Tom BrownStaff

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in Athletics

Tom Brown, a 1986 Augustana College (S.D.) graduate, is in his 10th year as Director of Athletics for the College during the 2021-22 academic year. Brown has been a part of the Gustavus Athletics Department as a coach, instructor, and administrator since 1991.

Brown, who received his master’s degree in exercise science at the University of Iowa, was a wide receivers coach for the 1991 Hawkeye football team that won the Big Ten title and played in the Rose Bowl. He began his career at Gustavus as an assistant coach in football and track and field and an instructor in the health and exercise science department in 1991. During his 18-year tenure with the football program, primarily as a wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator, Brown coached 18 all-conference receivers including Ryan Hoag, who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders, and Chad Arlt, an All-American who holds virtually every Gustavus receiving record.

In December of 2008, Brown left coaching and accepted the position of Assistant Athletics Director at the College with primary responsibilities in event management. In that role, he was directly in charge of the administration of all home athletic events as well as coordinating and scheduling all indoor and outdoor athletics facilities and serving as the liaison to the advancement office in matters involving athletics fundraising.

Tom and his wife, Dawn, live in St. Peter with their two children, Ann Marie and Thomas ’16.

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-106 Golf 30 2007/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-100 Physical Fitness: Conditioning 20 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.