Pitt head coach Jeff Capel announced on Friday that fourth-year Pitt assistant coach Milan Brown had been promoted to the position of associate head coach. The title is already held by Tim O’Toole, but the move will not affect O’Toole’s status, as Pitt will simply have two coaches who hold the same title.
“Milan has done a terrific job in all aspects with our program,” Capel said. “Not only is he an outstanding coach and recruiter, but he does a great job mentoring our players off the court. I have been and continue to be impressed with his commitment to bettering our program, our student-athletes and the university.”
When Brown came to Pitt as a member of Capel’s staff back in 2018, he brought with him more than 20 years of experience as a coach. His first college coaching job was as an assistant coach at Old Dominion in 1995. In 2003, he would earn his first head coaching job, as the successor to Jim Phelan at Mount St. Mary’s. Brown would hold that position until 2010 and would move onto Holy Cross, where he would serve as head coach until 2015.
At Pitt, Brown has been vital to the team’s success on the recruiting trail, as he covers D.C., Maryland and okVirginia and has helped the program land coveted prospects like Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, who would become standouts. More recently, he played a key role in landing Judah Mintz, a four-star recruit out of Washington, D.C., who has the potential to become a star.