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Scepter Brownlee (left) was a member of the Tennessee coaching staff with Scott Edgar (right)
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Edgar Announces Staff Appointments

May 8, 2006

Cape Girardeau, Mo. - Newly hired Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Scott Edgar has announced his staff appointments.

Edgar, a former head coach at Murray State who was an assistant at Tennessee last season, will retain Ronnie Dean and Toby Lane from the prior Southeast coaching staff and will add Scepter Brownlee as the third member of the staff.

"When I interviewed for the job at Southeast, I told everyone that it was my goal and obligation to bring a championships staff to Southeast and I feel I have done that," Edgar said. "This group will work well together and it will be my job to teach and train these coaches to be head coaches in the future. They are eager and hungry to get the job done.

Lane and Dean will both be in their third season at Southeast. "I am happy to retain Coaches Lane and Dean," Edgar said. "They have been very valuable in the transition.

"Ronnie has been primarily a recruiter in the past and he will continue to recruit, but he has indicated to me that he is interested in learning more about the profession. Toby has done so many things for Southeast basketball while working behind the scenes. He is an ally for the players and they have great respect and faith in him. I will be working to train him to be a head coach."

The new addition to the staff is Brownlee who was with Edgar last season at Tennessee. Originally from Fort Wayne, Ind., Brownlee played college basketball at Glen Oaks Community College and the University of San Francisco where he was the recipient of the Jackie Robinson USF African American Athlete of the Year Award.

Brownlee also spent one season as an assistant coach at Colby Community College in Kansas.

"Scepter is a young coach much like myself at that age," Edgar said. "He has a great opportunity to be a full time Division I assistant at a young age. I am impressed with his knowledge, maturity and his core values. At Tennessee, he helped in a lot of areas including on-campus recruiting visits. He is an excellent evaluator of talent and his on the floor instruction is second to none. Every player who works with him will improve."

Edgar indicated he was excited about having his staff on the job. "I really feel we have everything in place to begin a championship tradition."


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