Pitt-Bradford coach moves from women to men

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After coaching the Pitt-Bradford women for the last two seasons, Sean Brown will be the Panthers' head men's coach.
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Pitt-Bradford stayed not just in-house but in the same hallway to find its new men's basketball coach. Sean Brown, who coached the Panthers' women's team for two seasons, will be their men's head coach next season. 

University director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation Bret Butler announced the hiring on Wednesday.

"[Coach Brown] has done an exemplary job leading our women's program, and we are convinced that he will do the same with our men," said Butler in the release. "Most importantly, Sean is a great man with high character, and all members of our student body will look up to him."

Brown joined Pitt-Bradford as the women's head coach before the 2015-16 season and went 34-21 seasons. Last season Brown coached AMCC Player of the Year and second-team All-Great Lakes selection Ali Rinfrette. The Panthers finished 16-11, 12-6 in the AMCC.

Brown was previously an men's assistant coach for eight seasons at his alma mater Frostburg State.

"It's an opportunity that came up and something I really had to think about," Brown said in the University's release. "It was a chance to get back on the men's side, and that's what I had done. I'm excited, but it's also bittersweet."

Brown replaces Britt Moore who left Pitt-Bradford to take the head coaching job at Elizabethtown following Bob Schlosser's retirement. 

"I have really enjoyed my time coaching the women, and we really have a nice team coming back with a good recruiting class coming in, but I'm looking forward to getting the men's program over the hump," said Brown. "Brit [Moore] had done a tremendous job and it's nice making the playoffs every year, but now we want to get to the next step and compete at the championship level."

The Panthers' men went 12-13, 10-8 in the AMCC last season.