BALTIMORE, Md. – Coppin State University head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Keith Brown as an assistant coach on his staff. Brown comes to the Eagles from Mount St. Mary’s where he served as the special assistant to the head men’s basketball coach during the 2015-16 year.
“Keith will bring a lot of experience to our staff,” said Grant. “He has come from some great programs and I am looking forward to working with him.” Coach Grant and the Coppin State men's basketball program are coming off a 9-22 season a year ago and advanced to the quarterfinals round of the 2016 MEAC Basketball Tournament for the second straight season.
As the special assistant to the head coach at Mount St. Mary’s, Brown analyzed team performance at both practices and in games. He also advanced large data sets to aid the coaching staff scouting reports and utilized analytics to enhance the team performance. The Mount finished 14-19 during his tenure and made it to the NEC Conference Tournament semifinals.
Prior to his stint with the Mount, Brown spent six seasons at Nevada where he helped coach the team to the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title. He was also instrumental in helping the Pack earn bids to the 2010 and 2012 National Invitation Tournaments. In 2012, the Wolf Pack finished with a 28-7 record in 2012. The 28 wins is tied for the second best win total in school history.
He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University in 1993 and his master's of education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University in 2000.