Morton boys basketball coach Jarrett Brown has resigned to pursue new career challenges.
“I have an opportunity to manage a sales team with a company located in Peoria,” he said. “My wife and I have done a great job of managing this basketball career for 20 years and we thought this was the best decision for our family.”
In seven seasons as the Potters head coach, Brown had three 20-win seasons, three Mid-Illini championships, two regional titles and a sectional championship. Morton’s best finish was 25-8 in the 2010-11 season, in which they won a regional and sectional championship.
“I’m happy with where our program has come,” Brown said. “What I’m most proud of is we raised $250 thousand for the Children’s Hospital and our guys made an impact on the community. They went after everything they went after everything they fought for and I’m of this great group of kids.”
The Potters finished the season finished the season 20-9. They were co-Mid Illini conference champions with Washington and lost in the Class 3A regional championship game to Bloomington.
“I was hoping that we could find other ways to get him involved with our programs because of who he is, his demeanor and what he brings to the table just as a coach and a leader,” Morton athletics director Scott Jones said.
Brown will manage a sales team at Renewal by Andersen, which is a window replacement subsidiary of Anderson Corporation.
Morton will move forward and open the coaching position up. Jones says he hopes to fill the position quickly, but wants to find a quality candidate which fits the direction of the program.
“We’re going to open the position up and hopefully find somebody quality and can keep the same kind of character going in our program,” Jones said.
Brown went 119-96 in seven seasons at Morton.