Pascagoula native Isaac Brown named Wichita State head basketball coach
Perhaps the college basketball program most tied to the idea of March Madness and the Cinderella Story in recent years is Wichita State now led by a head coach with a Cinderella Story of his own.
Yesterday, Pascagoula Native Isaac Brown was introduced as the next in line for the Shockers, dropping the interim title for his first division I head coaching position.
As the 26th head coach in program history, Brown has verbally agreed to a five-year contract worth six million dollars.
The former Panther has been an assistant at Wichita State since 2014 with prior stops at Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Arkansas, South Alabama, Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Pascagoula High School, and PRCC.
Almost 30 years since his last college game, Brown is already stressing the importance of the student part of student-athlete to his first place Shockers. “My vision is also to make sure that these athletes get their college degree. Like President Muma said, that one day the ball will stop bouncing. So, your dreams and goals will become our dreams and goals, and we’re going to make sure that you walk away with a college degree.”
After graduating from Pascagoula in 1988, Brown played at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Texas A&M, and Northeast Louisiana.
The Shockers made seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2012-2018 including a trip to the Final Four in 2013.