Chris Brown is in his 27th year of coaching at the Community College level. He began his career in 1990 as an assistant coach at Saddleback College, located in Mission Viejo California. During Brown’s seven-year stint at Saddleback, the Gauchos won two Orange Empire Conference Championships and State Champion runners-up in 1998. In 1995 Brown was selected the first Head Coach at El Paso Community College (TX). Brown was responsible for the successful startup of the EPCC athletic program. The “Tejanos” rapidly developed and with a 23-20 overall record in just their second season and advanced to the NJCAA Region V playoffs.
Brown is recognized internationally following the past six years of service with USA Baseball. He served as assistant coach in 1999 and 2000 for the USA Youth National Team. Over the two year period, the YNT recorded 16 wins 0 losses and won the P.A.L. National Championship in 1999 in Stuart, Florida, and the Pan Am Championship in Monterey, Mexico defeating perennial power Cuba 2-1 in 2000. Brown continued the USA winning tradition as he was named the Head Coach of the 2001 World Champion Youth National Team posting a perfect 8-0 record defeating Venezuela 6-2 for the Gold Medal. Over the past three years, Brown has assisted the USA National Team through player selection and in 2003 was the Testing Director for the Youth National Team.
Brown enters his 13th season as the Head Coach at San Diego City College. Over the past few seasons, the Knights have continually improved to a respected power in the Pacific Coast Conference. In 2006, SDCC finished 16-9 in conference and 22-18 overall. The Knights also earned a spot in postseason play. In 2010, Brown led the Knights to a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship with a 26-7 overall record and 19-6 conference record. The Knights also qualified for the postseason. Over the past five seasons, eight players from SDCC program have been drafted by professional teams.
In addition to coaching Brown serves as an Assistant Professor in the area of Health and Exercise Science at SDCC. He is a native of Richfield, Ohio, and graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene College with a B.A. degree in History. Brown continued his baseball playing career in 1998 with the Sydney Metros of the Australian Baseball League. He was a shortstop and leadoff hitter during the inaugural season of professional baseball in Australia. Brown earned a Master of Science degree in Physical education from California State University-Fullerton in 1992. Chris draws support from his wonderful family including wife Jennifer, daughter Kaeli, and son C.J.