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Wichita State names Isaac Brown as head coach

Field Level Media
28 Feb 2021, 03:19 GMT+10

Isaac Brown will be introduced Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Wichita State.

Athletic director Darron Boatright said the school is removing the interim tag from Brown and will sign him to a five-year contract. ESPN said the deal was worth $6 million.

Brown took over the program on Nov. 18, following the resignation of Gregg Marshall amid an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct toward Shockers players. Brown, 51, served as an assistant coach under Marshall for six seasons.

The Shockers were a preseason pick to finish in seventh place in the American Athletic Conference but stand in first place with a 13-4 overall record, 9-2 in the conference.

Wichita State has won 12 of the past 14 games but has played just once since Feb. 10 because of COVID-19 postponements among their opponents. In that game, the Shockers beat then-No. 6 Houston 68-63 on Feb. 18.

Brown previously served as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech (2011-14), Arkansas State (2010-11), Arkansas (2007-10) and South Alabama (2002-07). He played point guard at Louisiana-Monroe.

--Field Level Media

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