A legendary coach in the Northern California water polo scene, Bill Brown started as an athlete first, playing football and basketball in his collegiate days at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In 1966 he was hired to teach and coach football and basketball at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California, a life changing event.

In his first year students asked him to coach the boys' water polo team, a title he held until 2005. In 1995 he helped start the first girls water polo program at Miramonte High School and assisted with Miramonte water polo through 2014. Under Brown's guidance, Miramonte won 15 Sectional Championships, 25 League Championship titles and placed six athletes on Olympic Teams from 1980 through 2012. Brown saw 90 High School All-Americans and five players selected NCAA Collegiate Player of the Year in his tenure.

An inductee of the California Coaches and National High School Association Hall of Fame, Brown's name now adorns the Miramonte High School pool and he was recognized in 2012 at the Cutino Awards as a Legend of the Game. In 2012, Bill was inducted into the USA Water polo Hall of Fame.   He remains involved today in the game teaching the sport at its beginning, working with the SplashballTM program, the Beginner’s program, and the 10U program of the Lamorinda Water Polo Club.