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STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern Athletics names 27-year head coaching veteran Kip Drown as seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history as announced at a press conference on Tuesday by Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein.
Drown has served nearly 30 years as a head coach and holds a career record of 463-336 (.579) at Southwest Baptist, Georgia Southwestern, Grand Canyon and most recently Colorado State-Pueblo.
“After an extensive national search we felt Kip Drown has qualities we look for in a Head Coach, a proven record of success and a significant number of post season appearances,” Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein said. “We welcome The Drown Family to Eagle Nation.”
Drown joins the Eagles after most recently serving as head coach at CSU-Pueblo, where he led the ThunderWolves to a winning season every year and reached the NCAA Division II tournament in seven of his 10 seasons at the helm. Drown led the squad to four Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships and won three-straight titles from 2008-2010.
Drown came to the ThunderWolves after four seasons at Grand Canyon, where he turned around a team that won only four games the year before he arrived into a 16-12 squad in 2003-04.
Drown worked in the state of Georgia from 1994-2001 when he served as the head coach at Georgia Southwestern. He led the Hurricanes to five NAIA Tournament appearances and posted five 20-win seasons during his seven-year coaching stint.
His wife Gina hails from Dublin, Ga., and their daughter Ashlee attended Georgia Southern University.
Prior to taking over Georgia Southwestern, Drown coached Southwest Baptist from 1988-94.