Ben Braun

Basketball Coach

Birthday November 25, 1953

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Illinois

Age 70 years old

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Veteran men's college basketball coach known for his successful years with schools like Rice, the University of California and Eastern Michigan University. He won the MAC Coach of the Year Award in 1988, 1991 and 1996.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Washington Park High School.


He left Eastern Michigan with 185 wins, the most in school history for a single coach.

Family Life

His father is Oscar-nominated film producer Zev Braun.

Associated With

He was succeeded as head men's basketball coach at the University of California Golden Bears by Mike Montgomery in 2008.