Coaching legend Dale Brown to be honored at BRCC basketball game on Feb. 1


7 Dec 1996: Louisiana State Tigers head coach Dale Brown looks on during the John R. Wooden Classic against the Louisville Cardinals at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. Louisville won the game in overtime, 93-87. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /All

Retired LSU Men’s Basketball Coach Dale Brown will be honored by the Baton Rouge Community College at halftime during a home game against LSU Eunice on Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.

According to BRCC Head Coach Don Green, Brown is being honored “for his exceptional contributions to the sport of basketball.”

The BRCC basketball program was created just ten years ago, while LSU Eunice’s program is competing in their second season.

“Due to the efforts of Coach Brown and others like him, basketball in the state of Louisiana has become an extremely popular sport and has given many men and women the opportunity to not only grow in the sport, but academically,” said Coach Green, who played for Brown in the 1980’s.

According to a recent press release, The BRCC program is on the rise. In recent years, the program has acquired new coaching, and added new facility upgrades. The program has received commitment from the school to take the program to the next level.

“While great players and wins are important for a growing program, resources, promotion and visibility are also critical and the best way to capture the moment is to honor and channel the resources of Coach Brown, the person who created the most successful basketball model in the state of Louisiana,” said Philip Smith, BRCC vice chancellor for institutional advancement and director of athletics.

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Admission is free. All former players are invited to attend the game. Brown and his former players will be available for photographs before, during and after the game.

The BRCC basketball area is located at 201 Community College Drive in the Boone Sante Health and Wellness Center. Brown-era players that wish to attend can contact Coach Green for more information at 225-216-8043.

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