Will Brown (basketball)

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Will Brown
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Albany
Conference America East
Annual salary $337,163
Biographical details
Born (1971-10-08) October 8, 1971 (age 45)
Miller Place, New York
Playing career
1991–1995 Dowling
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1998 Saint Rose (asst.)
1998–2001 Sullivan County CC
2001 Albany (asst.)
2001–present Albany
Head coaching record
Overall 315–229 (.579)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
America East Tournament championship (2006, 2007, 20132015)
America East regular season championship (2006, 2015)

Will Brown (born October 10, 1971) is an American college men's basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of the Albany Great Danes men's basketball team. In his time as head coach, Brown has led Albany to all seven of the Great Danes' postseason appearances as a Division I team, including their first five NCAA tournament berths.

Brown joined the Albany staff as an assistant for the 2001–02 season, and was named interim head coach on December 20, 2001 after head coach Scott Beeten was fired. On March 13, 2002, UAlbany removed the "interim" tag from Brown's title and officially named him as its 15th head coach.

Prior to arriving at Albany, Brown spent three years at the head men's coach at Sullivan County Community College, compiling a record of 90–10 in those three seasons. Brown began his coaching career as an assistant for three seasons at The College of Saint Rose.

Born in Miller Place, New York, Brown played collegiate basketball at Dowling College, starting for three years. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader in assists, three-point field goals and free-throw percentage, and is the only player in Dowling history to score 1,000 points and tally 500 assists.

Brown received his 100th win as head coach of the Great Danes on January 8, 2009, with a 62–61 win over the Boston University Terriers at the SEFCU Arena.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

NJCAA[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Sullivan County Community College (Mid Hudson Conference) (1998–2000)
1998–99 Sullivan County CC 30–2 NJCAA Final Four Appearance
1999–00 Sullivan County CC 28–5
2000–01 Sullivan County CC 32–3 NJCAA Championship Runner-up
Sullivan County CC: 90–10 (.900)
Total: 90–10 (.900)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA DI[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Albany (America East Conference) (2001–present)
2001–02 Albany 7–13 5–11 T–9th
2002–03 Albany 7–21 3–13 T–9th
2003–04 Albany 5–23 3–13 10th
2004–05 Albany 13–15 9–9 4th
2005–06 Albany 21–11 13–3 1st NCAA Round of 64
2006–07 Albany 23–9 13–3 2nd NCAA Round of 64
2007–08 Albany 15–15 10–6 3rd
2008–09 Albany 15–16 6–10 7th
2009–10 Albany 7–25 2–14 9th
2010–11 Albany 16–16 9–7 4th
2011–12 Albany 19–15 9–7 4th CIT First Round
2012–13 Albany 24–11 9–7 5th NCAA Round of 64
2013–14 Albany 19–15 9–7 4th NCAA Round of 64
2014–15 Albany 24–9 15–1 1st NCAA Round of 64
2015–16 Albany 24–9 13–3 2nd CBI First Round
2016–17 Albany 21–14 10–6 T–3rd CIT First Round
Albany: 259–237 (.522) 137–120 (.533)

Beeten fired 12/20/01; Brown coached rest of season.

Total: 259–237 (.522)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Danes Rally Past Boston University 62–61". Albany, N.Y.: WNYT-TV. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09. [dead link]

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