Brown begins his second season after posting a
very successful 18-11 overall record and a 13-9
record in the Sooner Athletic Conference in his
first season as head coach at Northwestern. He
led the Rangers to a tie for fifth place in the
SAC last season, coached an NAIA Honorable
Mention All-American, an NAIA Academic
All-American and five SAC All-Conference
was a full-time assistant for three seasons,
helping Northwestern to a 57-39 record and
making it to the NAIA National Championship
"Elite Eight" during the 2006-07 season, a feat
no other Ranger team has met.
is a familiar face to Northwestern where he
filled the role of student assistant coach from
1995-1999. During that time, he helped the menís
program to two 20-win seasons and a berth to the
1999 NAIA National Tournament.
Before his second stint at Northwestern, Brown
served as the head womenís coach at Fort Scott
(Kan.) Community College. During his tenure, he
led the Greyhounds to a 29-32 overall record and
to a 19-17 Jayhawk conference mark. His team
turned in an impressive 3.21 overall grade point
Before taking over the program at Fort Scott,
Brown was an assistant coach for two years at
conference foe University of Science and Arts.
At USAO, he was in charge of recruiting and
helped with numerous other aspects of the Drover
to USAO, Brown served as the assistant coach of
the menís and womenís program at Otero (Colo.)
Junior College. Both teams won the conference
championship with the women going 27-5 and the
men ending with a 21-9 record.
in Alva with his wife Cathy and daughters Melody
(9), Sarah (2) and Meghan (2 months).
Shane Hansen begins his first
year as Northwestern Oklahoma State Universityís
assistant men's basketball coach, a team in
which he was a standout for from 2004-08.
Hansen turns to the coaching ranks after playing
for the Rangers the past four seasons as a
starter on the Ranger basketball team. The
Calumet native, ranks tenth on Northwesternís
all-time scoring list with 1,149 points and has
217 career three pointers, just two shy of the
During his senior season, Hanson was given the
Sooner Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award.
He was twice selected to the honorable mention
all-conference squad and was an academic
all-conference member during both his junior and
Hansen graduated in May of 2008 with a
bachelorís degree in health and sports science
education and is currently pursuing a masterís
in education. He resides in Alva with his wife