Fort Hays State Men’s Basketball head coach Mark Johnson made two announcements in regards to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season. After serving as Assistant Coach for 13 consecutive years at FHSU, Jeremy Brown will now hold the title of Associate Head Coach at FHSU. Johnson also announced the addition of Todd Johnston as an Assistant Coach for the program.
Brown has been alongside Mark Johnson on the Tiger bench for 13 consecutive years since the 2006-07 season. He has helped FHSU to five NCAA Tournament Appearances, two MIAA Championships, and a record of 253-132 in that span, while helping coach three All-America and 33 All-MIAA selections. He has helped three Tiger teams to a top-three ranking in the NABC Division II Top 25 Poll, while six teams he has been a part of have seen time in the national rankings. Brown has been on the sidelines at FHSU for a total of 17 years after serving as a student assistant and graduate assistant four years. He was an assistant coach for two years at Southwestern Oklahoma State before returning to FHSU, where he has been ever since.
Johnston joins the Fort Hays State coaching staff after spending two years as an assistant coach at Cloud County (Kan.) Community College. He helped the T-Birds to a 10-win improvement in his second year with the program and helped five players move on to four-year colleges over his two seasons. Johnston also spent time as an assistant coach at Missouri Southern for one year (2014-15) and Benedictine College for two years (2015-17). A native of Kincaid, Kansas, he played collegiately at Cloud County for two years and then Baker University for two years, where he received bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education and History. Johnston averaged 10 points per game his senior year at Baker and helped the program to an appearance in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Tournament in his junior season.
Fort Hays State will enter its 19th season under head coach Mark Johnson in 2019-20. Johnson is the all-time coaching wins leader at FHSU with a record of 359-172 (.676). The Tigers have enjoyed 17 winning seasons in his 18 years leading the program, including 12 consecutive going into the upcoming season. The Tigers have reached at least 20 wins in a season nine times under Johnson, while making seven NCAA Tournament appearances and collecting three conference championships (2 MIAA, 1 RMAC).