June 4, 2013
Siena athletics will host the Mike Deane and Marc Brown Hall of Fame Banquet Thursday, August 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. Use the link above to register for the event today!
Deane was voted into the Siena Athletics Hall of Fame back in October, but unable to appear at the induction ceremony in December. Brown was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, but he was in the midst of a successful professional basketball career and missed his induction ceremony as well.
Deane became the seventh coach to be inducted into the Siena Athletic Hall of Fame, joining Dan Cunha (Basketball, 1967), Leo Callahan (Freshman Basketball, Golf, Intramurals, 1978), Tony Rossi (Baseball, 1986), Joe Hogan (Women's Basketball, 1989), Russ Ferris (Lacrosse, 1996) and Hank Wysocki (Volleyball, 2011). He coached the Saints from 1986-1994, compiling a 166-77 record. His .683 win percentage is third best in Siena's Division I era.
Deane may be best remembered for guiding Siena to its first NCAA (1989) and NIT (1998) appearances. In 1989, Siena upset No. 3 seed Stanford in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., and pressed Minnesota to the limit in the Second Round.
Deane also led the Saints to the 1994 NIT Semifinals at Madison Square Garden with wins over Georgia Tech, Tulane, Bradley and Kansas State in the consolation finals. Deane was at the helm for three regular-season conference championships, and was the New York State Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1991. He is currently an assistant coach at James Madison University.
Brown guided Siena to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1989, and promptly scored 32 points, including the clinching free throws in the stunning win over No. 3 seed Stanford in Greensboro, N.C. He also helped Siena reach the NIT in 1988 and 1991. The 91 NIT run ended with a two-point overtime loss to UMass in the Quarterfinal Round.
Brown's 2,284 career points (18.6 ppg) stand as the most in program history. His 796 career assists are the second most all-time, and his 6.5 assists per game average is the highest ever. Brown also ranks fourth in career 3-point field goals (224), fifth in 3-point percentage (.423) and fourth in steals (221). Brown still holds several individual game and season record at Siena as well as individual NCAA and NIT thresholds.
After his brilliant collegiate days, Brown embarked on a spectacular professional career that spanned 16 years and six countries. He is currently in his fourth season as head coach at NJCU.
Brown currently resides in Union, N.J. with his wife, Marisa, and their eight-year-old son, Marc, Jr.