Jamal Brown joined the Winston-Salem State University men’s basketball coaching staff in the fall of 2013. He comes to the WSSU coaching staff with a wealth of experience and a strong knowledge of the game that will complete one of the top coaching staffs in NCAA Division II basketball. He comes to Winston-Salem State University with over 14 years of experience in collegiate coaching.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Winston-Salem State University, Brown accumulated a wealth of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level. He comes to the Winston-Salem State coaching staff after spending five seasons as the associate head coach at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. During his tenure at UMES, he was selected to attend the ACE Program for Minority Coaches. Brown guided the development of several All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference performers.
Brown went to the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore after spending a season as the head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, South Carolina State University. During his coaching tenure, he posted an 89-82 win over the Winston-Salem State Rams and current WSSU head coach Bobby Collins. He returned to his alma mater after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee State University.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at South Carolina State University, along with head coach Cy Alexander. As an assistant, Brown helped guide the Bulldogs to one of their most successful runs in school history with three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships (1998, 2000, and 2003). Ironically, Brown helped the Bulldogs top Collins once again as they defeated the Hampton Pirates for the 2003 championship.
As a player, Brown enjoyed a stellar playing career at South Carolina State, where he was a member of the Bulldogs’ 1996 MEAC Championship team.
Brown is a native of North Charleston, South Carolina where he is a graduate of North Charleston High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from South Carolina State University in 1996. He is the father of one son, Gilbert Jamal, II and is an active member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches