Jim Brown started his career at Ohio State playing in the number one spot for the Buckeyes in 1962 to 1965 and served as captain in 1965. Jim also lettered three years on the OSU basketball team. Prior to taking the head coaching job at Ohio State he was head coach at Rollins College and at Kent State University.
His coaching resume is impressive. His Buckeye teams qualified for the NCAA tournament thirty times, in the top ten eleven times and in 1979 won the National Championship which marked the first time in twenty years that a Northern school won that prestigious event.
Coach Brown earned National coach of the year in 1979 and in 1986. He was also named Big 10 coach of the year in 2004.
Academia among his golfers has always been important to the coach. In fact, only three athletes who have exhausted their eligibility have not received degrees during his coaching career at Ohio State.
Jim is the winningest coach in OSU golf history, having tutored one NCAA individual champion (Clark Burroughs in 1985), sixty-two All Americans and sixteen PG Tour players, eighteen Big Ten medalists and ninety all Big Ten selections.