Chan Brown: Parkview High School

Note: Bio updated on 6/19/18

Chan Brown

One of the state's decorated young coaches, Chan Brown inherited the Parkview program from longtime coach Hugh Buchanan in 2005 and has kept the Panthers among the nation's top programs.

A 1991 graduate of Tucker High School, Brown played collegiately at Hillsborough in Tampa, Fla., before returning to Georgia and playing under Mike Hurst (also a Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame member) at Georgia State.

He returned to Tucker in 1996 as a volunteer baseball and football coach. He was the head baseball and assistant football coach at Elbert County (1998-2001), assistant baseball and football coach at Northwest Whitfield (2002) and assistant baseball and football coach at Parkview (2003-04).

In 19 seasons as a head baseball coach, he boasts a 410-143 record. He has guided the Parkview program to 10 region titles and four state titles (2011, '12, '15 and '18). His 2012 team was voted the national champions by Baseball America.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Parkview squad was named national champions by five national media outlets, including Baseball America and USA Today.

In addition, his 2018 state championship squad was named as national champions by Baseball America.

Brown was also named National Coach of the Year in 2015 by USA Today, Max Preps, Perfect Game and Baseball America. The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) named him Southeastern Regional Coach of the Year three times (2011, '12 and '15), and the Baseball Coaches Association named him Regional Coach of the Year in 2015.

He boasts three Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year honors and three Gwinnett Dugout Club Coach of the Year awards.

"Coach (Hugh) Buchanan was my mentor at Parkview," Brown told USA Today in 2015. "He was here for 28 years. He and Roy Massey, helped groom me into what I am."

Brown has coached in several national events. In 2013, he was head coach of the East squad in the Perfect Game All-American Classic. He also led the Team USA 15U squad to a gold medal in the Pan Am Games in 2013. Brown also guided Team USA 15U to a silver medal in the World Games in Mexico in 2014.