New Lipscomb women's hoops coach has ties to university, legendary coaches

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:17pm
Staff reports

Greg Brown, a Lipscomb University graduate who has worked under Don Meyer and Pat Summitt, was named the school’s fourth women’s basketball coach Wednesday.

The 41-year-old spent the last five seasons as associate women’s basketball coach at Central Florida, which made the NCAA tournament twice in the last three years.

He replaces Frank Bennett, who led the program for 32 years and recently accepted a different position within the athletics department.

“Lipscomb is a special place for me and my family,” Brown said in a release from the school to announce the move. “I’m excited to represent the university and be part of its growth, and I look forward to building on the traditions of excellence at Lipscomb.

“I’m very fortunate to be able to coach in a Christian atmosphere, and I thank [athletics director] Philip Hutcheson and Dr. [Randolph] Lowry for this opportunity.”

Brown was a student assistant under Meyer, the legendary Lipscomb men’s basketball coach, before he earned his degree in 1993. Beginning in 2003-04 he spent two seasons at the University of Tennessee, one as a graduate assistant and one as an assistant coach, under Summitt.

He also spent time as a high school in Middle Tennessee with stints at both Goodpasture Christian School and Friendship Christian School.

“I’m extremely excited for Greg to be our next women’s coach,” Hutcheson said. “He brings to Lipscomb a strong coaching background and has been mentored by some of the top coaches in the country.”

Brown will be officially introduced at a Thursday press conference.

2 Comments on this post:

By: pnance on 5/17/12 at 12:40

There were several very good candidates for this position, and Greg is a very good choice. He has large shoes to fill -- Frank Bennett is a legend -- but he seems capable and well prepared for the challenge. Best wishes!

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