Peter Brown has been named as the inagural head coach for men's and women's cross-country at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte. Peter has extensive experience coaching both cross-country and track and field at the scholastic level in the Charlotte region, most recently serving as the Assistant Cross Country Coach at Metrolina Christian School in 2019. Prior to that, Brown served as the Head Cross Country Coach at Sun Valley Middle School in Indian Trail.
Athletic Director Trudi Lacey is happy to announce Peter's addition to the Athletics Department team. “We are excited to have Peter join our JWU coaching staff. He exemplifies the work ethic, dedication and people skills that will help us build a strong cross country team. We look forward to competing in our first cross country season in the Fall of 2020.”
He achieved tremendous success as the Head Coach for Varsity Boys and Girls Track and Field and Cross Country at Charlotte Christian School from 2001-2006. He coached the 2001 and 2002 girls NCISAA state champions and the 2001 boys NCISAA state champions. Peter was recognized as the 2001 Mecklenburg Country Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year.
"I am thrilled to begin this new venture as the head men's and women's cross-country coach for Johnson & Wales University." Brown said. "This new program with be grounded in solid training principles for distance runners, hard and smart work, and a family atmosphere with the motto, "Run as One."
Brown ran cross country collegiately at Furman University, where he a team captain for the Paladins, and earned Most Valuable Runner honors in 1997 and 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Health and Exercise Science from Furman in 1998.
Brown is a Level II Certified Endurance Coach through USA Track and Field, and most recently worked as a home health occupational therapy assistant for Bayda Home Health. He is a native of Columbia, SC and lives in Indian Trail.