Backroads Basketball was inspired through my love and passion for the beautiful game of Basketball. My goal is to bring this unique history into focus for all basketball fans and highlight the unique history of the game in Texas with quality photos, personal stories and basketball related events This will be a celebration of the past and a look to the future of basketball in the Lone Star State.
I have been fortunate to travel this great state to visit first hand some of the most nostalgic, historic and unique gyms Texas has to offer, from the High Plains to the Gulf Coast or from way out West to the Piney Woods of East Texas. If you know of a gym I need to visit, drop me a line!
Coach Blake Brown is entering his 17th season in 2020-21 as Head Coach of the Timberwolves Basketball Program. Coach Brown has led Cedar Park to 11 straight postseason appearances, 5 District Championships and 2 appearances in the UIL Boys State Basketball Tournament in 2011 and 2015
Prior to joining Cedar Park, Brown spent 13 seasons at the collegiate level. Brown served as Head Coach at NJCAA powerhouse Frank Phillips College for four seasons and served as Assistant Coach at Midwestern State University, Quachita Baptist University and Wayland Baptist University,
Coach Brown is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Master’s Degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Coach Brown is a native of Dimmitt, Texas where he played for Texas Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Kenneth Cleveland. He is married to Andi Brown, a Special Education Teacher at Cypress Elementary. They have 2 children, Ross and Riley.