Dr. Robert Brown, who founded the Center for Academics and Sports, is a professor emeritus in the School of Education where he taught leadership, policy, and administration for over 40 years. Prior to that he was a researcher at the University of Minnesota and a high school guidance director, teacher, and coach. Brown also worked in educational policy including service in the Minnesota State Senate, the State Board of Education, and the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Prior to this position, he was the Director of New Programs and Events for the National Sports Center, a 660-acre sports complex in Minnesota. He is also a varsity football coach and a former program evaluator for Twin Cities Rise!, a Minneapolis-based non-profit workforce development organization. Aaron received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Carleton College and a master’s in Public Policy from the University of St. Thomas.
Bachelor’s degree Social Work, University of St. Thomas
Behavioral Specialist – Saint Paul Public Schools 2004-current
Head basketball coach – St. Agnes, 10th grade 2005-current
"Energy is displayed every morning at camp. Delivering wake up smiles and a camp warming. Wondering why I came up with something different each day; thinking and analyzing how to deliver a different hand shake. Realizing many might not be in the mood, everyone is deserving of a positive start to the day and the feeling of being cool." ~Edward Michaels
Bachelor’s degree in Education, University of St. Cloud
High School social studies teacher 1995- current – Brooklyn Park High School
Youth counselor Hennepin County 1992-1995
Assistant girls varsity basketball coach – Saint Paul Highland Park 2008-current
Youth coach, basketball, baseball, and football