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Brian Brown
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Northwestern (La.) State
Graduating Year: 1990
Phone: 515-271-2115
Email: brian.brown@drake.edu
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Brian Brown is in his 11th year as an assistant coach on the Drake staff working with the high jump and horizontal jumps.  He currently serves as the Franklin "Pitch" Johnson Drake Relays Director.

Under Brown's guidance, 2011 graduate Tyse Samani was the 2010 MVC Indoor women's high jump champion while 2009 graduate Marcus Gaines was the 2008 MVC Indoor long jump champion and set a new indoor school record of 25-3.25.  Gaines also qualified for the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Outdoor Regionals.

Brown, who shares the Drake Relays special invitational high jump record of 7-7 which he set in 1997 and was matched in 2011, was an NCAA Indoor high jump champion for Northwestern State, as well as a medalist at the U.S. Indoor and Outdoor Championships.  He was ranked seven times on the top ten U.S. high jump list during his distinguished career as well as No. 9 in the world in 1998.

A 1990 graduate of Northwestern (La.) State, Brown also received his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri in 1995 and 2005 respectively.  Brown and his wife, Natasha, have a daughter, Elexandria; and two sons, Quinton and Kristian.