Former YC AD, Coach Leads Lumberjacks
On Friday, the Northern Arizona University men’s basketball coach, Mike Adras, resigned his position after a 2-7 start to the 2011-12 season. Former Yavapai College Athletics Director and Head Men’s and Women’s basketball coach Dave Brown has taken over the reigns on an interim basis while a permanent replacement is found.
Brown was the first Athletics Director and Men’s Basketball Coach for the Roughriders. In his 13 seasons at the helm of the basketball team, he compiled a 284-119 (.705) record advancing to the playoffs every season. In 1979-80, the Roughriders advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament finishing with a 4th place trophy and a 23-15 overall record.
Brown served as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s team in 1981-82 and 1982-83. With Brown as the coach, the women’s team advanced to the National Tournament in 1982-83 finishing with a 25-5 record.
Following the 1982-83 school year, Yavapai College discontinued the Men’s Basketball program and Brown headed north to Flagstaff to become the head coach of the Lumberjack women’s team. Brown was at the helm of the NAU lady cagers for 7 years compiling an 85-100 record. Since 1990, he has been the Director of the Skydome on the NAU campus and has been doing color commentary for the men’s basketball broadcasts.
His first game in the lead will be Saturday, December 10th in Flagstaff against California State University-Bakersfield.