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Brown returns to Newberry as assistant wrestling coach

Posted: August 15, 2018 10:06 a.m.
Updated: August 17, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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LUGOFF-ELGIN GRADUATE Deral Brown (right) is returning to Newberry College, his college alma mater, as it assistant wrestling coach.

Deral Brown, a former three-time AAA state wrestling champion and Lugoff-Elgin High School, has been hired as assistant coach at Newberry College, as as announced by Newberry head wrestling coach Cy Wainwright.

Brown, a former wrestler at Newberry, joins the staff from State University of New York College at Cortland where he was an assistant coach for the past two seasons.

In two seasons at SUNY Cortland, he coached nine NCAA qualifiers, three NCAA All-Americans, and one NCAA National Champion. He also assisted in leading the Dragons to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2017.

Prior to SUNY Cortland, Brown was the head wrestling coach at Fort Dorchester High School during the 2014-15 season. At Fort Dorchester, he was named South Carolina's 4A Wrestling Coach of the Year after leading the team to the 4A  state championship.

Brown was a four-year starter during his career at Newberry. Brown was a two-time NCAA qualifier and NCAA All-American after a fourth-place finish in the 149-pound bracket at the NCAA Division II Championships in 2013. Brown holds the school record for major decisions and is currently tied  with Bryant Blanton for the most wins in program history with 143.

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