Brown is a Denver native. He earned seven letters at North High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Brown played basketball and baseball at University of Northern Colorado. After college, Brown coached football and baseball at Arvada High School. He also coached baseball at the University of Colorado and Metro State College. Brown had a successful career as a basketball referee, officiating six Final Fours. Brown also served as commissioner of the Colorado Athletic Conference in the early 1990s. For the past 25 years Brown has been on the air with Joe Williams, currently hosting The Fan on KKFN. “There is no one more deserving than Irv to be honored as our inaugural inductee. His commitment to athletics and to his craft is legendary,” said Bruce Glazer, JCC Hall of Fame committee member.
Celebrating its 92nd year in the Denver community, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center is a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place that provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to serve and strengthen the community, guided by timeless Jewish values. For more information, please visit www.jccdenver.org.