GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T men’s basketball coach Cy Alexander has announced the hiring of Jamal Brown as an assistant coach. Brown’s primary responsibility will be to work with the A&T post players, scouting, recruiting and scheduling.
“I’m happy to have Jamal join our staff,” said Alexander. “I think he will be a valuable attribute in the development of our big guys. He has Division I head coaching experience and brings a bevy of knowledge and contacts in recruiting across the country.”
This will be Brown’s third time working under Alexander as an assistant. He also played for Alexander at S.C. State, where he helped the Bulldogs win the 1996 MEAC championship. In fact, Brown’s coaching career started under Alexander at S.C. State. The Bulldogs enjoyed the school’s most successful period in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with Brown as an assistant as they won MEAC titles in 1998, 2000 and ‘03.
Alexander would leave S.C. State after the ‘03 championship season to become the head coach at Tennessee State, where Brown joined him as his associate head coach for three seasons before becoming head coach at his alma mater S.C. State in 2006 for one season.
He spent the next five seasons in Princess Anne, Md., as an associate head coach at Maryland Eastern Shore under head coach Frankie Allen. During his time at UMES, he was selected to attend the ACE Program for Minority Coaches.
His last coaching stop was at nearby Winston-Salem State University where he started with the Rams in 2013.
“I’m excited to be a part of this staff,” said Brown. “Coach Alexander has been a mentor and confidant to me throughout my whole career. I look forward to helping North Carolina A&T piece together some MEAC championship teams.”
Brown is a 1997 graduate of S.C. State with a degree business marketing. He has one son, Gilbert Jamal Brown II.