Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, Hall of Fame Community Leader

Kevin Brown, Hall of Fame Community Leader

Kevin Brown’s illustrious career in physical therapy and athletic training saw him helping athletes of all levels – from elite professionals to high school students. A 1977 graduate from Dos Pueblos High School, Brown went on to Santa Barbara City College and from there to Fresno State University where he graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in physical education and athletic training.

Fittingly, Brown’s professional career started and came full circle in his hometown of Santa Barbara. From 1983 to 1989 he instituted the first athletic training program at Westmont College. From there he went on to partner in physical therapy groups in the Bay Area, working with the San Francisco 49ers, Stanford and Santa Clara University Athletics, the Men’s ATP Pro Tour, the San Francisco IHL Hockey Team as well as numerous private clients. Brown also had stints as the athletic trainer for USA Diving (1992) and USA Raquetball (1997-2000) – which included two World Championships.

From 1998-2002, Brown was a consultant to privately owned physical therapy clinics and several university athletic programs.

In 2002 he co-founded Elite Performance and Rehabilitation Center in Santa Barbara, serving the athletic departments of SBCC, Bishop Diego High School, Laguna Blanca and UCSB as well as the Santa Barbara Foresters and top collegiate, junior and professional golfers – including traveling on the PGA tour as a private consultant to top players like Fred Couples.

Brown left Elite in 2008 to found Redpoint Training Center.

Named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Sportsperson of the Month in November 2009 for his generous donation of time and expertise to local sports teams, Brown passed away shortly thereafter at the age of 50 following a battle with cancer.

Brown is survived by his wife, Lori, and children Rachel and Ryan, as well as his parents, siblings and extended family.