Winthrop Police officer and former Winthrop basketball coach David Brown was enshrined in the St. Mary High School 1,000-point club during a ceremony Saturday at the schoolâ€™s Tony Conigliaro Gymnasium.
Brown and his family looked on proudly as a banner paying tribute to the ten 1,000-point scorers in school history was unveiled on the wall of the gymnasium where he starred for the Spartans.
Brown scored, 1,267 points in his varsity career at St. Maryâ€™s. He went on to reach the 1,000-point plateau in his career at Westfield State College where he is an inductee in the collegeâ€™s Hall of Fame.
â€œItâ€™s a great honor to finally see your name go up on the wall here,â€ said Brown. â€œWhat I take out of going to St. Maryâ€™s was a great family atmosphere. The friendships I made during my high school years Iâ€™m still very close with a lot of those kids.â€
Brown stepped down as the Winthrop coach following the 2012 season. He guided the Vikings to a state championship in 2011.
He is currently the director of a youth basketball league in Lynn. As a result of his tremendous success in the Winthrop program, Brown is mentioned as a candidate for head coaching positions.
â€œIâ€™m hoping to get back into coaching someday,â€ said Brown.