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Topic: Athletics

Former Brown football captain and defensive lineman for the @Rams Michael Hoecht hopes to make a breakthrough after a pandemic-altered season.

Sports

Defensive lineman Michael Hoecht ’20 fights for roster spot on Los Angeles Rams

March 11, 2021 0 comments

Michael Hoecht ’20, Brown football’s team captain in the 2019 season, spent the 2020 NFL season on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams after going undrafted. He looks to earn his way onto the playing field in his sophomore campaign after building on a year of practice against NFL competition. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented in-person athletics recruiting, challenging coaches to attract prospective student-athletes in new ways.

Sports

Athletics department shifts recruitment to a virtual setting due to COVID-19

March 9, 2021 1 comment

 The University’s sports teams are facing unprecedented challenges in recruiting in light of the NCAA’s decision to limit in-person contact between coaches and prospective athletes. 

Augustus White ’57, a veteran of the Brown football team, and Rebekah Splaine Salwasser ’01, who played for Brown women’s soccer, went on to illustrious careers off the playing field.

Sports

Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s Black former athletes and their impact today

February 25, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

Last week, The Herald spotlighted Black coaches and athletes who played foundational roles in building today’s Brown athletics program. This week, two modern-day Black athletes who had success on the field at Brown and have gone on to have impressive careers outside of sports will be featured.

Trailblazing Black athletes and coaches, William White, class of 1883, Fritz Pollard, class of 1919 and Jackie Court, a former gymnastics coach, contributed to the development of Brown Athletics on and off the field.

Sports

Pioneers on the playing field: Bruno’s first Black athletes and coaches

February 18, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

While today’s Brown Athletics program displays diversity among its coaches and athletes, this has not always been the case. Throughout the history of Brown Athletics, trailblazing Black athletes and coaches have battled racism and adversity to earn athletic achievements while helping to build a more equitable program.

Jack Hayes joined the University in 2012, and will step down to join Bruin Sports Capital.

News, Sports

Director of Athletics Jack Hayes steps down

January 29, 2021 11 comments

Director of Athletics Jack Hayes will leave his position at the University, effective Feb. 5, to become a senior adviser to Bruin Sports Capital and “pursue new opportunities,” according to a Friday press release.

Alex Kasarov will be the next men’s tennis head coach following two seasons as associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Sports

Alex Kasarov hired as Brown men’s tennis head coach

November 16, 2020 0 comments

Alex Kasarov was named men’s tennis head coach Sept. 30 following former head coach Tim Gray’s departure after four years leading the program. Kasarov’s appointment took effect Nov. 2.  Kasarov spent two seasons as associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Ryan: Why Brown Women’s Golf lost its varsity status

Op-eds, Opinions

Ryan: Why Brown Women’s Golf lost its varsity status

September 27, 2020 4 comments

Brown student-athlete and former golfer Amanda Levy ’23 recently published an op-ed titled “The Hidden Attack on Gender Equity in College Athletics” on the website Business of College Sports.

Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

News, Sports, University News

Ivy League cancels all fall sports competition

July 8, 2020 0 comments

The Ivy League canceled all fall athletic competition, according to an announcement released Wednesday afternoon. Winter sports will not begin until after Jan. 1. 

At a game this season, the women's basketball team faced off against Merrimack College — where new head coach Monique Leblanc coached for nine years.

Sports

Women’s basketball hires Head Coach Monique LeBlanc

April 13, 2020 2 comments

Monique LeBlanc was named the new head coach of the women’s basketball team Friday. LeBlanc comes to Brown after spending nine years as the head coach at Merrimack College and before that, three seasons as assistant coach at Bucknell University.

Heather Marini, former offensive quality control assistant coach, became the first female position coach in division 1 football when it was announced March 16 that she was promoted to the Bears' quarterbacks coach.

Sports

Brown hires first female position coach in Division I football

March 21, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Heather Marini became the first female coach in Division 1 Football after Brown announced March 16 that she had been promoted to the Bears’ quarterbacks coach.