Missouri Baptist University Athletics
MBU Spartans
2012 Men's Tennis Coaches
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Lloyd Brown - Associate Head Coach - 6th Season
Lloyd Brown is in his sixth season with Missouri Baptist University. He served the past four years as the Head Men's & Women's Coach, and makes this his second season as the Director of Tennis Operations.
Before joining MBU, Coach Brown served as the Head Tennis Coach at Jefferson College for 22 years. He has had the honor of being inducted into the St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame. Brown was an excellent junior player who played #1 singles and doubles at Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College (now Truman State). He later became a teaching pro, working for legends Earl Buchholz, Sr. and Bill Price, who once tabbed Brown as the best teaching pro he knew.
Brown coached at University City High School, helping Ralph Hart, Jr. to a 1969 Missouri State Singles Title. As the St. Louis Junior Development Director, his teams won National City Championships in 1967 and 1969, with Jimmy Connors as one of his players.
During his 22 years at Jefferson College, Brown's teams were 449-97 (averaging overn 20 wins per season). He also coached 13 All-Americans and 9 Academic All-Americans. He received the NJCAA Hershel Stevens Coaching Award in 1996, was elected to the NJCAA Men's Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998, was presented the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year Award in 2001, and was inducted into the Jefferson College Harold Oetting Wall of Fame in 2004. His team's highest ranking was in 1998, finishing third in the nation.
Coach Brown and wife Ruthie have three children and seven grandchildren.
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James Graham Jr. - Head Coach - 3rd Season

Spartan men's tennis is led by coach James W. Graham Jr.. Coach Graham is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified teaching professional and has been the men's head coach since 2009. Prior to that time, he was the head women's coach from 2006-2008.

Graham has held previous coaching positions at Cor Jesu Academy, Visitation Academy and Bishop DuBourg High Schools locally. In addition, he is the head tennis pro at Shaw Park in Clayton, Mo. Coach Graham continues to participate in United States Tennis Association (USTA) events and was a member of the city championship team in the Atlanta Lawn and Tennis Association.

Men's Tennis