Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo officially announced that they will be reentering the sports arena with the launch of a new Men’s Basketball program this fall that will be lead by Buffalo’s very own Damone L. Brown as Head Coach.

The college will compete in Division I USCAA and seems thrilled and confident in their decision to have Brown to lead the program into success in the following statement released this evening;

“Local Syracuse University basketball standout to lead College’s new basketball team coming Fall 2018

Buffalo, NY (March 12, 2018) – Bryant & Stratton College is pleased to announce a new athletic program in Buffalo. Starting in September 2018, Bryant & Stratton College will launch a men’s basketball program competing in Division I USCAA. The USCAA was founded in 1966 as the NLCAA. In 1974, BSC’s Buffalo team won the NLCAA Championship under the leadership of head coach Tom Griffin, brother of Jimmy Griffin, former mayor of Buffalo.

The College is proud to bring basketball back to Buffalo with a team led by Damone Brown as men’s head basketball coach. Brown recently served as assistant coach for 3 seasons at Villa Maria College.

Brown was a standout at Syracuse University from 1997-2001 before he was drafted in the second round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. The Buffalo native played for the 76ers, Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets and Washington Wizards.Brown received a degree in Informational Science and Technology from Syracuse University in 2001. As a senior, Brown was selected to the Big East 1st Team while leading the Orange in rebounding.

Along with coaching at Villa, Brown is the owner and founder of Damone Brown Pro Training, an organization helps people ages 6 to 50 build fundamental basketball skills.

"We are thrilled to have a Buffalo native with such an impressive basketball resume to lead our team. Damone’s passion for Western New York, basketball and providing another option for men looking to play basketball on a collegiate level locally, makes him the ideal coach” said Paul Bahr, Director of WNY Campuses”

Congrats are in order! Wishing the Bryant & Stratton Bobcats nothing but success.