Brad Brownell

Brad Brownell (born November 15, 1968)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Clemson Tigers
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
UNC Wilmington record: 83-40 (.675)
Wright State record: 84-45 (.651)
Clemson record: 265-189 (.584)
Overall record: 432-274 (.612)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-present Clemson
2006-2010 Wright State
2002-2006 UNC Wilmington
1994-2002 UNC Wilmington (asst)
1992-1994 Indianapolis (asst)
1991-1992 Evansville (asst)

Brad Brownell Facts

  • Bradley Robert Brownell
  • Born November 15, 1968
  • Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: DePauw University (BA, 1991) / University of Indianapolis (MA, 1994)
  • Was a high school teammate of future National POY Calbert Cheaney at William Henry Harrison HS in Evansville, IN
  • First coaching jobs were an assistant to Jim Crews at Evansville for one year and at Indianapolis under Royce Waltman for two
  • Was an assistant for eight seasons at UNC Wilmington under head coach Jerry Wainwright before becoming head coach in 2002
  • Led the Seahawks to two CAA titles and NCAA berths in his four seasons as head coach before leaving for Wright State in 2006
    • Went 84-45 over four seasons at Wright State, including one Horizon title and a trip to the 2007 NCAA Tournament
  • Became the head coach of the Clemson Tigers in March 2010; is 241-177 overall during his time with the Tigers
    • Coached the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament in his first season as head coach, winning 22 games in the process
    • Returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 following a 23-win season in which the Tigers finished tied for 3rd in the ACC and were ranked in the AP poll for the entire second half of the season
    • Reached an agreement with the school in October 2021 on a contract extension through the 2025-26 season
    • In 2023-24, Brownell led the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight as a 6-seed

Brad Brownell Coaching Tree