Dale Brown was the Head Coach of the LSU Tigers for 25 years, and his teams earned Final Four appearances in 1981 and 1986. Brown was the first SEC coach to have ever appeared in 15 straight national tournaments.
On nine occasions Brown was selected as the SEC Coach of the Year or Runner-Up. He was twice chosen as the National Coach of the Year. He is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was inducted as an SEC Living Legend. In 2010 the Tiger Rag the Bible of LSU sports ranked Brown in the top 5 of the most influential people in LSU athletics history.