, a two-time Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year, enters his 27th season at the helm of the Nittany Lion divers. He has consistently produced quality divers who have represented Penn State at the conference and national levels. Since taking over the diving program in 1986, he has sent 18 divers to the NCAA championships, with at least one in all but four seasons since 1988. In 1995 and 1998, he coached three divers to the NCAA championships.
Brown was the 1994 Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year and was also named the 1999 Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year.
Prior to coming to Penn State, Brown headed the men's and women's diving programs at Penn from 1983-85 in his first collegiate coaching post. Brown is a graduate of Penn State, where he won the 1981 Eastern Collegiate Championship in the three-meter springboard and the one-meter springboard in 1979. He was the team's Most Valuable Diver in 1978, 1979, and 1981. As a scholastic diver, Brown was the Pennsylvania state champion in 1977 and the Bux-Mont League Champion in 1975 and 1976. He won the YMCA national one-meter championship in 1977 and was the District I titlist in 1976.
The Penn State Competitive Diving Camp staff includes Coach Brown as well as coaches from other institutions who participate as guest instructors.