OFFICIAL: Danny Brown Named Head Basketball Coach at STLCOP

Following up on “dirt” that posted yesterday…it’s now been made official that Danny Brown has been named as the head basketball coach at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

“My family and I are excited to be a part of the Eutectic program,” Brown said. “I am excited about the challenge of changing the culture of a program that has great potential. I look forward to working with Jill Harter and Dr. Pieper in making this the best combination of basketball and pharmacy in the country. You will see a brand of basketball that excites our student body, local community and future recruits.”

STLCOP Director of Athletics Jill Harter said Brown’s leadership will enhance all aspects of the Eutectic Men’s Basketball Team.

“Danny brings experience and perspective, and I know he will capitalize on our team’s talent and use it as a building block for the future,” Harter said. “We are looking forward to the impact he will have on the men’s basketball program now and in the future.”

“The College is in the heart of one of the most prominent medical complexes in the nation,” Brown said. “Combining the location and new, state-of-the-art Recreation and Student Center in the middle of campus and you get the most unique pharmacy experience in the country for a student-athlete.”

Brown comes to STLCOP after serving four years under former St. Louis University men’s basketball head coach and Sporting News’ National Coach of the Year, Jim Crews. Brown was an essential part of the coaching staff that attended back-to-back NCAA tournaments breaking both the school record for wins in a season and consecutive wins. The Billikens won back to back A-10 championships and saw their first ever Top 10 national ranking.

Brown has coached 5 all-conference players and one All-American and conference player of the year. Most recently, Brown has served as a personal skills instructor for dozens of professional players in Europe and abroad, including Miami Heat power forward Willie Reed.

The former Billiken played four seasons under Coach Brad Soderberg (Virginia) and the late Coach Rick Majerus. Brown’s 49 percent shooting mark from 3-point range ranks second in Billiken history in a single season. After college, Brown played professionally in Mexico, Venezuela, Cyprus and Spain.

Brown, 31, is a native of Houston, Texas. He and his wife Adrienne, have two children Addisyn and Ahvielle. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in management (2008) and a master’s degree in higher education administration (2014) from Saint Louis University.

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