Andrew Brown begins his fifth season at the helm of the Ranger basketball program. After three years, he has compiled a 71-52 record at Northwestern.
Last season, under the direction of Brown, the Rangers finished 22-11 overall and 14-8 in Sooner Athletic Conferecnce play. After qualifing for the conference tournament as a fifth seed, the Rangers made a run for to the tournament championship game.
In 2009-10, Brown produced two all-conference performers in Brandon Brown and Brandon Dixon, while Dixon went on to receive NAIA Honorable Mention All-American status, as the Rangers recorded an 11-18 record.
During the 2008-09 season, Brown led Northwestern to its best finish in the Sooner Athletic Conference since joining the conference during the 2001-02 season, with a 15-7 record. For the season, Northwestern finished at 20-12 overall.
Also during the 2008-09 season, Brown coached the Rangers to their second NAIA National Tournament appearance in three years and produced two NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, two second-team all-conference performers, an honorable mention all-conference member and one academic conference team selection.
During his inaugural year as head coach, Brown posted a very successful 18-11 overall record and a 13-9 mark in the Sooner Athletic Conference. He led the Rangers to a tie for fifth place in the SAC during that season, coached an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, an NAIA Academic All-American and five SAC All-Conference selections.
Brown was a full-time assistant for three seasons, helping Northwestern to a 57-39 record and making it to the NAIA National Championship “Elite Eight” during the 2006-07 season, a feat no other Ranger team has met.
Brown is a familiar face to Northwestern where he filled the role of student assistant coach from 1995-1999. During that time, he helped the men’s program to two 20-win seasons and a berth to the 1999 NAIA National Tournament.
Brown was an assistant coach for two years at conference foe University of Science and Arts. At USAO, he was in charge of recruiting and helped with numerous other aspects of the Drover program.
Prior to USAO, Brown served as the assistant coach of the men’s and women’s program at Otero (Colo.) Junior College. Both teams won the conference championship with the women going 27-5 and the men ending with a 21-9 record.
Brown resides in Alva with his wife Cathy and daughters Melody (12), Sarah (5) and Meghan (3).
Shane Hansen, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University cross country coach, will serve his fourth season as an assistant men's basketball coach.
Hansen turned to the coaching ranks after an outstanding four-year tenure as a starter. The Calumet native ranks 12th on Northwestern’s all-time scoring list with 1,149 points and has 217 career three pointers, just two shy of the school record.
During his senior season, Hansen was given the Sooner Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award. He was twice selected to the honorable mention all-conference squad and was an academic all-conference member during both his junior and senior seasons.
Hansen is currently an adjunct instructor in the Health and Sports Science Education department. He graduated in May of 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Science Education from Northwestern. Hansen completed a master’s degree in Adult Education Management and Administration in May of 2010, also from Northwestern.
Hansen currently resides in Alva with his wife Kaylyn.