Wichita State kissed the interim tag goodbye for head coach Isaac Brown on Friday. The program announced it has agreed to drop the label and sign the 51-year-old to a five-year deal to become the program's new head coach, with a formal introduction coming on Monday.

Brown will become the first Black men's basketball coach ever to lead a Division I program in the state of Kansas.

The Shockers program endured turbulent times last year under then-head coach Gregg Marshall, who resigned last November amid allegations of verbal and physical abuse against players at Wichita State. Brown, already on the staff as an assistant, was pegged as the interim to guide the program through it all only eight days before the start of the season.