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Silver Creek standout Brown joins Canisius lacrosse coaching staff

Photo courtesy of Canisius College Athletics Frank Brown, a native of Red House and graduate of Silver Creek Central School, accepted an assistant coach position with Canisius College, the school announced Tuesday.

Canisius head men’s lacrosse coach Mark Miyashita announced Tuesday that former Hobart standout Frank Brown has been added to his staff as an assistant coach.

In his role with the Golden Griffins, Brown will work with the program’s attackman and assist with game planning and recruiting.

“I am excited to add Frank to our staff,” Miyashita said. “Not only is he a decorated lacrosse player finding success at levels (collegiate, international, and professional), but he is an incredible person who is passionate about using lacrosse as a means to developing the student-athletes that we work with. His experiences in both the field and box games mesh with the concepts already being incorporated within our program. Our staff looks forward to the ideas that he is going to bring forth that will help the young men in our program thrive in all facets of their lives.”

A native of Red House and Silver Creek Central School graduate, Brown starred for four seasons at Hobart (2013-17), racking up 81 goals and 39 assists for 120 points in 57 career games played. As a senior, Brown garnered USILA All-America honorable mention and NEC Player of the Year accolades after recording a career-high 50 points (32 goals, 18 assists) during his final season with the Statesmen.

After recovering from injuries early in his career, Brown broke out for a team-high 44 points as a junior, leading Hobart to the NEC Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Brown majored in American studies and minored in history, earning USILA Scholar All-American honors.

“It’s hard to not sound cliche in these forums, but Frank is as advertised,” Hobart head coach Greg Raymond said. “He has depth for days. You name it: player development, skill development, offensive systems, spacing, ground ball play, work ethic, weight room technique, and an unequivocal sense for behavioral and leadership development. We’re extremely proud of Frank’s earned opportunity with the Golden Griffins. We have a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Miyashita and the Canisius program, and we know Frank will do great things for them.”

Professionally, Brown has played three seasons in the National Lacrosse League, recording 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) and 78 ground balls in 29 career games played with the Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Knighthawks, Philadelphia Wings and Georgia Storm. He recently agreed to a two-year extension with the Bandits after being acquired by the franchise via trade during the 2020 regular season.

Brown has also excelled on the field at the professional level, helping the Boston Cannons claim the 2020 Major League Lacrosse Championship. Brown appeared in four games with the Cannons during the pandemic-shortened campaign, highlighted by a hat trick in the Cannons’ 13-7 victory over the Denver Outlaws during round-robin play.

On the international stage, Brown represented the Iroquois Nationals at the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship, helping the squad secure third place with a two-goal, two-assist effort in a 14-12 victory over Australia in the tournament’s bronze-medal game.

“I’m excited to be a Griff,” Brown said. “I am honored and grateful to be afforded this opportunity. I look forward to learning from this coaching staff and I am eager to work and compete with this group to help bring another MAAC Championship to this program.”

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