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Cheyney Names New Womens Basketball Coach

May 31, 2006

Cheyney University Director of Athletics Patric D. Simon has announced that Darryl Brown will take over as interim head women’s basketball coach.  Brown replaces Jada Pierce who left after two seasons to become an assistant coach at a Division I program. 

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Darryl Brown

Simon says “Brown demonstrated a tremendous work ethic since his arrival on campus two years ago.  I expect him to turn this program back around to the glory days of the late 70’s and early 80’s when Cheyney was competing for the national championship.  I look forward to Coach Brown’s long tenure as a guiding force for the Cheyney women’s basketball program.” 

Brown began his coaching career by working with youth in the Philadelphia area through his involvement with the Police Athletic League. Brown went on to coach at both the high school and collegiate level. Brown brings a wealth of basketball experience to the Cheyney University Women’s Basketball Program.

During his time at Norristown Area High School Brown was instrumental in leading the program to three 20-game winning seasons which included appearances in the District Final Four and the 2nd round of the state playoffs. In addition, Brown, a native of Philadelphia, saw all of his players go on to graduate, among them seven receiving Division I athletic scholarships, three more at Division II and some have gone on to play professionally.

During his collegiate coaching career Brown has been especially proud of the high academic marks that have consistently been achieved by all teams that he has been involved. Brown has also been an instructor and lecturer at several basketball camps.

“Growing up in Pennsylvania, becoming the Head Coach at Cheyney University has always been a dream of mine. I am very grateful to Athletic Director Simon and President Arnold. It is an honor and privilege to be afforded this opportunity and I will work incredibly hard to make this program a program that will make us all proud,” commented the rookie head coach.

Brown is a graduate of Overbrook High School and The Fox School of Business at Temple University.


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