The Cameron men’s basketball program will add experience to its staff with the addition of Andrew Brown as assistant coach and Jared Lyons as graduate assistant on Thursday.
“We are very excited to have Coach Brown and his family joining the Aggie Family,” said head coach Nate Gamet. “Coach Brown brings with him a wealth of information and has had a lot of success at his previous schools.”
“Coach Brown’s experience will provide great learning opportunities for the players and also myself. I look forward to what this year can bring and think that Coach Brown will bring the knowledge, energy, and excitement that will help get Cameron University where we want to be in the LSC.”
Brown is a 100 game winner as a head coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State where he led the Rangers from 2007-15 and complied an overall record of 119-112. In eight seasons at NWOSU, Brown had five 1,000 point scorers, with three of those inside of the top-5 all-time at Northwestern, and six All-Americans.
“I’m really excited to be here at Cameron University,” said Brown. “When I came here for my interview it became really apparent that Coach Gamet’s leadership and culture as has been established here, the program is on an upswing, and excited to be a part of the program that is on the rise.”
“I also happy to be working for Jim Jackson who is a well-established athletic director here in our state, people have said a lot great things about him and his leadership, so I’m excited to about of this group and Cameron University.
In 2013, Brown was honored as the Great American Conference (GAC) Coach of the Year and had 15 overall All-Conference selections in eight seasons.
Brown also served as the Rangers top assistant from 2004-07 and helped Northwestern Oklahoma reach the NAIA Elite Eight during the 2006-07 season.
Prior to arriving in Alva, Brown was an assistant coach at the University of Science and Arts for two seasons and also served as the assistant coach of the men’s and women’s program at Otero (Colo.) Junior College. Both teams won the conference championship with the women going 27-5 and the men ending with a 21-9 record.
Brown earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Science from Northwestern Oklahoma in 1999 and Master’s in Education also from Northwestern Oklahoma in 2007.
Lyons comes to Cameron with four years of experience as an assistant coach and was last at Huston-Tillotson in Austin, Texas in 2014-15. He was at Fort Scott Community College (Fort Scott, Kan.) for a year and served as a coach at Episopal High School and Lutheran South Academy in Houston, Texas.
Lyons got his start in coaching at the University of Houston from 2007-09 after his splitting his collegiate career between UH and Cedar Valley Community College. While with the Cougars, Lyons reached the postseason in both seasons by making the NIT second round during his junior season, and made the Conference USA Championship Finals in the following year.
“We are also very excited to add Coach Lyons to our staff,” added Gamet. “Coach Lyons had a great playing career at Houston and will be able to bring that experience with him to Cameron University.
“Jared is a very energetic and inspired person. His commitment to wanting to be at Cameron, along with his basketball experiences since the UH will allow him to be a major asset to our staff in the upcoming years.”
In 2008, Lyons earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Houston.