Earl Brown

Earl Brown (1915-2003)

Teams coached: Harvard Crimson, Dartmouth Big Green, Merchant Marine Mariners, Canisius Golden Griffins
Harvard record: 20-30 (.400)
Dartmouth record: 19-2 (.905)
Merchant Marine record: 5-10 (.333)
Canisius record: 28-28 (.500)
Overall record: 72-70 (.507)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1946-1948 Canisius
1945-1946 Merchant Marine
1943-1944 Dartmouth
1941-1943 Harvard

Earl Brown Facts

  • Earl M. Brown, Jr.
  • Born October 23, 1915
  • Died September 23, 2003
  • Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame (BA, 1939)
  • Played football and basketball for three years each at Notre Dame, the latter for Hall of Fame head coach George Keogan
  • Was primarily a football coach through his post-playing career starting off as an ends coach at Brown before arriving at Harvard in 1940, where he coached the same position for three seasons (1940-42)
    • Named head basketball coach of the Crimson in 1941, going 20-30 in two seasons at the helm
  • Left for Dartmouth in 1943, coaching the football team for two years and the basketball team for one
  • Coached both sports for one year at the US Merchant Marine Academy in New York, going 5-3 in football and 5-10 in basketball
  • Moved on to Canisius in 1946 and went 28-28 in two seasons as head basketball coach; won the first-ever Western NY3 title in 1947
    • Also coached football, going 11-5-1 in two seasons and also winning the conference title in 1947
  • Final stop was an infamous stint at Auburn, where he only coached football; went just 3–22–4 in three seasons (including a 0-10 record in his final year) and was outscored 285-31 in aggregate
  • Ended his collegiate coaching career with a 72-70 record in basketball and 27-36-6 record in football
    • Later spent time as an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions in the NFL

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