Head Men's Basketball Coach
Brian Vraney took over the head coaching position for the Buccaneer Men’s Basketball program prior to the 2007-08 season.
An assistant coach for seven seasons in the Midwest Conference, Vraney came to Beloit after serving two seasons as an assistant for the Lake Forest College Men’s Basketball team. With the Foresters, Vraney’s responsibilities included on-court coaching, recruiting, scouting and the development and coordination of the team’s strength and conditioning program.
Prior to Lake Forest, he was an assistant for the Men’s Basketball team at Ripon College, where he helped guide the squad to three Midwest Conference Tournament appearances, an MWC Championship and an NCAA Division III Tournament bid in 2002. During his time there, the Red Hawk teams posted a 78-42 overall record. A native of Valders, Wisconsin, and a 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, he earned a Master of Science degree in 2003 from UW-La Crosse in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sport Administration.
A four-year letterwinner for the Badgers at the University of Wisconsin, he was Academic All-Big Ten, and earned both the Big Ten Scholar-Athlete Award and the UW Athletic Board Scholar Award. On the floor, he earned the Red Team Award for his work ethic and efforts in practice following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. During his four seasons, the first under Stan Van Gundy and the last three under Dick Bennett, the Badgers went 60-58. They advanced to the second round of the NIT in 1996 and were defeated in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament.