In his fourth season with the UIC men's basketball staff and third season as an assistant coach is former Flames standout Bryant Lowe.
Lowe, who graduated from UIC in 1999, is in the midst of a reunion with head coach Jimmy Collins, joining the coaching staff after two standout seasons as a player for the Flames from 1996-1998.
In 2008-09 Lowe helped the Flames chalk up upset road wins at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech en route to a quarterfinal run in the Horizon League tourney.
Lowe had an impact on the Flames' most successful season since 2003-04, helping guide UIC to an 18-win campaign and a trip to the Horizon League semifinals in 2007-08.
In 2006-07 Lowe served as the team's Director of Basketball Operations. When Collins was forced to miss the final 19 games of the 2006-07 season due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Lowe stepped up and assisted the program as a coach under associate head coach Mark Coomes.
Lowe was a team captain on the 1997-98 UIC squad that won 22 games and gained the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth, earning All-Midwestern College Conference First Team accolades after averaging 15.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. In his first season with the Flames, Lowe was named to the MCC's All-Newcomer Team.
Lowe returned to UIC after spending the previous three years as a manager for the Aldi Corporation. Prior to his work there, Lowe served as a Recreational Supervisor for the Alsip Park District and as a substitute physical education teacher and part time basketball coach at PAEC High School.
Lowe lives in Alsip, Ill. He has two daughters, Tea and Brenae.