Men's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Brown Resigns

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Men's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Brown Resigns

BATON ROUGE – Jeff Brown resigned as LSU’s men’s tennis coach on Monday, vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva announced.

In 20 years as head coach of the Tigers, Brown led LSU to a 312-205 overall mark, which includes a 116-116 record in Southeastern Conference matches. Brown led the Tigers to back-to-back SEC Championships in 1998 and 1999 and the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament 17 times during his career. Brown led LSU to the national semifinals in both 1998 and 1999.

“We appreciate all that Jeff has done for LSU tennis,” Alleva said. “We wish Jeff and his family nothing but success in their future endeavors.”

Alleva said Brown’s resignation was a mutual decision.

Brown first joined LSU as a player in 1985, earning All-SEC honors three times as well as serving as the captain of the Tigers’ only team to reach the NCAA Championship Match in 1988. Brown played on the pro tennis circuit for several years before returning to LSU as an assistant coach from 1994-97.

“It’s been a great run,” Brown said. “We had so much success and had so many great people come through our program. I’m proud of all the players that we coached here at LSU and all that we were able to accomplish as a program.”

Alleva said a search for Brown’s successor will begin immediately.