Miami Northwestern hires Eddie Brown as football coach

 

a1fernandez@MiamiHerald.com

Miami Northwestern announced the hiring of former Arena Football League standout and local star Eddie Brown as its new coach.

Brown, a longtime Arena Football League standout and former wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, was a local standout at rival Miami Central and has several family ties to the Northwestern community.

Brown is also the father of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Brown replaces Stephen Field, who stepped down earlier this month and took a job as coach at Citra North Marion near Ocala.

“It’s a great opportunity without a doubt,” Brown said. “The Miami Northwestern program speaks for itself. We know we have a lot of work ahead to get us back to the top.”

Brown, a one-time Arena League MVP, coached the past four seasons at Wyandotte High in Kansas City (Kan.) and prior to that at Fort Scott Community College, where he coached future NFL players Jason Pierre-Paul and Levonte David, a Northwestern alumnus. In 2006, Brown was honored as the Arena League’s all-time best player.

Brown, 44, played for the Cardinals in 1991 and 1992 after playing at Louisiana Tech.

Brown’s father played football at Northwestern and his uncle, Terrell Roberson, was the first scholarship basketball player for the University of Miami upon the program’s reinstatement in 1985.

Brown inherits a Northwestern team that went 5-5 last season and missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

“We have to be one team and one family heading in one direction,” Brown said. “We have to instill the discipline on the field and in the classroom. I truly believe if the kids can do the little things right in the classroom that it will work itself out on the field. We want to just get better and be a fundamentally-sound team and play fast.”

Brown said he will meet with the Northwestern players Monday.

“Now is the time we have to start conducting ourselves as champions,” Brown said. “We all have to get on the same page.”

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• District 16-7A final: American 62, Central 29: AME (24-3): McCloud 17, Smith 15, Jones 9, Griffin 7, Jenkins 5, Vargas 3, Riley 2, David 2, Martinez 2. CEN: Walker 9, Williams 8, Chambers 3, Jones 2, Britt 2, Jones 2, Knowles 2, McNeil 1. Rebounds: Smith 10, Assists: Jones 4. Steals: McCloud 3. Three-pointers: McCloud 3. Halftime 41-10 AME.

• District 15-3A championship: Miami Country Day 61, Sagemont 29: MCD (21-3): Mackenzie 7, Anyagaligbo 9, Berry 9, Lewis 6, Minott 17, Alvarez 13. SAG (17-8): Provenzano 3, Black 14, Smith 4, Marshall 2, Correa 5, Rucker 1. Three-pointers:Alvarez 4. Rebounds: Anyagaligbo 12, Correa 6. Steals: Mackenzie and Berry 3 Correa 4. Assists: Lewis 11, Rucker 3. Halftime 32-16 MCD.

• District 15-4A final: Booker T. Washington 61, LaSalle 35: BTW (19-4): Bello 13 Leite 16 Miller 13 Haugabook 4 L. Berry 4 Harris 4 Durant 5 Matthew 2. LS: Monroe 15 Xigues 4 Lorenzo 2 Montoto 2 Tuto 4 Cruz 3 Perez 2. Steals: Durant 2 L. Berry 2 Miller 4 Bello 2 Burke 2. Rebounds: L. Berry 4 Miller 3 Bello 5 Burke 4.

• South Miami 46, Ferguson 39: SM (20-8): Graham 12 Cummings 11 Gil 3, Yanes 5, KH. Brown 6 King 4 Ayerdis 3, Ka. Brown 2. FER: Osceola 2, Justinian 3, Gonzalez 14, Dejesus 9, Johnson 11. Rebounds: KH. Brown 12, Ka. Brown 13. Assists: Graham 5, Cummings 4. Steals: Graham 2. Blocks: Graham 3.

• Miami High 46, Krop 31: MH: Mendoza 7, Alvin 6, Dukes 2, Mompremier 17, Jackson 2. KRO: Roberts 2, Upshur 9, Alberts 9, Oliver 2, GAy 2, Roman 7. Rebounds: Mompremier 9. Steals: Alvin 4. Assists: Mendoza 6, Kimborough 5. Blocks: Mompremier 2.

• Late Thursday-District 16-4A: Florida Christian 54, St. Brendan 42: FC (21-7): N. Jimenez 22, K. Martinez 10, K. Jim 8, E. Prinz 7. Rebounds: N. Jimenez 8, K. Jim 9. Steals: K. Martinez 4, N. Jimenez 6.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Westland Hialeah 54, Hialeah Gardens 42: Westland Scoring: Gato 14, Hernandez 13, Marino 9, F. Rodriguez 6, Menendez 5, Martinez 3, Montina 2. HG: Vasquez 15, Kimbrough 15. Halftime 20-19 WHS. Rebounds: Marino 8, Menendez 7, Montina 5, Hernandez 4. Assists: Hernandez 2. Steals: Marino 3.

• Miami Country Day 63, Marathon 52: MCDS (19-6): Clements 9, Lynott 9, Cambo 4, Parizo 33, Kappos 2, Sherwood 4, Gomez 2. MAR: Rojas 11, Chavez 20, Guerra 5, Wells 2, Garcia 4, Allen 5, Chaplin 5. Three-pointers: Clements 2, Lynott 2, Parizo 4, Rojas 2, Chavez 5. Rebounds: Kappos 8. Assists: Sherwood 9. Steals: Parizo 6.

• American Prep 54, Somerset 50: AP (25-5): Lindsay 4, Coleman 6, Avery 10, Sawyer 17, Allen 17. SOM: Galin 8, Dubouse 3, B. Bauerun 2, Francois 15, Edwards 22. Rebounds: Lindsay 15, Allen 10. Assists: Coleman 6. Steals: Avery 5. Three-pointers: Sawyer 2, Allen 2, Edwards 3. Halftime 29-24 SOM.

• Belen 54, Reagan 40: BEL (14-11): E. Cruz 10, N. Iparraguirre 5, M. Fernandez 11, J. Herrera 9, G. Nunez 1, J. Cirera 6, A. Perez 4, F. Battle 4, J. Medina 4. RR: Curtis 17, Kenya 3, Barrios 6, Humphries 4, Sarmiento 7, Arcila 3. Assists: N. Iparraguirre 10. Rebounds: N. Iparraguirre 10. Steals: E. Cruz 4.

• Ransom Everglades 65, Westwood Christian 57: RE: Mourning 40, Rivlin 9, Bercow 2, Tomasino 2, Stern 4, Woolworth 2, Spiegleman 6. Assists: Speigleman 5. Rebounds: Mourning 14. Blocks: Mourning 4

• Late Thursday-Monsignor Pace 91, Gulliver 28: MP (16-9): Duarte 16, Ferguson 11, del Castillo 11, Boogie Sainvil 9, Fisher 8, Paula 6, Jean 5, Ogugua 4, Wilson 4, Caty 4, Irv 3, King 3, Alvarez 3, Dorelus 2, Desgrieux 2. Rebounds: Ogugua 8, Fisher 8. Assists: Fisher 10. Halftime MP 59-19.

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