Marcus Brown came to Bakersfield at the start of the 2011-12 academic year from Pepperdine University where he served on the senior management team as Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance.
Serving as the first full-time compliance administrator for the program, he worked with the Waves since 2003; a tenure that included two NCAA division I national champions. In that time, Brown was appointed to a four-year tenure with NCAA Division I Legislative Relief and Interpretations Committee, was a certified Peer Review for the NCAA Division I Self-Study Program, and was a consistent member of various West Coast Conference and campus leadership committees.
Now part of the CSUB executive management team, Brown has oversight of the Roadrunners compliance program, as well as management of the Baseball, Men’s Golf, Cross Country, and Track and Field programs.
Brown was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance after six months in Bakersfield. Brown’s primary responsibility was the development, implementation, and maintenance strategies related to compliance with NCAA, Conference, and institutional regulations. He was also initially tasked with management of the Women’s Soccer and Women’s Water Polo programs, as well as athletics academic support.
Consequently, Brown’s leadership directed the institution through its early APR challenges, resulting in CSUB being the only institution to appeal and have its men’s basketball program removed from the NCAA academic penalty list, avoiding a highly publicized postseason ban.
Brown is currently a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the National Association for Athletics Compliance, the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association; and has been a participant in the NCAA Athletic Director Mentoring Institute.
Spending all his college days atop the bluffs of Malibu, Calif. at Pepperdine University, Brown obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Seaver College, a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law, and certification in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute. He was also the student body president for the Waves.
When not serving the immediate needs of the Roadrunners he can be found with family at church, youth sport leagues with his children, or serving on the board of Learning Dynamics, Inc., a nonprofit mental health, social services, and education agency in north Los Angeles County, started by his wife Dr. Nicole Brown in 2011; he currently serves as chairman.
The Louisiana native was raised in Houston, Texas, and has a daughter and son, Sidney and Cameron.