Brown and Porter end magnificent careers on brilliant notes, seventh straight national championship for women's rowers
In 28th year at WWU ... Associate Director of Athletics in charge of community relations ... Past chair of NCAA men's basketball rules committee, serving as Division II representative for five years ... Has 518-279 record in 27 seasons as head men's basketball coach, directing Vikings to school-best 31-5 record and NCAA Division II national championship in 2011-12, 27-4 record and final four in 2000-01, and taking teams to NAIA National Tournament in 1988 and 1994 ... Named National Association of Basketball Coaches and Division II Bulletin National Coach of the Year in 2012 ... Has directed Western to 20 post-season appearances, six of them to NCAA tourney ... Assistant coach for West team at 1991 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival ... NABC DII West Region Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2001, Pacific West Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, NAIA Pacific Northwest Region 1 Coach of the Year in 1994, District 1 Coach of the Year three times (1988-90), Little All-Northwest Coach of the Year in 1988 and 2001, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2005, 2009 and 2012 ... Recognized as Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2012 ... Directed WWU to 12 20-win seasons, including four straight from 1986-90, a school record, and seven in last 12 years ... Prior to tenure at WWU was successful coach at Eastside Catholic (Bellevue) and Olympia High Schools ... Also assistant coach for five years at Seattle Pacific University ... Obtained master's degree in athletic administration at SPU in 1977 ... Received bachelor's degree at Washington State University, earning three letters in basketball ... Standout athlete in three sports at Hudson's Bay High School (Vancouver, WA) ... 60 years old ... He and wife Debbie, a four-time NCAA All-America gymnast and member of Athletic Hall of Fame at Seattle Pacific, have two grown children, daughter Lynsey and son Kyle, who played basketball at WWU.