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Willie Brown

Image of Willie BrownWillie Brown is one of the most decorated members of the SAAS staff. A former USC varsity athlete in football and baseball, Willie was a member of the 1962 USC National Championship Football team and captained the 1963 National Championship baseball team. He was an assistant coach during OJ Simpson’s senior year in 1968 and coached for the National Championship baseball team in 1968. Willie was also a member of the coaching staff for the National championship football teams of 1972 and 1974. He coached with two Hall of Fame coaches — Rod Dedeaux (baseball) and John McKay (football). In 2004, Willie was inducted into the USC Hall of Fame. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from USC, Willie joined the USC football and baseball coaching staffs from 1968-1975. From 1984-1991, Willie was the owner and operator of seven Wendy’s restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Born in Alabama, Willie was raised in Long Beach, CA.

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