Jim Brown is in his 15th year in his current position of senior associate athletic director, and his 20th overall at Saint Joseph’s after spending his first three years as assistant athletic director.
He served as the Tournament Manager for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds hosted by SJU at the Wachovia Center. Brown was also the Co-Tournament Director for the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships at PPL Park in 2015.
A 1976 SJU graduate, Brown has brought to his alma mater a strong background in athletic administration at both the collegiate and professional levels. He began his career as the athletics business manager at Villanova University in 1980 and in 1986 was promoted to assistant athletic director.
In August, 1987, Brown became the director of finance/controller for the Philadelphia 76ers and after five years there, went on to Temple University as assistant athletic director. From July, 1993 through June, 1994, Brown served as Temple’s acting director of athletics. Following that interim position, he was promoted to associate athletic director, adding the supervision of the department’s marketing and ticket office operation to his responsibilities. During his last year at Temple, Brown served as the associate athletic director for development.
Brown and his wife, Mary, have five children - Shannon, Rachel, Rebecca, Bryan and Michael.