Alaska-Anchorage assistant coach Chris Brown has been named head coach at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis., athletic director Doug Hammonds announced Thursday. Brown succeeds Paul Caufield, who resigned Feb. 11 in the wake of an alleged hazing incident.
“The athletic department and Marian College is thrilled and excited to have a quality coach and individual like Chris on our staff and leading hockey program,” commented Hammonds. “In a pool of highly qualified applicants his combination of professionalism, experience, and commitment to student-athletes set him apart.”
“I believe strongly in the Division III philosophy and the mission of Marian College,” stated Brown. “Marian College is an important part of the community of Fond du Lac and the MCHA. My desire is to become part of the community, the college, and most importantly, the lives of many student-athletes.”
Brown is a 1994 graduate of Wisconsin-River Falls, which he captained to the NCAA Division III national championship his senior year. He totaled 43-57–100 in 115 games over four years at UWRF.
After graduation, the journalism major spent a year and a half as sports editor at the Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette, then entered coaching at Augsburg College in Minneapolis for the 1996-97 season. Brown then joined the UAA staff, where he stayed for the past three seasons.
Aside from his hockey duties, Brown will also be the head coach for the Marian men’s golf team.