Morris College hires Christopher Brown as Admissions Counselor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach

July 02, 2021

Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve

Morris College                                                                                                                                                                                                              For Immediate Release
Institutional Advancement
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Sumter, S.C. (June, 2021) – Brown comes to Morris College with over 20 years of coaching experience as an Athletic Director and a Head Basketball Coach. Most recently, he spent the past six seasons as the head coach at North Charleston High School in Charleston, SC. 

Brown, a Sumter native and a graduate of Sumter High School joined Morris College in June 2021. “I would like to see Morris College become known as one of the top three Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)'s in basketball.  I have already recruited some of the top talent from around the country to Morris and they will be on campus in the Fall [of 2021]. This includes several kids from Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi,” said Brown.  

As a coach, Brown has had an opportunity to be the coach who has coached students who became the player of the year for three consecutive years. This along with some of his other accomplishments has also lead him to earn the title of “Coach of the Year” three times in the past six years. Along with maintaining all aspects of the Division One Men’s basketball program within the policy of the institution and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC), Brown will also be responsible for recruiting students, attending college career fairs and community events to assist with Morris College’s Enrollment Management, Records, and Financial Aid departments. 

“I am excited and just looking forward to working with an already great group of admission counselors as well as excited to build a program that will be known outside of South Carolina,” said Brown. While at North Charleston High School, Brown also launched a Business 101 Mentoring Program for young men and was very active in the Charleston community. 

Director of Athletics, Head Men’s Baseball Coach, and former Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Clarence Houck said, “the Athletics department is looking forward to the value-added that Coach Brown will bring to Morris College and the basketball players. We are excited to have a new staff member joining our team, especially someone with the experience Coach Brown is bringing to the Morris campus.” 

Brown’s quote for his past, present, and future players is “failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.” 

Brown is married to Teresa Brown, has one daughter, Courtlyn Maple, a rising senior at Sumter High School, and enjoys fishing and spending time with family when he is not working. 
Brown earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Troy University on March 7, 2021, and officially started on June 1, 2021.

About Morris College
Morris College is a historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college, founded by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina in 1908. The college is committed to promoting the intellectual and personal development of every one of its students. The mission of Morris College is to produce graduates who can pursue useful and productive careers and in so doing enhance their own lives and the society in which they take their places. That mission is being successfully implemented by the thousands of Morris College graduates throughout the nation who are continually making significant contributions.