At 6´10, Brian Rowsom was an imposing figure on the basketball court during his tenure with both the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets (New Orleans Hornets) of the . The Indiana Pacers selected Brian, along with NBA Hall of Famer NBA Legend in the 1987 NBA draft. Rowsom learned the game from Hall of Fame coach, . From 1988 to 1991 Brian played for the Charlotte Hornets, before embarking on an international career which earned him contracts on teams in Israel, Japan, and England, before retiring as a player in 1999.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Brian was selected to the Honorable Mention All-American team. Brian played under influential coach Mel Gibson. He completed his collegiate career as his team's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Brian was named as a First Team member of the "All Colonial Athletic Association" along with such players as , Dallas Mavericks) and Blue Edward (Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks).(San Antonio Spurs), Johnny Newman (New York Knicks),
Since 2001, Brian has been a sports correspondent and occasional in-studio co-host on the Bob Haynie Show of WNST Sports talk Baltimore. With a wide range of sports knowledge ranging from football to boxing, audiences are enlightened firsthand through the visions of a former professional athlete. Participants learn what it takes to succeed in the sports world today.
As a co-host Brian has interviewed some of sports and entertainments top-level stars including: University of Maryland Basketball coach Gary Williams; Florida Marlins team owner Jeffrey Loria; NBA players Juan Dixon and Carmelo Anthony; Country Music star LeAnn Rimes, NBA Head Coach Eddie Jordan and NFL All-Star Ray Lewis.
As a guest analyst with FOX 45 Baltimore on the Sports Unlimited TV Show, Brian can be seen Sundays in the Maryland metropolitan area. His exclusive analysis includes the success and failures of teams, or a wide variety of reasons as to why star players are unable to produce under pressure! Along with Host Bruce Cunningham and Amy Fadool, this team of sports guru's covers every aspect of the sports arena.
Brian entered coaching in 2004 as Head Coach in the Ontario Professional Basketball Association with the Guelph Gladiators. The OPBA was a professional spring/summer league for current European and NBA players. His team finished first and won championship going undefeated. That same year he coached for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats in their teams mini camp which included 1st overall NBA draft pick Emeka Okafor.
Soon after Coach Rowsom was granted the opportunity to coach the Carolina Thunder of the ABA (American Basketball League)—where he earned the "2005-06 ABA Coach of the Year." After obtaining success, Brian served as the General Manager for the 2006 Charlotte Krunk, also of the ABA.
The 2006-08 USBL Brevard Blue Ducks, professional minor league team in Melbourne, Florida were headed by Coach Rowsom. Another successful campaign was completed finishing with a 11-4 record.
In 2008-09, Brian made the jump to (FIBA Asia) Asian basketball in the hands of Club Ah-Ahli of the Qatar Basketball Federation. The club had finished in last place the year prior in the local league. The arrival if Brian lead them into the playoffs.
Next up in 2009-10 arose the opportunity with the of the Japan NBL. Coach Rowsoms arrival resulted in a complete turnaround for the team which had only 8 wins one year earlier to 25 wins. His work earned him a nomination for Coach of The Year. The following season in 2010-11 Coach Rowsom returned to Qatar with Club Ah-Ahli for another stint which ended with the team finishing in the 3rd position for the season.
2011-12 Coach Rowsom lead Al Rayyan of the Qatar Basketball Federation to the Championship with a a 13-1 record.
After a successful campaign in the Qatar Basketball League with Coach Rowsom moved back to the NBL (National Japanese Basketball League) as an assistant with the . The team had a successful season qualifying for the playoffs with a 38-16 record. That was an impressive accomplishment since the team lost both of their American reinforcement players, Nick Fazekas and Cedric Bozeman one month prior to the playoffs. Due to the unfortunate injuries, the BraveThunder lost 2-0 in the 1st round to eventual champions, .
At the end of August, training camp begins for a new quest to conquer the 2015-16 NBL championship.