Mike Brennan begins his third season as an assistant coach at American University.
Brennan comes to American after spending seven seasons at Princeton University. A Princeton alumnus himself, Brennan was the first assistant coach for the Tigers and was responsible for all phases of program management, including recruiting, game and practice preparation, developing strategy and scheduling. While at Princeton, he helped lead the Tigers to two Ivy League titles (2001 and 2004) and subsequent NCAA Tournament appearances and a 2002 NIT appearance under the leadership of head coaches Bill Carmody, John Thompson III and Joe Scott.
Brennan also spent one year as a volunteer assistant coach at Columbia University in the 1995-96 season.
Brennan was a four-year starter at Princeton, leading his team to the Ivy League championship and the NCAA Tournament in 1991 and 1992. He was named Second Team All-Ivy League in 1994. After one season as the head freshman basketball coach at Elizabeth (N.J.) High School, where he compiled a 14-4 record, Brennan spent three seasons as a professional basketball player in the European Basketball League for teams in Germany, Belgium and Portugal.
Brennan earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton in 1994. He resides in Washington, D.C.