Coach Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Detroit, Michigan. His basketball career began his junior year of High School at Evangel Christian Academy. After graduating high school, Brown attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI where he played basketball. In 1990 he joined the US Army and served as an Airborne Ranger and earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After his 8 year stint in the army, Brown settled in Tacoma, WA and has been in the area for over 25 years.
In 1994, Coach Brown played professional basketball overseas in Australia for the Townsville Suns. In addition, he played in the IBL League for Parkside from 1996 – 2010 and for the Seattle Mountaineers from 2006 – 2009. In 2003, Coach Brown founded the Youth Basketball Development League (YBDL) and AAU Team Swish Traveling Program with a high focus of teaching, coaching and mentoring youth basketball. Coach Brown's AAU Program has won 3 nationally ranked AAU championships and he has played a major factor with assisting over 60 Alumni players to reach their goals of playing in college, which includes three of his very own sons (University of Coastal Carolina, Tacoma Community College and Lane College).
Coach Brown has had the opportunity to coach for several semi-pro and college teams, which include Tacoma Thunder in 2005, Green River College 2015 and 2016, as well as, Tacoma Community College in 2017.
Brown has a natural fondness and passion for basketball and cherishes the satisfaction one receives from his style of coaching. This will be his first year at Lane Community College and he's very excited to see what the year has in store for him and the rest of the Titan Family.
"The addition of Coach David Brown to our Titan Family here at Lane is a very exciting and promising addition. Coach Brown is deeply connected and respected in the Tacoma community and will work hard to continue to allow us to recruit that area. I have known Coach Brown for several years and know that he is a man of high character who is always trying to help as many young men as possible." - Coach White