Matt Brown

Matt Brown (born December 15, 1969)

Teams coached: UMKC Kangaroos
UMKC record: 64-122 (.344)
Overall record^: 64-122 (.344)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-present State Fair CC
2007-2013 UMKC
2002-2007 West Virginia (asst)
1997-2002 Richmond (asst)
1996-1997 Florida (admin. asst)
1994-1996 Marshall (admin. asst)
1993-1994 Shippensburg (student asst)

Matt Brown Facts

  • Matthew Scott Brown
  • Born December 15, 1969
  • Alma Mater: Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1994)
  • Played basketball for two years at (then D-II) Northern Kentucky for head coach Ken Shields before transferring to Shippensburg (PA) where he played basketball and then served as a student assistant for one season under long-time Raiders’ head coach Rodger Goodling
  • Spent three seasons – two at Marshall and one at Florida – as an administrative assistant under Billy Donovan
  • Joined John Beilein‘s staff as an assistant coach at Richmond in 1997 and followed him to West Virginia in 2002
    • Worked under Beilein for ten seasons in total, going to three NCAA Tournaments (including two Sweet Sixteens and one Elite Eight) and four NITs (including a 2007 title)
  • In 2007, Brown was hired as the head coach of the UMKC (now Kansas City) Kangaroos
    • Went 64-122 over six seasons, only finishing above .500 once and never reaching the postseason
    • Fired in 2013 following a 8-24 season, the second single-digit win season of his tenure
  • Later spent one year as the head coach at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO (closed in 2017)
  • Since 2017, Brown has been the head coach at State Fair CC in Sedalia, MO
  • Along with his wife, Nikki, has seven children

Matt Brown Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only