. (AA) and Lake Elsinore, Calif. (High A).
He finished his professional baseball career with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association, being named to the league's All-Star team in 2007. Bourassa batted .291 (310-for-1,065) with 41 doubles, seven triples, three home runs and 112 RBI in 308 Minor League games.
Bourassa played collegiately for two years at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Ill., before finishing out his eligibility at Wake Forest University where he played from 2001-03. He ended his career as a Demon Deacon with several accolades, including Second Team All-America (Baseball Weekly), Third Team All-America (NCBWA), First Team All-ACC, NCAA All-Region Team and ACC All-Tournament nods.
While in college, Bourassa spent two summers playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 2001 and 2002. He earned the Manny Robelo 10th Player Award in 2001 and was a two-time Cape Cod League All-Star.