After spending the 2020-21 season as interim head coach, Isaac Brown has signed a five-year deal to remove the interim tag and remain at the helm of the Wichita State program. The Shockers are 13-4 with two scheduled regular season games remaining and currently sit atop the AAC standings.
An assistant at WSU since 2014, Brown has quickly turned around a program that was in complete disarray not even four months ago. Previous head coach Gregg Marshall resigned in mid-November amidst a player abuse scandal, capping an offseason in which nearly half the roster transferred out of the program. Finishing above .500 would have been a feat, but Brown has exceeded all expectations in doing one of the best coaching jobs of anyone in the country.
The Shockers will be dancing next month and have the potential to make a run in the AAC and NCAA Tournaments.
This is the first head coaching gig for Brown, who spent more than two decades in the college ranks across the South and Midwest. He becomes the first Black head men’s basketball coach to ever lead a Division I program in the state of Kansas, per release from the school.
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