Keith Brown is in his fifth year as an assistant coach with the Nevada basketball program. He came to the University of Nevada after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Seattle University.
Brown helped coach the Wolf Pack to the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title and was instrumental in helping the Pack earn bids to the 2010 and 2012 National Invitation Tournaments. In two of his four seasons the Pack won more than 20 games including a 28-7 record in 2012. The 28 wins is tied for the second best win total in school history.
Under his coaching all five Pack starters earned postseason honors during the 2011-12 season with sophomore Deonte Burton being named the WAC Player of the Year. It is the second time that a Pack player grabbed the Player of the Year honor during his tenure as Luke Babbitt won the award in 2010.
Babbitt and guard Armon Johnson are two Nevada players that Brown coached and both were drafted by the NBA in 2010. Babbitt was a first round selection and Johnson was taken in the second round with both players going to the Portland Trail Blazers.
"We're very excited to have Keith Brown on our staff," Nevada head coach David Carter said. "He is a great asset to our program because of his knowledge of the game and gives us another good recruiter in the Los Angeles area."
While at Seattle, Brown helped the Redhawks to a 21-8 record his last year, the team's most victories since 1984-85. Prior to that, Brown also spent four seasons from 2002-06 as an assistant coach at the University of Portland. While at Portland, he helped guard Eugene Jeter become the second-leading scorer in school history and earn first-team All-West Coast Conference honors in 2004 and 2006, while Jeter and fellow guard Donald Wilson became the second-highest scoring tandem in Pilot history.
A Los Angeles native, Brown was an assistant coach at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., from 1998-2002 and spent three years as an assistant varsity coach at Inglewood (Calif.) High School. He also worked with AAU programs in Portland and Washington, D.C.
Brown played at El Camino College from 1988-90 where he helped his team to a pair of California Community College Final Four appearances. He also played for one season at Hampton University in Hampton, Va., from 1991-92. He played varsity basketball at St. Bernard High School in Playa Del Rey, Calif.
He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Hampton University in 1993 and his master's of education with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University in 2000.
Brown and his wife, Robyne, have two daughters, Kennedy (9) and Kensley (4).