Frostburg athletic director Troy A. Dell has announced that Sean Brown, Sr. has been selected from a national search as the school's head men's basketball coach, Thursday.
Brown is the 14th head coach in the 76-year history of the Bobcat program and he is no stranger to Frostburg as he earned both his bachelors (2003) and masters (2005) degrees from Frostburg and served as an assistant coach from 2002-04 and again from 2007-15.
He replaces Webb Hatch, who announced before the 2017-18 season that it would be his last. The Bobcats were 11-15 this past season, their best finish in six years.
"It is a great honor and privilege to return home to my alma mater as the next head men's basketball coach at Frostburg State University," said Brown. "My wife, Jennifer, and I have been very impressed with the transformation the athletics department has taken under the leadership of Mr. Troy Dell, and we look forward to coming back to a place so near and dear to our hearts."
Brown inherits a Bobcat squad that returns three starters and eight total players from this past year's CAC tournament team.
Junior Edwin Cole, along with sophomores Daniel Alexander and Lawrence Pettis, Jr. all scored over 300 points this past year, while Cole finished fourth in the nation in offensive rebounding (4.27) and 10th in total blocks (68).
"I would like to thank Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk as well as Troy Dell for this great opportunity to lead this program into the next phase for FSU basketball," added Brown.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Brown has served as head coach at Pitt-Bradford for the last three seasons, two seasons as women's coach and one as men's coach.
Over his first two years at Bradford, Brown coached the Panther women's basketball team to 34 wins, including two spots in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament. The Panthers led the AMCC in scoring both seasons, while in his first season, Brown's team finished in the top-20 in Division III in both scoring and forced turnovers.
Last season, Brown took over the reins of the Pitt-Bradford men's program, which went 4-21.
During his second stint at FSU from '07-15, Brown helped the Bobcats to 115 wins, including back-to-back 17-win campaigns in 2008-09 and 2009-10. In his final season in 2014-15, Brown helped the Bobcats to a 76-67 win over No. 13 ranked Randolph-Macon.
Brown served as Frostburg's graduate assistant coach for two seasons from 2002-04 and assisted the Bobcats to 25 wins, including an AMCC Tournament appearance in 2003-04.
Brown was a standout student-athlete for the Bobcats men's team from 1997-02. He was a two-time team captain, held Frostburg's single-season school record for three-point shooting percentage and was a First Team All-AMCC selection as a senior.
As a junior, he helped lead Frostburg to the AMCC tournament championship and ECAC South Region Runner-Up trophy.