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Bill Brown

2018 Inductee


Bill Brown

  • Bill Brown

Birthdate: October 11, 1951
Birthplace: Bellefontaine, Ohio
High School: West Liberty - Salem (1969)
College: Wittenberg (1973)
Year Inducted: 2018

Bill Brown had some tough acts to follow in 1993 when he became head coach at Wittenberg University. He was preceded in order by Ray Mears, Eldon Miller, Bob Hamilton, Larry Hunter and Dan Hipsher  – all of whom were very successful. With Brown in charge, the program never missed a beat. His first team achieved the school's only unbeaten regular season (25-0) and produced a record 30 victories before losing in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Over the next 22 seasons, Wittenberg built its won-lost record under Brown to 483-167, a .743 winning percentage. The Tigers made 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Final Four in 1994 and 2006. When he retired after the 2015-16 season, Brown was Wittenberg's winningest and longest-tenured coach. Including his five years as head coach at Kenyon College and one year as interim head coach at The College of Wooster, Brown's record was 543-266.