Dale Brown

The Legacy of Dale Brown's 25 Years at LSU

Tournament Tough: Coach Brown is the only SEC coach to have ever appeared in 15 straight national tournaments. Only 8 coaches in NCAA history have made more consecutive appearances than Brown.

Dale Brown led LSU to 13 NCAA tournaments. Only 15 coaches in NCAA history have led their respective schools to more tournaments and only one SEC coach, Adolph Rupp participated in more tournaments.

Dale Brown led LSU to two Final Fours and only 23 coaches have made more Final Four appearances. No other Louisiana school has been to the Final Four. He also led LSU to four Elite Eights and no other Louisiana school has been to the Elite Eight.

The miraculous finish by the 1986 team makes them the lowest seed (11th) ever to advance to the Final Four plus the only team to defeat the number 1, 2, and 3 seeds.

Southeastern Conference History: Only the legendary Adolph Rupp of Kentucky won more games in SEC history than LSU's Brown. Brown and Rupp are the only SEC coaches that had 17 non-losing season and Brown is the only coach to have increased his number of victories six years in a row.

From 1977-1986, LSU is the only school to finish in the first division of the conference.

In 1981 LSU became the only team in SEC history to win 17 consecutive league games in one season.

Only 2 coaches in SEC history, Adolph Rupp and Joe Hall won more conference championships than LSU's Brown. Brown and Rupp are the only two SEC coaches that won the conference championship in three different decades.

In a 14 year span, {1979-1992) the Tigers on eight occasions won the SEC conference championship or were runner-ups

Over the 25 year tenure of Coach Brown, the Tigers defeated a top ten ranked team 28 times and 10 of these victories were over Kentucky. There have been 227 head basketball coaches in the SEC and only 5 have led there teams to 2 Final Fours. They are, Dale Brown, Joe Hall, Rick Pitino, Nolan Richardson, and Adolph Rupp.

Ten of Brown's teams won 20 games or more and prior to this, only 5 other Tiger Teams won 20 games or more.

LSU's highest finish in the basketball polls was #2 in 1980 and #3 in 1981.

During Brown's career at LSU the Tigers played 20 former NCAA Championship teams and defeated 13 of them.

Players who stayed at LSU for four years had a graduation rate of 76°. For those that completed their eligibility at LSU, 74% graduated and 64% of all lettermen graduated.

Coaching Honors: One nine occasions Brown was selected as the SEC Coach of the Year or runner-up. One seven occasions he was voted as the Louisiana College Basketball Coach of the Year. In 1981 he was chosen as the National Basketball Coach of the year by "Sporting News" and also by the NBC sports staff. "Playboy" magazine selected him as their 1988 College Coach of the Year. The Associated Press chose Brown as a finalist for their 1989 Coach of the Year, and he was the only coach of an unranked team to be named.

Attendance Records: The Tigers played in front of the largest crowd (54,321) to ever watch a regular season basketball game on Jan. 28, 1989 in the Louisiana Superdome and defeated' 2k" ranked Georgetown 82-80.

In 1990 the Superdome was again the sight of a new NCAA regular season paid attendance record of 68,112 when LSU defeated the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

All attendance records were shattered during Brown's tenure.

What Others Are Saying About Dale Brown As A Speaker

"Dale Brown Is one of the most fabulous motivational speakers I have ever heard. Not only does he speak about motivation, he lives it every day."Bob Richards

"You are a great motivational speaker and have the ability to reach people and draw them out of themselves to make the most out of their lives."Norman Vincent Peale

"I must commend you for your style and your message. You have lots to say and say it extremely well."Zig Ziglar

"It's a fabulous message you have and one you should share with as many people as possible."Cavett Robert

"I think the quality I admire most In Dale Brown Is his ability to help others see the best in themselves and inspire them to live up to that 'best'. That is a rare gift indeed."Lawrence Walk

""Electrifying is the way would describe Dale Brown's magnificently and substantive motivational speech I attended, he had the sizable crowd to the edge of their seats. Having been employed by four of the top Fortune 500 companies In my fifty years in business, I've heard many motivational speakers, but none as riveting as his style. and delivery."John L. Pavlish

"Dale Brown's presentation at the National intergovernmental Audit Forum Conference in New Orleans was the best motivational speech that I have ever heard. The fact that he received a standing ovation from a group of governmental auditors—who can be a tough sell—was an outstanding tribute to the message he delivered."Charles L. Culkin, Exec. Director Advancing Government Accountability

Your presentation was inspiring, informative, entertaining and motivating. You kept everyone's attention, you had them laughing, you touched their hearts. The response from participants reinforces our own observations. We're hearing words like" best ever," and great, and right on, and "when can we have him back. Simply, you were a hit And you accomplished our objectives by getting our meeting off to a great a start. Dale, thanks for an outstanding job.Dennis W. Stostad, State Farm insurance Companies

Dale, I can't tell you how many positive comments I've heard about your presentation! Everyone was just ecstatic about It, from the qualifiers to the spouses to the staff. You took us up and down the emotional roller coaster, even elicited some tears out of this old jaded meeting planner! My interpretation was that the delivery , the obvious preparation, the relationship you developed with the audience and the enthusiasm you generated in them all came together resulting in one of the finest hours I can remember at a convention. In particular, the customization you Included really impressed us.

One of the measures of a speaker that I always use is how well he or she relates to the group-not from the stage, but on a one-on-one small group basis, before and after the official presentation. You passed that test with flying colors! People like to "rub shoulders" with the celebrity, and you were there for them whenever they wanted.

Finally, a key element of hiring speakers is the planning stage-the speaker and planner discussing the group and the company, philosophies and problems, likes and dislikes. You were one of the best I've dealt with as you took the time to visit and get to know me and my group. So, again I say" thanks" from the bottom of my heart.

David J. Bloyd
Ass't VP Agency Sales Promotion
Physicians Mutual insurance Company


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