Boys Basketball

Matt Brown named boys basketball head coach at Northwood

Posted June 15

— Northwood announced Thursday afternoon that Matt Brown has been hired to replace Alex Hart as the Chargers' boys basketball head coach.

Brown previously spent six seasons as head coach at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., claiming 69 wins during his tenure.

The newly minted Chargers head coach also spent time at UNC-Charlotte as a graduate assistant coach, an assistant coach at Pfeiffer University and he also severed as a coaching intern at Stanford.

"I feel extremely blessed God has given me the opportunity to serve as the Chargers' boys’ head basketball coach,” Brown said in a statement. “My wife and I are excited to be back in North Carolina and thrilled to be a part of the Northwood family.”

Hart led Northwood to a 23-49 record in three seasons with the Chargers. Northwood has not clinched a winning season since former head coach Donald Williams led the program to a 17-11 overall record during the 2012-13 season.

"We are excited to have Matt join our staff,” Northwood co-athletics director Cameron Vernon said Thursday. “He brings excitement, strong organizational skills and player development to our basketball program. He has a track record of building strong relationships with his players and assisting them to receive opportunities to play at the next level.

“I think Coach Brown will be a great fit as we try to develop well-rounded student-athletes at Northwood."

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