Ronnie Brewer Added to Razorback Men’s Basketball Staff

Fellow University of Arkansas alum Joe Blake will also be working with the team.

Ronnie Brewer holding a basketball
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Razorback All-American and former NBA first-round draft pick Ronnie Brewer and University of Arkansas alum Jon Blake have been added to the men’s basketball staff, head coach Eric Musselman announced yesterday. Brewer was named recruiting coordinator and Blake will serve as assistant director for basketball administration.

Brewer, the 14th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, spent 10 seasons playing professional basketball (2006-16). In addition to the Jazz, Brewer also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and the Santa Cruz Warriors. 

He started the Ronnie Brewer Foundation in 2007 to support communities in at-risk situations while promoting education, physical fitness and the importance of working together as a team. Additionally, he organized annual summer basketball camps for Fayetteville youth and has created jobs in Farmington with his Brew Crew Transportation Trucking Company. 

Since retiring from professional basketball, Brewer has worked at Fayetteville High School with the boys basketball team and as a communications teacher. He also has coached the Woodz Elite U16 AAU basketball team and hosted sports radio talk shows in south Florida and Northwest Arkansas.

Brewer ranks 16th on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list with 1,416 points in his three seasons with the Razorbacks. He led the Razorbacks in steals in each of his three seasons, including leading the SEC in 2006 with 83, and ranks eighth on the school’s all-time steals list. 

Blake, a Springdale native and UA graduate, spent the past season as associate director of football operations at Southern Cal. Before that, he was an operations assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 2019 and a graduate assistant in football operations for the Razorbacks for three seasons (2016-2018).

He was a membership advisor with the Fayetteville Athletic Club in 2015-16 after serving in the video operations department with Arkansas’ football team for the 2014 season. He worked in production at KNWA-TV and Fox 24 News for three years (2011-14).