Earl Brown, who spent 42 years as the Head basketball coach at Burke High before retiring after last year, has agreed to take the Head coaching spot at Baptist Hill he told Live 5 on Monday night.
Brown, who reached the 700 win milestone last season, said that he was looking at possibly helping out at the college level for a team this season when the opening for the Bobcats came up. He talked with Athletic Director (and friend) Marion Brown and made the decision to accept the position.
"I always knew that if I was going to go somewhere else it would be somewhere like Baptist Hill or St. John's where I have a lot of friends" Brown told Live 5. "The folks there are like family and they treat me like family."
"It means a lot to have Coach Brown come to Baptist Hill" Marion Brown told Live 5. "The legacy of Earl Brown is well known around the state, and our kids are eager to learn from him."
Earl will be replacing Tron Grant who took an assistant coaching job at West Ashley.
Brown got right to work on Monday night attending a rules officials meeting where he was congratulated on the new position. "The outpouring of congratulations I got from the rules officials tonight, it was a great feeling."