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Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Head Coach

Phone (615) 966-5856
Fax (615) 966-7156
Email [email protected]

Greg Brown enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Lipscomb women’s basketball team.

During his stint as head coach, Brown's players have earned two ASUN All-Conference nods, three ASUN All-Freshman honors, seven ASUN Academic All-Conference honors, four ASUN Players of the Week, one ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an ASUN Newcomer of the Year award. 

Throughout his tenure, Brown's teams have ranked at or near the top of the ASUN in several scoring and shooting categories. In the 2014-15 season, the Lady Bisons led the ASUN in three-point field goal percentage. The mark of 35.8 percent was good enough for 32nd overall in the nation. The team's 8.1 three-point field goals per game placed them second in the conference and 15th in the nation. The Purple and Gold also finished second in the conference with a 74.2 free throw percentage, which placed them 32nd in the nation.  

Brown was named the fourth head coach in the history of Lipscomb women’s basketball team in May of 2012.

In the summer of 2013 Brown was selected as one of 30 coaches across the country to participate in the Center for Coaching Excellence, a leadership program sponsored by the WBCA.

Prior to being tabbed head coach at Lipscomb, Brown was the associate women’s basketball coach at the University of Central Florida and is a former assistant for Hal of Fame coach Pat Summitt. He spent five seasons at UCF, helping lead the Knights to two Conference USA championships in 2009 and 2011 along with two bids into the NCAA Tournament. He joined head coach Joi Williams staff in April 2007 as an assistant coach and was elevated to associate head coach in June 2009.

Following the 2011 season, Brown was selected to speak as the Assistant Basketball Coaches Symposium A Step Up: Chicago 2011. Brown spoke about scouting and game plan development at the convention, which is designed as a career and professional development opportunity for women’s basketball coaches.

For two seasons, Brown worked with Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, first serving as a graduate assistant before being promoted to assistant coach in 2003-04. During that time, the Lady Vols compiled a record of 64-9, earned two Southeastern Conference championships and were twice the runners-up in the NCAA championship game. His responsibilities at Tennessee included coaching post players, including several current WNBA players such as the 2004 Kodak All-America selection Shyra Ely.

A 1993 Lipscomb University graduate with a degree in political science, Brown began his coaching career as a student assistant under former Bisons men’s basketball head coach Don Meyer.

Brown has spoken across the country at numerous Fellowship of Christian Athletes events and clinics. He also has published an article in American Basketball Quarterly on developing low post players at Tennessee and also writes a regular blog on coaching while being asked to speak at clinics. In 2013 he was chosen to speak at the Tennessee Basketball Coaches Association alongside Stan Van Gundy, Tom Izzo and Holly Warlick.

Brown also serves on the College Insider Mid-Major Poll.

Prior to UCF, Brown serve as head girls’ basketball coach at Goodpasture Christian School in Nashville. He also led Friendship Christian School girls’ basketball team to three district championships, a regional championship and a sub-state title. He earned two District 8A Coach of the Year awards.

In 2015, Brown released the book "Best Things I've Seen in Coaching" chronicling the time he spent with Coach Summitt and Coach Meyer and the coaching thoughts, quotes, and ideas he gained from the two legendary figures along the way. 

Brown and his wife, Teresa, have two sons, Cole and Carter.