"DePauw a Coaching Hotbed?", Asks Writer

"DePauw a Coaching Hotbed?", Asks Writer

March 10, 2010

Brad Stevens BU March 2009.jpgMarch 10, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "DePauw a coaching hotbed?: Maybe it's something in the Greencastle, Ind. water," writes Paul Shepherd in the Times of Northwest Indiana. "Both Butler coach Brad Stevens (1999) and Wright State coach Brad Brownell ('91) graduated from DePauw University, located about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis. Both coaches have also had exceptional starts to their coaching careers." (photos: Stevens at left; Brownell is seen below right)

Shepherd notes, "Stevens, in his third year at Butler and overall, improved his record to 84-14 following Tuesday's victory. His win total is the most in NCAA history by any men's coach in his first three years. Brownell closed the contest with an 84-44 record in four years at Wright State Brad Brownell Action.jpgand a 167-85 mark overall."

Read the article at the newspaper's Web site.

Butler, ranked #12 in NCAA Division I, defeated Wright State in yesterday's Horizon League championship game, 70-45. With the win, the Bulldogs "secured an automatic NCAA berth and capped a 15-0 home season," writes David Woods in today's Indianapolis Star. It was a sixth tourney title, a league record, and gives the Bulldogs four straight NCAA berths and nine since 1997. Butler, at 18-0, was the nation's only team to go through league play unbeaten."

Access that story at IndyStar.com.

Brad Stevens was recently named the Horizon League "Coach of the Year" and was listed as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40."

Learn more about Brad Brownell in this previous article.