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June 24, 2004

Columbia, SC – South Carolina assistant track and field coach Kevin Brown has announced his resignation with the Gamecock track and field program and will take a position as an athletes representative of Vector Sports Management.

Brown, who coached the pole vault, also assisted with the sprinters and jumpers. In addition, he worked as the recruiting coordinator. He came to USC after spending two years at Akron and is a University of North Carolina graduate (Recreation Administration).

Vector Sports Management, a group who manages a number of the world’s top track and field athletes and a number of NFL football players, is based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area. The company is headed up by Charlie Wells, who represents the likes of Olympic gold medalists Marion Jones and Angelo Taylor.

“We want to recognize Kevin for the incredible things he has done,” said USC Head Coach Curtis Frye. “We have had two No. 1 recruiting classes on the women’s side due to Kevin’s hard work and probably this year we have signed the No. 1 class on the men’s side. With his efforts we won a national championship, finished second on the women’s side indoors a couple times and had a top five finish on the men’s side. This position is an excellent opportunity for Kevin and his wife Ebonic and their family. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for them. He will now be associated with one of the most elite track and field groups in the world and we wish him all the best. He will be missed.”

“This was a tough decision for both me and my family because of the great relationships we have developed with so many people — coaches in other programs, the alumni and the athletes ? it will be hard to say goodbye,” said Brown. “I will miss everyone and hope to continue our relationships with all the wonderful people my family and I have met since we joined the Carolina family. I will always carry a bit of the Gamecock with me.”

Kevin’s wife, Ebonic Brown, an administrative assistant at Carolina, has also resigned to move to Texas with their family.

A search for his replacement will begin immediately.