A Richmond native has been named director of scouting and game prep for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)’s men’s basketball program, the school has announced.
Jerry Brown, a standout basketball player at Sacred Heart Prep (high school) and Fresno State who went on to play professionally in Germany and France, will serve as the director of scouting and game prep in the his first season on the UTEP staff.
In his new role, Brown will create detailed scouting reports on UTEP’s opponents while compiling and analyzing self-scouting reports on his team. He will also collect and analyze statistical data, sharing metrics and trends with coaching staff.
For Brown, UTEP provides familiarity. He played under UTEP head coach Rodney Terry at Fresno State for two seasons, in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Brown was team captain both years.
Brown graduated from Fresno State with a communications degree, then earned a Master’s degree at Santa Clara University in 2015.
This won’t be his first job in the coaching ranks. Last NBA season, Brown worked for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons as the team’s video coordinator.
“Brown worked with Blake Griffin, Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond, while he also assisted with UTEP legend Tim Hardaway on scouting reports and player development while with the Pistons,” according to a bio on UTEP’s website.
In 2017, Brown was the operations manager for Team Esface Basketball Academy in Redwood City. His professional career included stints with Iserlohn Kangaroos in Germany (2015-16) and BCGO in Gries, France (2014-15).