University of Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard added Ken Brown as the director of baseball operations for the Crimson Tide in September of 2011, with Brown embarking on his third season in that role during 2014. A member of the Alabama baseball team in 2005 and 2006, Brown returned to Tuscaloosa after spending three seasons (2009-11) in scouting and player development in Major League Baseball.
"With the background and experience that Ken was able to gather in Major League Baseball, both in the front office and as an area scout, he brings a lot to the table for us," Gaspard said. "This was a real opportunity for us to advance our position administratively. Ken is very intelligent and has helped our baseball program grow, not only on the field but also from an organizational standpoint."
Prior to returning to the Capstone, Brown was the area scout for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from November of 2010 through August of 2011. His scouting area for the Angels included Alabama, Mississippi, West Tennessee and Arkansas. He also assisted with front office baseball operations, gaining experience in Major League administration areas including; waivers, dates and trades, serving as a player development intern, and assisting with day-to-day operations of a Major League facility.
From February 2010 through November 2010, Brown worked in the Texas Rangers organization, helping with amateur and professional scouting. He also assisted with 40-man roster management, MLB advanced scouting reports and the arbitration processes.
Brown earlier completed the Washington Nationals Baseball Operations Diversity Internship Program (2009) and a season-long internship in the minor league operations department with the New York Mets (2009). In his role with the Mets, he assisted in all facets of player development and assisted with international operations.
Brown earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in human environmental sciences in 2005. He was a two-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and received UA's Distinguished Minority Student-Athlete Award in 2005. Brown continued his education at Alabama, completing a master's degree in consumer management in 2008.