Men’s Basketball Coach Will Brown Signs Contract Extension Through 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy announced Thursday that men’s basketball head coach Will Brown has signed a contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

Brown, the longest-tenured head coach in the America East Conference, led the Great Danes to a league title and NCAA appearance in 2012-13. He has won three America East titles, which is tied for the most all-time in the conference.

“‘I am pleased to announce that Coach Brown has signed a five-year contract extension,” said McElroy. “Coach Brown and his staff demonstrated that his leadership, with an emphasis on service, athletics and academic excellence reflect the core values of the University. President Jones and I are delighted that Coach Brown will continue to build character, integrity and accountability with our student-athletes for years to come.”

Brown has been at the helm of the Great Danes since the 2001-02 season. He has amassed a record of 172-191, and enters his 13th season in 2013-14.

In addition to its NCAA tournament run, the 2012-13 UAlbany squad recorded the most wins in a season all-time since joining the Division I ranks. The Great Danes went 24-11 (9-7 America East) in 2012-13. UAlbany won the America East title as the No. 4 seed, marking the second time the No. 4 seed has earned the league’s automatic NCAA bid.

Brown also led four-year All-America East selection Mike Black to the all-time career scoring leaderboard in 2012-13. Black scored 1,542 points to rank sixth all-time in program history in points scored. He averaged 12.0 points per game for his UAlbany career.

UAlbany opens its 2013-14 season at the Times Union Center against local rival Siena on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.