Brad has a huge respect level from our players. They know that he can still get out there and play. They understand he cares about them, but at the same time, he's stern enough to get them to play hard. You're proud of the guys that grew up with you.
During his career as a player, the Salukis made three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and won three MVC championships. Now as an assistant coach, he has three more tourney appearances and championship rings to his credit.
As the team's big-man specialist, he has been instrumental in the development of dominant front-court players such as Randal Falker, Matt Shaw and Mamadou Seck.
In addition to recruiting, breaking down film and preparing scouting reports, Korn handles a variety of administrative matters and oversees the off-season conditioning program.
"Brad is the teacher on our staff, and our kids relate well to him," Lowery said. "He understands how to get people better at their respective positions. He's grown by leaps and bounds within our program, first as a player, and now as a coach. He does a great job in all facets of coaching."
Success is a good word to define Korn's four-year career at SIU from 1999-2004. At the time he graduated, Korn had the distinction of having been involved in more wins in his career at Southern than any other player in school history (92).
The 6-foot-9, Plano (Ill.) native was often like having a coach on the floor. He was a prolific 3-point shooter, finishing his career with 78 3-pointers.
In 2004, he started for the first time and was named to the MVC's Most Improved team. He improved his scoring average from 3.8 ppg to 9.7 ppg and ranked among the team leaders in free throw shooting. Korn posted a career-high 17 points versus Bradley, Jacksonville State and Wright State in 2003-04.
"Brad has a huge respect level with our players," Lowery said. "They know that he can still get out there and play. They understand he cares about them, but at the same time, he's stern enough to get them to play hard."
Brad and his wife, Kristin, have daughter, Brielyn (1).
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