Hoeven Dedicates New Dale Brown Basketball Courts at Hammond Park in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven and Minot city officials today dedicated the new Dale Brown Basketball Courts at Hammond Park in Minot. Brown, a Minot native, coached Louisiana State University’s (LSU) men’s basketball team from 1972 to 1997. Among his many accomplishments, Brown won more games than any other coach in LSU history, appeared in 15 consecutive national tournaments and reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament twice.

“We dedicate these courts in honor of Dale Brown, a man who, through his life and his coaching, has left a lasting and positive impact on the lives of many individuals,” Hoeven said. “A two time National Coach of the Year, Coach Brown had tremendous success on the court. He’s known as ‘the Master Motivator,’ and off the court, he adheres to the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. It’s this conduct that solidifies his legacy.”

Before his coaching career at LSU, Brown was an athlete at St. Leo’s High School in Minot and then at Minot State Teacher’s College. He began his coaching career in North Dakota, which included a position at Minot’s Bishop Ryan High School.