Brittany Parker has been named an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at the College of Charleston, announced Head Coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday.
“We are very excited for Brittany to join our program,” Jackson said. “Her experience coaching at the D-I level and in the NCAA Tournament will bring an added level of experience to our staff. She has worked hard as a recruiter in this business and we are looking forward to her bringing new and innovative ideas to our team and staff.”
Parker joins The College after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky in which she helped guide the Lady Toppers to a sweep of the Conference USA regular-season and tournament championships in 2017, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the third time in five seasons.
“I’m so thankful to Coach Jackson for giving me the opportunity to be here and coach at the College of Charleston,” Parker said. “The campus is gorgeous, and the city is filled with history. I’m blessed to be coaching this group of student-athletes and doing what I love at such an amazing place.”
Parker brings nine years of coaching experience to the Cougars’ staff with prior stints at Morehead State, Niagara and Fayetteville State.
While at Morehead State, Parker helped lead the Eagles to 22 victories in her two seasons on staff. Morehead State ranked 10th in the nation in scoring during the 2015-16 campaign, averaging 79.4 points per outing, and also landed inside the Top 10 nationally in blocks per game (fifth, 6.3), rebounds per game (fifth, 45.23) and offensive rebounds per game (ninth, 16.8).
Parker’s coaching helped Brianna McQueen to be named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team as well as the All-Newcomer Team in 2015-16.
During her three-year stay at Niagara, Parker coached Victoria Rampado, the 2013-14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year. She also helped to produce three all-conference players: Lauren Gatto (First Team) and Kayla Stroman and Meghan McGuinness (Second Team). The Purple Eagles earned 38 victories during Parker’s three seasons in Lewiston, N.Y.
She began her coaching career at the NCAA Division II level with Fayetteville State in Fayetteville, N.C. In her first season with the Broncos in 2009-10, Parker assisted the team in capturing its first CIAA conference championship since the 2000-01 campaign with a 20-10 overall record and a 13-7 mark in CIAA play.
While with the Broncos, Parker coached Deja Middleton to First Team All-CIAA and 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year honors. Tiffany Haywood was also named the 2010 CIAA Tournament MVP.
Originally from Waterbury, Conn., Parker was a four-year letterwinner and graduated in 2009 from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. She currently resides in West Ashley.assisant coach DI