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By David Pan
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E-W Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2019

Longtime basketball coach among inductees


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 1:10pm

David R Pan

Edmonds-Woodway athletic director Angie McGuire presents a plaque to veteran Edmonds School District basketball coach Daun Brown during the fifth annual Edmonds-Woodway High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. Brown was one of 11 members of the Class of 2019.

Daun Brown was a hard-nosed coach who expected a lot out of his players.

The longtime Edmonds School District basketball coach was never at a loss for words, often delivering his thoughts to his players in a rapid-fire delivery that continues to this day.

But moments after he was inducted into the Edmonds-Woodway High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Brown found himself at a loss for words as he struggled to control his emotions.

Brown recalled the difficult circumstances when he was hired by the district.

"I lost my wife at age 29, and I came up here to start a new life," Brown said.

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