Volleyball: Coach Jody Brown fired after 3-26 season

Rolando Rosa

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In 1995, volleyball coach Jody Brown led FAU to its first trip to the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level in any sport. Once joining the Sun Belt, however, the Owls averaged just four conference wins per season. Photo courtesy of media relations.

What can Brown do for you? Not much lately if you’re FAU.

FAU fired volleyball coach Jody Brown this week, following a 3-26 season last fall. Under Brown, the Owls also went winless in conference play at 0-16. The lone wins for FAU were against Savannah State, Stetson and Bethune Cookman. According to OwlAccess.com, an FAU spokesperson only said Brown had been “reassigned.”

FAU hired both football coach Carl Pelini in December and women’s basketball coach Kellie Lewis-Jay earlier this month from Nebraska after Howard Schnellenberger resigned and Chancellor Dugan stepped down.

Brown had coached the Owls since 1995. He compiled a 225-263 record and led FAU to the NCAA Tournament in 2005. The accomplishment occurred while FAU played in the Atlantic Sun. Recently, however, the Owls have had six straight losing seasons.

On FAUSports.com, the directory now lists volleyball coach as “TBA,” with the volleyball page not listing any coaches.