Now that he is done competing, Chris “The Fireman” Brown is entering the next phase of his track and field career, taking on a position as an assistant coach at Clayton State in Morrow, Georgia.
Brown has been assigned to work with the team’s sprinters. The former Olympic relay gold medalist was named to the team this week by Ryan Erlacher, the school’s athletic director. Mike Mead serves as the head coach of the program.
Clayton State University is a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing in the Peach Belt Conference. The University’s teams are known as the Lakers.
As a competitor, Brown has earned a number of recognitions beyond what he has earned for himself on the track. These include being named the Bahamas’ National Team Captain in the 4×400-meters, Senior Male Athlete of the Year recipient 2005, 2006) and Senior Male Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year for Nassau, Bahamas (2012).
Additionally, he has been honored as an Exceptional Elite Athlete (Nassau, Bahamas – 2011), been a Bahamian Icon Award winner (2014) and was featured in the IAAF Feature Athlete: A Day in the Life Project series in 2014.
He has also received the Outstanding Performance Award on two different occasions, in 2008 for the Beijing Olympic Games and again in 2010.