Arkansas Hires Brown As Assistant Men's Coach

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:00 pm
By: News On 6

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ John Pelphrey is bringing another assistant coach with him from South Alabama to Arkansas.

The Razorbacks announced Thursday that Isaac Brown will join Pelphrey's staff. Arkansas hired Pelphrey away from South Alabama last month to replace Stan Heath. Brown coached under Pelphrey at South Alabama.

``I'm very excited and ready to get started,'' Brown said. ``This is like the dream of a lifetime for me. I've always wanted to be a coach in the (Southeastern Conference). I played against Arkansas back when the Razorbacks were in the Southwest Conference. I've been familiar with and a fan of Arkansas for a long time.''

Brown has also coached at community colleges in Florida and Mississippi. He played at three schools, Gulf Coast (Gulfport, Miss.) Community College, Texas A&M and Northeast Louisiana, which is now Louisiana-Monroe.

``Isaac has lived, coached and played along the Gulf Coast for a number of years,'' Pelphrey said. ``Several of those states touch Arkansas, and those are important areas for us in recruiting. From the standpoint of talent, understanding our style of play, work ethic and loyalty, Isaac has all those attributes and will be very beneficial to us.''

Pelphrey's staff at Arkansas also includes assistant coaches Rob Evans and Tom Ostrom _ and Matt Figger as director of basketball operations. Those three coaches were also with Pelphrey at South Alabama.

Brown helped Northeast Louisiana upset a nationally ranked Arkansas team in December of 1992. The Razorbacks went on to the Sweet 16 that season.