Greg Brown, one of the best defensemen in Boston College history, is in his ninth season as a member of Jerry York's staff. He began his coaching career in August of 2004 after completing a 12-year professional playing career.
Brown works closely with the team's defensemen and has worked extensively with special teams.
In his eight-year tenure at the Heights, the team has captured six Hockey East Tournament titles and three national titles (2008, 2010 and 2012) in five Frozen Four appearances.
A 1990 Boston College graduate, Brown was a two-time All-America first-team selection (1989 and 1990), a two-time Hobey Baker Award finalist and a two-time All-New England choice. He is one of only two players in Hockey East history to twice capture the league's Player of the Year honor. In 1994, Brown was one of four defensemen selected to the Hockey East All-Decade Team. He was inducted into Boston College's Varsity Club Hall of Fame in November 2004.
Brown played three seasons for the Eagles (1986-87, 1988-89 and 1989-90), serving as team captain in 1989-90. He missed the 1987-88 season while playing 55 games with U.S. National Team and then representing his country at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Brown totaled 120 points - 24 goals and 96 assists - in 119 games. He ranks among Hockey East career leaders for defenseman scoring in assists (third), points (fourth) and goals (fifth).
Brown played for the United States in two Olympic Games. In addition to the 1988 Games, Brown played for Team USA in the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France.
After graduation, Brown enjoyed a 12-year professional playing career. He spent four seasons in the National Hockey League, before moving to Europe to continue his career. In the NHL, he played with the Buffalo Sabres (1990-91, 1992-93), Pittsburgh Penguins (1993-94) and Winnipeg Jets (1994-95). In Europe, he played three seasons in Sweden (1995-96, 2001-02 and 2002-03), one season in Switzerland (1996-97) and four seasons in Germany (1997-98 through 2000-01).
Brown's older brother Doug also enjoyed an outstanding playing career - both at Boston College (1982-86) and the NHL. Doug Brown was a two-time All-America second-team selection (1985 and 1986) with the Eagles. He went on to a 15-year career in the NHL. Doug was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame along with Greg in 2004.
Greg and his wife Katharine have two children, Ashley (14) and Peyton (12). They reside in Scituate.