Brown named WBB Director of Player Development and Brand Management at Oakland

Oakland Golden Grizzlies women’s basketball program has announced the hiring of Detroit native Myron Brown as Director of Player Development and Brand Management.

Receiving his Bachelor of Science in English from then-Rochester College in 2000, Brown played four years for the Warriors, starting as a senior, and brings two decades of coaching and operational experience with him to Oakland.

Serving as a assistant coach for the North Florida Osprey women in the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN) in 2022-23, Brown was the head coach of the NAIA Thomas University Night Hawks in Thomasville, Georgia from 2017-22 and began his coaching career at the prep level with the Avondale Yellow Jackets back in 2003, giving him built-in ties to the local high school scene.

“I am really excited to add Myron Brown as our Director of Player Development and Branding,” head coach Jeff Tungate shared.

“I coached Myron at Rochester University over 25 years ago. He is a hard worker, knows the game and cares about the players. He understands today’s landscape in college basketball and brings great experience.”

Brown and his wife, Antoinette, have two daughters, Bry and Mya, and a son, Myron Jr.

The announcement of Brown’s hiring is the latest push of momentum in what has been a strong offseason for the Golden Grizzlies.

Horizon League Freshman of the Year point guard Brooke Quarles-Daniels is back for her sophomore year in 2023-24 and the program also returns one of the conference’s most underrated players in senior Alexis Johnson and the outside shooting of fellow senior Linda van Schaik.

Supplementing this group of returners, Oakland has been active in the transfer portal, bringing in ex-Detroit Mercy Titan Markyia McCormick from the Charleston Golden Eagles in West Virginia, Madison Royal-Davis from the Butler Bulldogs, Maddy Skorupski from the Michigan State Spartans and Kianni Westbrook from the Tennessee State Tigers.

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