Hedgepeth names Emerson assistant men's basketball coach

Hedgepeth names Emerson assistant men's basketball coach

SEWANEE, Tenn. (May 15, 2017) – Sewanee Men's Basketball Head Coach Mick Hedgepeth has announced that Brian Emerson has been named the new assistant men's basketball coach for the Tigers.

"I am thrilled to announce Brian as our new assistant coach," said Hedgepeth. "Through his experience at Williams and MIT, he is well-versed in the model of Division III athletics and all that it represents. After working with Brian for two years at Williams, I saw first-hand the contribution he made to the basketball program as well as the surrounding community. I am excited to watch him have the same impact here at Sewanee and feel very fortunate to have him on board." 

Emerson arrives at Sewanee after serving as an assistant coach at Williams College since 2014-15. While at Williams, the Ephs were 53-29 which included going 23-9 this past season. In 2016-17, Williams earned trip to the Final Four while head coach Kevin App was named the 2017 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year.

Prior to arriving at Williams, Emerson served as an assistant coach at MIT, where the Engineers finished 20-9, won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) conference tournament and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

A four-year player at Williams under head coach Mike Maker, Emerson graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

While at Williams, Emerson was part of two Final Four teams and one national finalist. His overall record while at Williams was 93-22. In his senior year, Emerson won the team sportsmanship award and the Mathew Godrick award.

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