Shaun Brown is in his fourth season as strength and conditioning coach for the Golden Gophers men's basketball team.
Brown comes to the Twin Cities after spending the last three seasons overseeing the strength and conditioning program at Southern California under head coach Kevin O'Neill.
Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Brown spent three years (2005-08) at the University of Virginia as the strength and conditioning coach for the Cavaliers basketball program and two years as the head strength coach for the NBA's Toronto Raptors (2003-05).
Brown also spent six seasons as the head strength coach for the Boston Celtics (1997-2003).
From 1992-97, Brown was the head strength coach for the men's basketball team at Kentucky. During his time with the Wildcats, the men's team participated in three Final Fours and won the 1996 NCAA Championship.
Brown served as the head strength coach at Providence from 1989 until April of 1992. Before that he was an assistant strength coach at Rutgers.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Canisius in 1987 and a master's degree from Ohio State in 1988. Brown also served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Ohio State and as strength and conditioning coach at Dublin HS (Ohio) from August of 1988 to August of 1989.
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