Tim Brown was officially approved as Republic’s new head boys basketball coach Monday morning. Brown, a Rogersville native, replaces two-time state champ coach Trevyor Fisher, who is taking over as athletic director.
“You look at the history and tradition of this job and it is very attractive to coaches,” said Brown, who played against Republic in the COC in high school. “I have a lot of respect for the basketball program and also the school. I’ve seen first hand how the Republic community supports their school and teams.”
“Not only does Tim have a great knowledge of the game he is also able to get the most out of his teams by developing positive relationships,” said Fisher.
Brown spent the past six seasons at Fair Grove, where he led the Eagles to two district championships, two quarterfinal appearances and one Mid-Lakes Conference championship. He was named Mid-Lakes Conference Coach of the year the past two seasons, including a school-record 25 wins in 2015-16.
At Fair Grove, Brown turned around a down program. At Republic, he takes over a program with a tremendous track record for success.
“I feel like the basketball culture is set,” said Brown. “It’s will be important for our program to continue to fight for our culture and play to the Republic basketball standard.”
Prior to Fair Grove, Brown was the head coach at Hollister for one season. He also served as an assistant for his father Larry Brown at Spokane.
Brown played collegiately at Drury from 2005-2009, earning All-GLVC tournament team honors his senior season, leading the Panthers to their first GLVC Tournament title. He ended his career with 873 points and 453 assists.
In high school Brown earned All-State honors at Logan-Rogersville, averaging 19.5 ppg and 6.5 apg.
Brown inherits a Republic team that loses just one senior from a 17-8 district semifinal team.
Fisher was 129-42 in six seasons leading the Tigers, including back-to-back Class 4 state championships in his first two years.