Mike Brown

Member Category:




Mike Brown has coached multiple sports at multiple levels during a 29-year time period at Napa High. He began his Napa High coaching career in 1980 as a junior varsity football assistant coach before transitioning to the varsity level where he oversaw the linebackers and receivers but it was in 1984 that Brown received his first head coach position as the varsity baseball skipper, a position he held until 2001. He was instrumental in the rebuilding of Napa’s home diamond heading into the 1987 season and in just his fourth season at the helm, Brown’s baseball club that included Hall of Fame members Troy Mott and Todd Pridy won a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship. Brown also helped to start the NHS Crab Feed, the Napa High Athletic Booster Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. In 1989, while still maintaining his role as head baseball coach, Brown took over as Athletic Director at Napa High, a position he held for seven years that also saw him take over as the head coach of the Frosh football team in 1990. Brown continued to fund raise for Napa High athletic teams by manning concession stands at basketball games and running bingo games. His contributions to Napa High athletics have spanned decades and he has helped shape the lives of many young men along the way.