Sept. 28, 2012
2012 Coaching Changes
Brownlee named head coach at
Iowa assistant coach Ryan Brownlee (left) has been hired as the
head coach at Western Illinois.
Brownlee replaces Mike Villano, who resigned in
Brownlee has been a NCAA Division I assistant
coach for 15 years, including the past nine at Iowa. He was also
recruiting coordinator for the Hawkeyes.
From 2000-03, Brownlee was an assistant at James
Madison. He helped the Dukes win the CAA title in 2002 and
advance to the NCAA Tournament.
A four-year starter at Evansville, Brownlee
played for his father, Jim Brownlee. He was a two-time
All-Conference selection and was named the school’s Most
Outstanding Male Athlete following his senior campaign.
Following graduation, he became an assistant coach for his
father at Evansville.
Brownlee coached for two summers in the Cape Cod
League and two summers coaching the Quincy Gems in the Central
Illinois Collegiate League.
(photo courtesy of Iowa Media