2012 BROWN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL FACTS
Location: Providence, RI
President: Christina Paxson
Colors: Seal Brown, Cardinal Red, White
Stadium: Brown Stadium (20,000), Natural Grass
Director of Athletics: Jack Hayes
Conference Affiliations: Ivy League, NCAA Division I
Football Office Coordinator: Donna Fanion
Football Phone: 401- 863-2424
Football Coaching Staff:
Head Coach:Phil Estes (New Hampshire '81)
Record at Brown: 85-54 (.612), 14 years
Ivy Record: 60-38 (.612), 14 years
Ivy League Titles: 3 (1999, 2005, 2008)
Career Record: 85-54 (.612), 14 years
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Secondary: Abbott Burrell (Connecticut '90)
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers: Michael Kelleher (Boston Univ. '81)
Offensive Coordinator/Off. Line: Frank Sheehan (New Haven '95)
Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends: Joe Leslie (Dartmouth '72)
Defensive Line: Neil McGrath (Boston University '81)
Outside Linebackers: Paul Frisone (West. New England '93)
Defensive Assistant: Steve Ziogas (Brown '09)
Running Backs: Christopher Nappi (Union '06)
Quarterbacks: Liam Coen (UMass '08)
Dir. of Sports Information: Christopher Humm
Office Phone: 401-863-1095; Home Phone: 401- 247-2392; Cell: 401-413-1403
Fax: 401- 863-1436
Assist. Directors of Sports Information: Jeanne Carhart and Lyndsey Maurer
Sports Info. Coordinator: Michael Gambardella
Sports Info. Admin. Assist.: Amy Fairclough
Football Press Box Phones: 401-867-3888; 867-3897
2011 Record: 7-3, 4-3 Ivy (Second)
Starters Returning/Lost: Offense – 5/6; Defense – 5/6; Specialists (K/P) – 1/1
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 31/14
Began Football: 1878 (135th Season)
Offense/Defense: Pro Offense/Multiple Defense
Listen To Brown Football: WPRV- 790-AM: Scott Cordischi (play-by-play), John Anderson (color)
Web Site/Video Streaming: www.brownbears.com
Please make all press and photo requests at least one week in advance. Tickets and parking passes can be mailed out with one week's notice. If not, press tickets can only be picked up at the Will Call Window at the main entrance, located through parking lot A. Press requests should be directed to:
Director of Sports Information
Brown University-Pizzitola Sports Center
235 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-1095 Fax: (401) 863-1436
Brown's weekly football release and statistics can be accessed on www.BrownBears.com by Wednesday each week.
Interviews With Coach Estes
Head coach Phil Estes is generally available for interviews, Monday to Friday, in the late morning or early afternoon.
The Phil Estes Show
The weekly Phil Estes Coaches Show, hosted by Scott Cordischi and Brown football coach Phil Estes, will continue to be broadcast on Thursday evenings during the season, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on WPRV-790am. The show will be available on the internet at www.BrownBears.com
Press Box Services
Pre-game notes, flip cards, statistics and programs are available one hour before game time in the Pressbox. Play-by-play, halftime, final, individual and team statistics are available immediately following the game and at the press room, which can be accessed on the ground level of Brown Stadium, between the home team and visiting team locker rooms. Game stories can be filed from the press room.
At the conclusion of the game, a press conference will be conducted at the Stadium's Press Room, located on the Sessions Street side of the Stadium. After a 10 minute cooling off period, the visiting team head coach will come to the Press Room, followed by Brown coach Phil Estes. Both Brown players and visiting team players will be available at their respective locker rooms.
Directions to Brown Stadium
From 95 North or South, take the Rt. 195 East exit (#20) toward Cape Cod. Exit at Gano Street (Exit 3) and turn right onto Gano Street at the end of the ramp. Gano Street will turn into Tabor Avenue. Follow Tabor until the four way stop sign at Lloyd Avenue and turn right. Go one block and turn left onto Elmgrove Avenue. Brown Stadium will be on the left side, about 3/4 of a mile down.
Bears On The Air
Brown football is broadcast throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England on WPRV-790am. Scott Cordischi will call the play with Mike Wall '99 providing the color commentary.
Audio/Video on the Internet
Brown football fans can now watch a live video and audio feed (WPRV-790 AM) of all home Brown football games through America One Networks. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $8 per game or $30 for the season. In addition, you can listen to free live audio of all 10 Brown games and the Phil Estes Show on WPRV-790 AM. Just go to Brownbears.com, click on audio/video on the left side of the home page and make your choice of free live audio or pay-per-view video.
Director of Sports Information
Christopher Humm joined the Brown University athletic staff in July 1988, as Director of Sports Information and head golf coach, after holding similar positions at Hofstra University for eight years. He stepped down as golf coach at the end of the 1993 season.
At Brown, Humm is responsible for the implementation of a media relations program, including the publication of interactive magazines and programs, social media, video and the daily maintenance of the Brown Athletics web site, brownbears.com, for Brown's 37 varsity athletic teams. He also ran three major fundraising golf tournaments for the Brown Athletic Department for 12 years.
In 2010, Humm worked as the moderator for all press conferences at the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Round games played at Providence. He moderated 24 press conferences in four days, including pre-game and post-game press conferences.
In 2006, Humm was honored by the All-American Football Foundation with the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Awards at its 81st Annual Banquet of Champions. He was successfully nominated two NCAA Silver Anniversary Award winners, Steve Jordan '82 and Lisa Caputo '86, and an NCAA Top VIII Award winner, Nick Hartigan '06.
In 2004, Humm was honored by the University with a Brown Appreciation Award for his work on the 125th Anniversary of Brown Football. He also won the Jay Barry '50 Service Award in 1990, and the Robert F. Hall '66 Recognition Award in 2003.
Humm was the master of ceremonies for the Brown All-Sports Banquet for six years, and the Brown Athletics Senior Banquet for four years. He has also been the master of ceremonies and moderator for several Black Coaches Association/Fritz Pollard Award dinners honoring the Black Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
A 1977 graduate of Hofstra University, Humm has held positions with both IBM and British Airways. As an undergraduate at Hofstra, he was editor-in-chief of Nexus, the University's yearbook, and a four-year member of the varsity golf team, the last two years as captain.
Humm also worked as Director of Media Relations for the 1987 Can-Am Pacific Games for the Physically Challenged and as the Assistant Director of Media Relations at the 1985 World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles. He is a member of CoSIDA, and the United States Basketball Writers Association, and is a former president of the Ivy League Sports Information Directors.
A native of Baldwin, NY, Humm is active in the local community. He is a former coach for the Barrington Little League, the Barrington Youth Soccer Association and the Barrington YMCA Basketball Travel League. He and his wife, Debbie, reside in Barrington, Rhode Island, and have two sons, Robert, a 2004 Brown graduate and a 2008 Roger Williams Law School graduate, and Steven, a 2008 graduate of Providence College.