By Lisa M. Miller, Ph.D.
Editor, Global Sport Management News
Herbert Brown originated from the Bahamas, and now lives in New Jersey working as a recreation specialist. After leaving the Bahamas, he attended college in the United States and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. His experiences allowed him to gain honors and earn a bachelors degree in hospitality management with a concentration in sports management. Additionally, he played four years of college baseball and was the starting center fielder at Johnson and Wales.
Brown stated, “Upon completion of university life in the United States, I embarked on a physical education teaching career back in Nassau, Bahamas at a private Christian school that educates students from kindergarten through grade twelve. While teaching, I also had the opportunity to coach and oversee the operations of the high school girl’s basketball program for my first seven years back in the Bahamas. Then I found the opportunity to coach the boys team for three years. During my seven year tenure as a girls basketball coach, I was fortunate enough to lead the team to four championship titles. In September of 2009, I was promoted to head of athletics at Saint John’s. Over the course of my career as an athletic administrator, I had the opportunity to conceptualize, establish, and implement the school’s first student athlete scholarship program. I ensured that all student athletes were academically eligible to participate in sports. Additionally, I ensured that the school’s sporting programs were in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the governing association. Furthermore, I collaborated with department heads and administrators to carry out the functions of the sporting programs within the school and I effectively managed the operations within the athletic department.”
He speaks with great passion about athletic administration and sport leadership from a global perspective. His travel experience offered insight into the various levels of sport from non-profit, educational, and professional sports work environments. Brown’s personal ministry is with regards to helping student athletes obtain a scholarship for college or to play an instrumental role in a student’s life toward graduating and accomplishing short term and long term goals in sports. Brown is now back in the United States to complete his masters degree.
Brown commented on his goal in global sport management, “I am an advocate of student development, healthy living, and social responsibility in an effort to enhance my local community and the world in sports. It is my short term goal to become an executive at an institution, optimistically in the United States, where I can contribute globally and help the organization reach the pinnacles of global success. Ultimately in the long term, I would love to become the Minister of Sports in the Bahamas someday, and I believe that the knowledge acquired from my education in America will be of great benefit to me with regards to the enhancement of my global leadership, management, and pedagogical skills.”