Isaac Brown has been fired as head coach at Wichita State, the school announced on Saturday. Brown was elevated to head coach in 2020 following Gregg Marshall’s resignation and went 48-34 overall in three seasons at the helm.
“I want to thank Coach Brown for his contributions in support of Wichita State Men’s Basketball,” AD Kevin Saal said in a statement. “His love for our student-athletes and our program is unquestioned, and we are grateful for his investment in the lives of our student-athletes, serving as both an assistant and head coach over the last nine seasons.”
“Wichita State Men’s Basketball maintains a rich tradition of excellence and is a source of great pride for the university, for the city of Wichita, for our state and for our region,” Saal continued. “We must recapture the competitiveness, pride and unified support upon which this proud program has been built for decades.”
After six seasons as one of Gregg Marshall‘s assistants, Brown became the interim head coach less than a week before tip off of the Shockers first game in November 2020. In that shortened season, Wichita went 16-6 to win the AAC title and get an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Brown had the “interim” tag removed in February and was later named 2021 AAC COY.
But in the last two seasons, Brown’s teams are a combined 32-28 and finished 7th and 6th in the AAC, respectively.
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