Philadelphia High School Basketball
Coach C.M. "Charlie" Brown Retires From
Engineering and Science After 36 Seasons
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Coach Brown's All-Star Players . . . and More
2017: Robert Dubose
DAILY NEW ALL-CITY
1984: Michael Anderson
1997: *Lynn Greer
1999: John Cox
*-Player of Year
1995: Lynn Greer
1996: Lynn Greer
1998: Will Chavis
2009: Marcus Brown
STARTERS FOR . . .
| C.M. Brown |
In November 2017, C.M. "Charlie" Brown announced his retirement after 36 seasons as the first/only basketball coach at Philadelphia's George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (commonly known as Engineering and Science). The Engineers joined the Public League for the 1981-82 season. This story was written by Aaron "Ace" Carter, of the Inquirer/Daily News.
By Aaron Carter
SEASON BY SEASON
League / Overall
1982: 6-7 / 11-8
1983: 6-3 / 10-8
1984: 6-6 / 8-11
1985: 0-13 / 1-16
1986: 2-11 / 2-15
1987: 6-7 / 8-12
1988: 4-9 / 10-11
1989: 5-8 / 8-12
1990: 5-9 / 6-14
1991: 3-6 / 5-11
1992: 4-7 / 6-13
1993: 6-5 / 11-6
1994: 5-6 / 8-12
1995: 6-5 / 11-10
1996: 11-4 / 15-6
1997: 15-1 / 24-4
1998: 10-3 / 16-8
1999: 11-2 / 19-5
2000: 8-5 / 13-11
2001: 11-5 / 14-11
2002: 11-2 / 15-7
2003: 8-5 / 14-7
2004: 12-2 / 20-5
2005: 11-5 / 13-11
2006: 14-3 / 22-6
2007: 12-2 / 19-6
2008: 10-5 / 13-9
2009: 12-2 / 15-9
2010: 10-4 / 12-10
2011: 13-2 / 18-5
2012: 12-1 / 21-2
2013: 4-8 / 10-14
2014: 6-7 / 11-11
2015: 3-9 / 8-14
2016: 3-9 / 9-13
2017: 4-9 / 10-13
Here are stories about Coach Brown's three first team All-City Players . . .
and the "kid" who's now his boss at Arcadia (smile)
E & S' ANDERSON LIGHTS UP EDISON IN 66-POINT PERFORMANCE
Feb 10, 1984
By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
This is for all the guys who bumped into Mike Anderson early last night at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center in North
In a way, it's also for his family.
Mike Anderson really did score 66 points yesterday afternoon as Engineering and Science melted Thomas Edison , 93-78, in a
cross-division high school basketball game that did not count in the Public League standings.
Anderson , a 6-1 lead guard, who scored 46 points Tuesday afternoon against Olney, and 40 in an earlier game against
Southern, shot 20-for-29 from the field and 26-for-32 from the line. Anderson played 28 1/2 minutes, sitting out 2 1/2 minutes
before the half and the game's final minute. He scored 10 and 13 points in the first and second quarters, then scored 43 (16 in
the third quarter, 27 in the fourth) of E & S's 52 second-half points.
"No matter who I told, it seemed like nobody believed me," said Anderson , an unmatched penetrator who's being recruited
to varying extents by Drexel, Villanova, Seton Hall, Northeastern and Boston University. "When I came home, I mentioned to
my pop that we won and when he asked me how many I'd scored, I told him 66. He said, 'Come on, how many did you really
score? ' It went like that with my sister, too. I guess I finally convinced them, but I can't be sure.
"I rested for a while, then I did some homework and went up to King. I didn't mention my points to anyone, but when
somebody asked, I told him. I must have talked to 20 or 30 different guys. Everybody was saying, 'Get outta here. You didn't
get no 66 points. I'll believe that when I see it in the paper. ' "
Anderson 's outburst ranks fourth all-time among Public, Catholic and Inter- Ac players. In 1955, Wilt Chamberlain scored 90
and 74 points in two games against Roxborough. A year earlier, he had burned the Indians for 71 points.
In 1971, Penn Charter's Bill Harris scored 65 points in a non-league game against Germantown Lutheran Academy. Olney's
Willie Taylor (against Bok in '72) and Penn Charter's Bill Soens (against Germantown Academy in '63) each scored 63.
Pete Cimino, who later pitched for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels, holds the five-county Philadelphia-area (and
state) record, having scored 114 points (44-for-79, 26-for-29) for Bristol in a 1960 Lower Bucks County League game against
"Mike got some layups, but he also hit quite a few jump shots," said coach Charlie Brown. " Edison played man-to-man at
the end, but they opened in a zone and it didn't keep Mike from driving. And, of course, he took - and made - a whole lot of
"The score was something like 76-71 with 2 1/2 minutes left, then Mike just exploded. He scored most of our last 17 points
- and that's even with sitting out the last minute. "
"Near the end of the third quarter, I remember thinking, 'Geez, he's got to have close to 40,' " said Edison coach Howard
Ratinoff. "So when they told me he had 66 at the end of the game - yeah, I could believe it.
"How did it happen? Well, aside from the fact he's good, we didn't have our best personnel out there. (One of Edison 's top
players has been dropped from the team for disciplinary reasons; another top player has moved out of the state.) We couldn't
do some things on defense that we would have been able to do ordinarily. Still, take nothing away from the kid. What a
As a sixth grader, Anderson scored 74 points in an intramural game at Kelley Elementary School.
"We hadn't been playing too well, so all I was looking for today was a win," Mike said. "The points just came. I felt pretty
good in warm-ups because my jumper was going in most of the time.
"I remember the (scorekeeper) saying I had 23 at halftime, but I didn't know anything about the 66 until after I came out.
Sixty-six? I was shocked. I thought I had 40-something. "
Anderson raised his scoring average to 30.9 through 14 games.
"In our offense," Brown said, "Mike has to look for his shot - continuously. We went to him a little at the end, but I can't
say this performance was too much different from some of his others. Just that he took a few more shots, made a few more
shots and went to the line much more than normal."
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
E & S SURVIVES BROOK IN 3-OT PLAYOFF THRILLER
Feb 16, 1996
By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
If his basketball career were inexplicably to turn sour, Lynn Greer could find work as a Flying Wallenda.
The kid can walk a mean tightrope.
Through regulation and one, two, three overtimes yesterday, Greer and his Engineering and Science High teammates
matched talent, heart and composure with host Overbrook in a pulsating Public League round-of-16 playoff that was so
terrific, many fans remained in the steaming gymnasium long afterward to buzz and swap superlatives.
The last of uncountable great sequences began with eight seconds remaining as junior guard Jameel Hawthorne buried a
left-wing three-pointer on a pass from Greer. Overbrook called time at 0:06. The ball was inbounded to 6-4 junior guard
Naim Crenshaw , who sped straight upcourt and launched a trey that was . . . oh, just a shade too long.
E & S 75, Overbrook 73.
As the Engineers' fans swarmed the court, several 'Brook players slumped to the hardwood and cried. If they'd gotten
trampled, they wouldn't have known. They were too numb.
Greer, a 6-1 junior guard, shot 9-for-20 from the floor (4-for-6 on three-pointers) and 13-for-15 from the line for 35
points, making his career total 1,215. He also collected seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in lasting the entire 44
That's where the tightrope-walking reference comes in. Greer picked up his fourth foul in the final minute of the fourth
quarter, during which E & S stormed back from a 10-point deficit.
``I was playing up to my capabilities in the first four quarters,'' he said. ``Then I got my fourth foul and had to take it easy. ''
Easy? Greer had three points in the first OT, four in the second, three more in the third.
On defense, he often wound up with the unenviable task of trying to shackle Crenshaw , who poured in 24 of his 26
points after halftime and prolonged the game with ultraclutch field goals at the end of regulation and the first two OTs.
After he buried a trey to force the second OT, Crenshaw walked toward the bench and muttered through huffs and puffs,
``I can't keep doing this. ''
But do it he did. As the second OT ended, Crenshaw ducked under a defender at the arc, then leaned forward, jumped and
swished a jumper to make it 69-69.
With that, 'Brook coach Rick Beckett gushed, ``This is a classic! '' Pause. ``It'll be a bigger classic if we win. ''
Greer, meanwhile, said thoughts of the four fouls never left his mind. Likewise for Beckett, who afterward wanted to know
how many points ``Michael'' had scored.
``Greer must be Michael Jordan,'' he said. ``He never pushes off. Never commits a charge. ''
Said Greer: ``When guys are riding me like that and nothing's being called, I have to push off. We were doing it to each
``Going all that time with four fouls was tough. They kept trying to draw `offensives' at one end and Naim kept coming at
me at the other. I was trying to get up on him, but I had to stay back, too.
``I knew Naim from playing with the Sonny Hill Sophomores. He had me heightwise. He has really improved. He showed
a lot of maturity. ''
Crenshaw finished 11-for-23 from the floor, with three treys in five attempts. Center Dakaree ``Cory'' Rose (19 points, 17
rebounds) and sophomore point guard Rahim Washington (14 points, four assists) also were excellent. But Rose fouled out
with 3:37 left in the third OT and Washington had to sit down briefly late in regulation after suffering a severe leg cramp. His
replacement missed two free throws and committed a costly turnover.
E & S's cogs aside from Greer were moonwalking forward Thomas Darden (13 points, 10 rebounds) and sophomore point
guard William Chavis (13 points, two assists). There were not too many opportunities for Hawthorne, a registered sniper,
until Crenshaw tied the game on a 6-foot follow in the lane with 19 ticks remaining.
``Rahim was on me,'' Greer said. ``When I saw Naim hovering around, ready to take me on a drive, I looked to my left and
Jameel was there. He has hit `threes' all this season and he hit them all last season, too. ''
Said Hawthorne: ``We didn't have a play. We just came down and looked. Coach says when I'm open, I should shoot. My
teammates usually look for me on the wing. Lynn saw me. I made it.
``It felt great to be a part of this. Triple overtime. Couldn't ask for anything better.''
"UNCLE JOE" LAUDS E & S STAR
Dec 18, 1998
By Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
John Cox 's uncle sat in a folding chair behind the Norris Street basket in Engineering and Science High's shoebox-sized
Over and over, the uncle nodded his head in approval and/or flashed a gigantic smile as Cox made solid plays and entertained
a lively, ring-the-court audience.
Then, the Public League opener ended, with E & S in proud possession of an 85-63 win over visiting Thomas Edison, and
the uncle was asked to critique his nephew's performance.
``Too many of those Division I coaches look for guys who can run and dunk and look pretty, but can't play,'' the uncle said.
``This kid can play. The University of San Francisco got a steal. The city teams messed up. They'll be watching him at San
Francisco saying, `Wow, we could have had him. ' ''
John Cox 's uncle is Joe Bryant, a product of John Bartram and La Salle, a former NBA player and - drum roll, please - the
father of Kobe Bryant.
JB is in town for the holidays and, for excitement, is catching some E & S games. Yesterday, he saw John put on a clinic.
The 6-4, 195-pound Cox, a wing guard with a point guard's smarts and to date the PL's only Division I signee, accumulated
33 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and six steals. He got off to a slow start pointswise, missing his first four shots and failing
to score until 46 seconds remained in the first quarter, but he finished 11-for-19 from the floor (3-for-8 on three-pointers) and
8-for-12 from the line.
Afterward, Cox was eager to leave. His father, John, a product of Roxborough and San Francisco, also a former NBA player
and a teacher at Daniel Boone High (one of the School District's discipline schools), is being treated for pneumonia at
``He went in Tuesday,'' Cox said. ``I'm going right over. I dedicated this game to him. ''
In the second half, coach C.M. Brown often ordered the Engineers to spread the floor against Edison's man-to-man defense.
That decision afforded Cox the opportunity to break down assorted defenders with his big strides and wonderful body control.
He even showed a decent left hand.
``There's no secret why John has gotten good,'' Joe Bryant said, smiling. ``All the one-on-one with Kobe these last two
Cox said he has never, ever beaten Kobe. Then again, they don't really keep score.
``We just play and play, maybe for 45 minutes to an hour,'' Cox said. ``It's not easy trying to go against Kobe. He's so
competitive. He dogs me. He tries to kill me. It's like having two guys on you . . . Maybe three, four or five. It was good
preparation for what I'm facing this season, with double- and triple-teaming. ''
If John Cox were to write a paper titled, ``What I Did Last Summer,'' he would have enough material to earn an A-plus.
He could warm up by relating how he attended basketball camps and lifted weights to add strength and better definition to his
body, and then he could wield the hammer by writing about his trip overseas. Way overseas.
Cox tagged along with Bryant on a three-week, adidas-sponsored promotional trek to the Philippines, Australia, Korea and
Japan. He did more than watch.
``Over that period,'' he said, ``we played in maybe 10 games of halfcourt three-on-three with different pros. I always played
on Kobe's squad. We played in front of some packed houses, especially in the Philippines. I mean, packed. And this was in
some Palestra-type buildings. For three-on-three halfcourt. Amazing. ''
Cox's help yesterday came from junior point guard Darien Chavis (13 points, eight assists), wing jumpshooter Tyree Booker
(15 points) and inside leaper Alburn Brown (10 points, six rebounds). Forward Melvin Eason, the reigning PL scoring champ,
led Edison with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Like Temple's Lynn Greer before him, Cox is a perfect fit for Brown's system.
``Coach Brown doesn't go for showboat stuff,'' Cox said. ``He wants you to play smart and show good fundamentals. Uncle
Joe likes that, too. He says if you take your time and do things right, you can make it look easy. ''
Uncle knows best.
SCOTT, ENGINEERS REBOUND TO TOP UC
Dec 22, 2000
by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Justin Scott loves basketball and wants to remain involved in the game long-range, so he plans on becoming a broadcaster.
We wonder what his comment would have been yesterday, after Engineering and Science fell into a 19-3 hole in a Public
League game against visiting University City.
"Hmm," he said. "I probably would have said, 'They look like they're scared. They look like they don't have any heart. ' "
That's probably what he would have said. But here's what he was thinking. . .
"I knew we were going to win," Scott said. "UC was shooting like crazy [7-for-7 to start, with three three-pointers]. They
couldn't keep that up. Teams have a tough time in our little gym. Once we got going a little and got our crowd into the game, I
knew UC would get shaky. "
Broadcaster. Seer. Justin Scott could have a two-pronged future.
E & S indeed regrouped and won, 65-58. Scott, a 6-1, 155-pound junior point guard, contributed 17 points , seven rebounds
and four assists. He shot 5-for-9 total, 1-for-4 on threes and 6-for-11 at the line.
Oh, yes. He was also prominent as the Engineers enjoyed an 18-0 run, which immediately followed the 19-3 disaster.
"Coach [C.M.] Brown isn't one to yell a whole lot," Scott said. "But if you're messing up, he has his way of letting you know.
He has his looks. Keep it up and you're gonna pay. He was saying in the huddle, 'Get. . .it. . .together! ' That's what we did. "
Scott is in his second year at E & S. He spent his freshman year at Franklin Learning Center, but decided to transfer after
coach Pete Merlino announced his intention to take the Ben Franklin job. Merlino died of heart problems after Franklin's first
game last season.
Scott chose E & S at the suggestion of mid-1970s Olney star Leroy Berry, director of Mount Airy's Mallery Rec Center.
"He knows coach Brown pretty well," Scott said. "He said he'd be good for me and that the school would give me good
cademics in preparation for college. Last report, I fell short of making the honor roll by one C. I'm going to try to be on there
next report. "
Scott feels his best attribute is unselfishness.
"That's why coach Brown likes having me at the point ," he said. "I'm not one of those guys who's going to come down and
shoot it every time. I like seeing other guys score. It gives me a good feeling. People always tell me I should shoot more. As long
as we're winning, I don't care about that. "
Scott was supported mostly by Caiseen Ward (18 points , two treys) and Olufemi Fadeyibi (11). For UC, Maurice Maxwell
shot 8-for-13 and 5-for-5 for 21 points.
Below are the players who helped C.M. Brown accumulate 438 wins in 36 seasons as the only
coach at Engineering and Science. The year indicates the player's final season. Most were seniors.
Some transferred and some were underclassmen who did not play in the following season.
|Ed Bandy||1982||Martin Kaplan||1993||Marquis Coates||2005|
|Jeff Fenerty||1982||Curtis Hightower||1993||Rodney Norris||2005|
|Cleveland Way||1982||Michael Williams||1993||Michael Wilson||2005|
|Darrin Edwards||1982||Jamal Slayton||1993||Fred Gresham||2005|
|Mike Quinones||1982||Glover||1993||Robert Hall||2005|
|Claude Gravely||1982||Gaheeb Divine||1993||Benjamin McIntosh||2005|
|Everett Hurtt||1983||Steve Saunders||1993||Andre Murphy||2006|
|James McMillan||1983||Maurice McDaniel||1993||Kenneth Lester||2006|
|George Kinsler||1983||Jua Fluellen||1994||Jared Arnold||2006|
|Marcus Harris||1983||Paul Kennedy||1994||Glenn Dickerson||2006|
|Richard Pembleton||1983||Jarret Byrd||1994||Maurice Slaughter||2006|
|Styles||1983||Keith Hall||1994||Richard Lewis||2007|
|Sekou Garrett||1983||Sias Young||1994||Darrell Mills||2007|
|Kedrick Johnson||1984||Steve Clark||1994||Jaret Richardson||2007|
|Michael Anderson||1984||Will Cain||1994||Thiel Benn||2007|
|James Rivera||1984||Andre Dubose||1994||Anthony Pough||2007|
|Doug Stratton||1984||Derrick Brothers||1994||Sandy Tanner||2007|
|Randy Smith||1984||Wayne Morris||1995||Jamil Cherry||2008|
|Eric Johnson||1984||Andre Alston||1995||Mike Gill||2008|
|James Lash||1984||Jamar Anderson||1995||Chris Gill||2008|
|Jay Thomas||1984||Carl Piper||1996||Aaron Harris||2008|
|Joe Parise||1985||Derrick Williams||1996||Chris Thompson||2008|
|Whitney Thomas||1985||Joe Philip||1996||Alonzo Lyas||2008|
|Ron Ross||1985||Thomas Darden||1996||Vaughn Mason||2008|
|Nacho Perez||1985||Marc Hill||1996||Ben Moore||2008|
|Keith Hendricks||1985||McArthur Laws||1996||Marcus Brown||2009|
|Ken Walker||1985||James Harris||1996||Isaiah Carson||2009|
|Jamie Ross||1985||George Vasquez||1996||Andre Howard||2009|
|John Wisniewski||1985||Lynn Greer||1997||Ryan Douglas||2009|
|Rodney Kennedy||1986||Darrell Brothers||1997||Theodore Mason||2009|
|John Wallace||1986||Jameel Hawthorne||1997||Will Preyer||2009|
|George Jones||1986||Elijah Warner||1997||Jeffrey Haley||2009|
|Michael Bailey||1986||Larry Williams||1997||Kyle Mitchell||2009|
|Rodney Kennedy||1986||Eric Copes||1997||Ryan Rush||2009|
|John Wallace||1986||Julian Blake||1997||Courtney Calloway||2010|
|Courtney Williams||1986||Zak Willis||1997||Christopher Aldridge||2010|
|Billy Davis||1987||Ishmael Willis||1997||Bruce Brown||2010|
|William Bogan||1987||James Riley||1997||Mark Houston||2010|
|Corey Kemp||1987||Zakariya Willis||1997||Zachary Spence||2010|
|Keith Arrington||1987||Will Chavis||1998||Kevin Baker||2010|
|Larry Brown||1987||Rob Zimmerman||1998||Ernest Morris||2011|
|Joe Duffield||1987||Rahman Carter||1998||Kenneth Murphy||2011|
|Mark Hagins||1987||Anthony Ross||1998||Nadir Stukes||2011|
|Mike Williams||1987||Kareem Warren||1998||Akeem White||2011|
|Ron Miller||1987||Mitchell Robinson||1998||Malik Baynard||2011|
|Warren Knights||1987||Nafis Austin||1998||Wendell Moore||2011|
|James Dunn||1988||Brian Petner||1998||Brandon Brown||2012|
|Jermaine Chism||1988||John Cox||1999||Dijon Eggleton||2012|
|Sam Sudler||1988||Alburn Brown||1999||Amir Johnson||2012|
|Hassieuf Franklin||1988||Odell Carroll||1999||Tahjere McCall||2012|
|Jason Pugh||1988||Tyree Booker||1999||Asante Prophet||2012|
|Kwame Howard||1988||Daryel Dunston||1999||Sibley Robinson||2012|
|Dan Donaghy||1988||Erik Moore||1999||Kevin Bostic||2012|
|Rob Bridges||1989||Lawrence Bridges||2000||Mweli Harmon||2012|
|Rahmad Murray||1989||Barry Gray||2000||Omari Franklin||2013|
|Bobby Dixon||1989||Arnold Scott||2000||Shakore Taylor||2013|
|Will Wright||1989||Darien Chavis||2000||David Snead||2013|
|Jeremy Tinsley||1989||William Gary||2000||Frank Azondekon||2013|
|Tyrone Peterkin||1989||Andre Baldwin||2000||Marcus Paptiste||2013|
|Eddie Ford||1989||Cornell Horton||2000||Pappa Dembele||2013|
|Richard Taylor||1989||James Riley||2000||Larry Best||2014|
|Winston||1989||Justin Croxtin||2000||Eric Lewis||2014|
|Richards||1989||Kavi Johnson||2000||Evan Williams||2014|
|Gibson||1989||G. Williams||2000||Haneef Abdul-Ahad||2014|
|Kwame Lang||1990||Caiseen Ward||2001||Anthony Heard||2014|
|James Bryant||1990||Hal Housley||2001||Mohamad Shnawer||2014|
|Monte Squire||1990||Olufemi Fadeyibi||2001||Steven Snipes||2014|
|Eric Jacobs||1990||Tabari Seward||2001||Hanif Taylor||2014|
|Darryl Anderson||1990||Shamir Garland||2001||Shaquan Frazier||2015|
|William Catlett||1990||Brandon Moton||2001||Johnathan Hall||2015|
|Fred Knight||1990||Lamont Matthews||2002||Devon Owens||2015|
|Mike Wallace||1990||Andrew Hightower||2002||Quasdir Davis||2015|
|Marty Ford||1990||Matthew Jefferson||2002||Deshawn Ivey||2015|
|Jermaine Richards||1990||Justin Scott||2002||D'yon Pittman||2015|
|Eric Jacobs||1990||Cordell Chapman||2002||Da'Juan Ruff-Kelly||2015|
|William Lee||1990||Job Godino||2002||Kyree Hence||2016|
|Reggie Selden||1991||Razon Harris||2002||Elliot Mason||2016|
|Eric Schwartz||1991||Michael Lindsay||2002||Matthew Nagbe||2016|
|James Smith||1991||Lloyd Pettus||2002||Jevon Nelson||2016|
|Carl Coleman||1991||Thomas Threatt||2002||Anthony Warren||2016|
|Kyle Carleton||1991||Andrew Martin||2003||Keinan Oxner||2016|
|Steve Byrne||1991||Marvin Satchell||2003||Akil Byrd||2016|
|Marty Ford||1991||Tariq Evans||2003||Jaylin Higginbotham||2016|
|Omar Edwards||1991||Derek Freeman||2003||Ibrahim Sylla||2017|
|Terrence Stewart||1992||Brandon Hall||2003||Akello Mosby||2017|
|Obed Bey||1992||Michael Gainer||2004||Jarrell Brooks-Lyons||2017|
|Bernard Rouse||1992||Kechan Myers||2004||Robert Dubose||2017|
|Sam Dowling||1992||Kenny Burt||2004||Steve Bull||2017|
|Pete Jamison||1992||Oscar Hankinson||2004||Will Bess||2017|
|Jess Lomba||1992||Tramaine Jackson||2004||Zaire Lee||2017|
|Jamie Henley||1992||Tyree Williams||2004||Khari Crommarty||2017|
|Andre Lewis||2004||Isaiah Whiteside||2017|
|Dominique Perry||2004||Julian Almonte||2017|