Head coaching ex is far greater than NCAA ex. IMO. Look at this for Tommy Brown:
• 334 Head Collegiate Wins at age 41
• 2007-08 NAIA National Coach of the Year
• 12 straight 20 win seasons
• Finished top 3 in our conference 14 out of last 15 years
• 6-time Conference Coach of the Year
• 7-time Conference Regular Season Champions
• 33-2 Record in 2007-08, best in school history
• Participated in 11 NAIA National Tournaments in the last 14 years
• Victory over NCAA Division One members Elon University and Conference USA member East Carolina University.
• Recruited and coached Lee University’s only two first team All-Americans
And as of today Will Batnes was named 1st team so make that 3 all Americans on the 1st team.
1st off again not just a year ago. 2nd off you never not look in your back yard when it comes to hiring. You may not hiring that person but you always look at someone who can connect right away to locals who understands your states high school basketball. Who has coach 3 1st team All Americans at the NAIA. We can agree to disagree that maybe when's its all said and done Tommy Brown isn't the right man but to say not to look at him is crazy. If you can win and recruit that we'll to CLEVELAND tn then what about the great city of Chattanooga. Again I ask why did UTC never play Lee men team but played the ladies??
Hold on you ask me if I watch hoops and them say Tommy is a No name. Ok your right. Lee had dunk on ESPN 3 times just this year. You know what happens people watch ESPN see that dunk go to lee website. Boom hits. UTC on the other hand didn't win a road game last year. And was not to much better this year. So before you run your mouth about who is a no name or not think please. I agree Tommy is NAIA and that isn't the top level but when you look at what coaches have their teams playing late in march regardless of the level Tommy Browns team is always. UTC needs someone who can coach Late in march that what we need and want. I think Tommy Brown can do that
I think the other way. New people lets bring in a face everyone knows. People don't like change so when a lot is taking place bring in a face people know will help IMO
Thank you. Glad someone see it my way. Wins and is young
With all due respect ordinaryguy but Brown also went to school here. At the school about 1000 feet from price at Boyd. Played at Coveant and went to UTC for Grad school. Big picture to me is this. The socon isn't very good. So bring someone who is a winner at the NAIA level. One of the best as a matter of fact. Go ask Shulman why he never played Lee.. There is a reason chance the would get beat were high. Price is a JUCO guy I live him there. But Brown would get this community again. Lee packs out at their games. Mostly all games. UTC needs that. Tommy Brown should be the next leader for the Mocs
Price?? He not even the best JUCO coach in the area? Why find a JUCo coach when one of the Top 3 NAIA programs in the state is up the street. And also hands down a Top 10 program in the US. Tommy Brown is easy choose. I do agree no Lebo. Also no Kelsey. To old. Tommy just turned 41. Has already over 330 wins. Again went to UTC.
Why not ask someone who who has win in the area? We always want to look for a big name. Why not Tommy Brown? There has been plenty of years that one would think Lee University would win an head to head battle... I think Tommy is a star in waiting. Taking the program to D2 next year. Why not? From Chattanooga. When to UTC for grad school. Again I ask Why not??
I think John has done a good job at times. But I think it's time for a Change. You look year after year and the school just north of him does much better yearly. I think UTC should go after Lee's Tommy Brown. He is from Chattanooga so he can Connect to the Community and he is also a UTC Grad. His team is right now rank in the top 10 of the NAIA and Tommy also has the SSAC Player of the Year on his team. This makes at least 3 POY's he has coach since being at Lee. if you ask me UTC needs to buyout John's Contract and do what it takes to get Tommy Brown to work 30 miles south.