Greg Brown begins his second year on the Lady Vol Basketball Staff, but this time as an assistant coach. After working as a graduate assistant in the basketball program since 2002, Brown was hired by Head Coach Pat Summitt to fill in the vacancy left by Mickie DeMoss, who took the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky on March 17, 2003. His primary responsibilities will include working with post players and scouting.
Coach Summitt on Brown's hiring: "I am excited to bring Greg on board in the capacity as an assistant coach. In filling the position, I was looking for someone who could step on the floor and teach the game. In losing Mickie, we needed to bring in someone with the energy and enthusiasm to teach the game - I believe that Greg fills that role as a very efficient teacher."
Brown approaches the game from a teacher's perspective, having had the opportunity to learn from two of the greatest teachers of the game; Don Meyer, his mentor at David Lipscomb University (currently of Northern State), and Summitt, who have combined for 1,590 victories between them. Brown introduces a unique attitude and experience to the staff, having worked with programs at every level from junior high to collegiate teams.
This Lebanon, Tenn., native has been a familiar face to the Lady Vol basketball program for a number of years before he came onboard in 2002. Previously, Brown worked with the Lady Vol Basketball Camps for three summers, and was camp director this past year. While at David Lipscomb, he worked with the Don Meyer Basketball Camps from 1991-99. He was named co-camp director in 2000 and held that position until 2002.
Brown, a native of Shepherdsille, Ky., was a student coach under Coach Meyer at David Lipscomb University from 1991-93. After graduation from Lipscomb with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Brown entered the coaching ranks at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, Tenn. While at FCS, Brown was a junior varsity coach in 1996-98 before a stint as Head Girls Varsity Coach from 1998-02.
Brown was a two-time District 8A Coach of the Year and led his Lady Commanders to three district championships, a region championship, three sub-state appearances and nabbed one sub-state title. In 2002, Friendship posted a 31-3 mark in making it to the TSSAA State Tournament Quarter Finals.
As a teacher at FCS, he taught Bible, Government and History, while also making time as an assistant softball coach for two state tournament appearances and a stint as an assistant football coach.
Brown and his wife, Teresa, are the proud parents of Bryant Cole Brown, a well-traveled 6-month old. Cole accompanied his parents to Italy and Greece this past summer with the Lady Vols.