Call it an early April Fools gag…what a week for Commerce Tigers football! It’s been a whirlwind of activity surrounding coach Michael Brown, who on Friday has announced that he will be staying at Commerce after all. This comes two days after a shocking announcement that he was stepping down as head coach.
Citing personal and professional reasons, Brown had decided on Wednesday it was the right time to leave Commerce, his alma mater (class of 1992). But on Friday, sources say he was permitted to withdraw his letter of resignation.
Commerce nation was definitely upset about his leaving, as he has done a great job while leading the Tigers since the 2013 season. It’s clear that Brown has unfinished business at Commerce.
Just two days ago, Brown indicated that he may take a step back to be an assistant coach when he moved on from Commerce. Turns out that’s no longer the case.
Brown has lead the program to a 43-17 mark and back-to-back 1A State Semifinals runs in 2014-15 and a region title in 2014.
In 2017, the Tigers went 8-3 overall and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. The playoff streak of 21 straight seasons remains intact.