Kareem Brown has been appointed an assistant men’s basketball coach at Niagara County Community College following a six-year stint at nearby NCAA Div. 1 Niagara University.
“We’re excited to welcome Kareem to the Wolfpack,” Beilein said. “His vast hardwood experiences will greatly impact our program. He is a teacher of the game and a tremendous role model for our guys.”
While at NU, Brown was primarily responsible for recruiting, development of the front court, academic monitoring and equipment ordering. He helped lead the Purple Eagles to a 19-win season and a CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) appearance in 2017-18. The team won 10 road games that season, which tied a school record.
Prior to Niagara, Brown spent three seasons as an assistant coach at LIU-Post. During his time at LIU-Post, the Pioneers compiled a 62–25 record, won two East Coast Conference championships and twice advanced to the NCAA Div. II tournament. Brown came to LIU-Post after spending two years at St. John’s University as a Graduate Assistant. He was responsible for creating student-athlete handbooks and assisting with the NCAA Division 1 soccer committee.
Other coaching experience includes a one-year stint at Morris Catholic High School in Denville, N.J. and AAU with the Hoop Heaven Heat program. He has also been a part of numerous camps and tournaments including Five-Star Basketball, Hoop Group, Basketball City, Connecticut Basketball School, St. John’s University, NCCC, Daemen College and Rumble in the Bronx.
Brown was a student-athlete on the football field at St. John’s in 2002 where he started as a freshman. The program was discontinued the following year.
Brown earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. John’s (B.S Marketing, Jan. 2007; M.S Sport Management, Sept. 2009). The New Jersey-native lives in Niagara Falls with his wife Andrea and son Khamrin.