D2 Post names Burns as new WBB Head Coach

Post University is excited to announce Courtney Burns as the new head women’s basketball coach.

Burns has a wealth of experience on the sidelines and as a player.

“For the last few years the women’s basketball program has proven to be one of the top contenders in the CACC,” Burns said. “It was evident from the interview process that Post is committed to providing our student-athletes a top notch academic and athletic experience. The dedication to the student-athlete experience as well as the tightknit community made me want to be a part of the Post family.”

The most recent stop for Burns was as the head coach at Mitchell College, where she led the Mariners to back-to-back New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament Championships, the first two in school history, while also qualifying for the Division III NCAA Tournament. During the 2022-23 season, the Mariners went undefeated in conference play, going 8-0.

Burns was twice named the NECC Coach of the Year in 2022-2023 and 2018-19 and owns the most wins in program history with 76, including a 46-16 record in conference. She has also coached 12 All-Conference players, three NECC Rookies of the Year, two defensive players of the year and one Player of the Year to go along with two 1,000 point scorers. Burns also served as the strength and conditioning coach at Mitchell.

Prior to Mitchell, Burns made a few stops throughout New England, serving as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University, Southern Connecticut State University and Johnson and Wales University.
Burns is also the founder of Burns Elite Training which develops basketball skill programs from youth to the college level. She has also served as an AAU head coach for the CT Attack and as a Co-Director of a Nike Girls Basketball camp since 2018.

During her playing days at Rhode Island College, Burns helped lead the Anchorwomen to the 2011-2012 Little East Conference (LEC) championship, the first in school history, qualifying them for the NCAA Tournament. She scored 849 points in her collegiate career, and was named to the LEC All-Rookie Team in 2009-2010 and was named to both the All-LEC First Team and All-LEC Defensive Team in 2012-2013.

After college, Burns played with the Brockton Lady Thunder Semi-Pro team and represented the United States of America for the American International Sports Team.

Burns is earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Rhode Island College majoring in Mathematics with a minor in coaching and earned her Master’s of Science in Sport Management degree at Southern New Hampshire University.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to build upon this success both on and off the court, with the goal of bringing home the first ever CACC Conference Tournament Championship,” Burns said.


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