Brooklyn Kohlheim has joined Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, FAU Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kelly Lewis-Jay announced today.
“I am very excited to add Brook to our coaching staff here at Florida Atlantic University,” said Lewis-Jay. “Brook is a tireless worker with an ability to relate to and recruit quality student-athletes which will help us reach the goals we have set as a program. I could not be more thrilled for Brook join our Owl family.”
Kohlheim came to FAU after four seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Nova Southeastern University where she was instrumental in leading the Sharks to their best stretch in program history going 73-23 over the last three seasons. Nova appeared in the last three-consecutive Elite Eight tournaments and has captured the last three Sunshine State Conference titles and South Region Championships.
Prior to NSU, Kohlheim spent two seasons at the University of Indianapolis, one as a graduate assistant and one as a full-time assistant. As Indianapolis’ assistant coach, Kohlheim helped to guide the Greyhounds to a 17-13 record and qualify for its fourth-consecutive NCAA appearance. During her first year, the graduate assistant season, the team posted a 26-4 record and appeared in its third-straight NCAA appearance.
Kohlheim gained her first coaching experience at the prep level where she served two seasons as the girl’s head basketball coach for Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, while also teaching U.S. history. Before that she worked at Fort Myers High School as an assistant coach for the girls’ basketball team and taught reading and health.
Kohlheim, a 2001 graduate of Bishop Verot High School, played collegiate basketball at Florida Southern College where she was a four-year starter. She was named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Freshman Team in 2002 and led the Mocs to a SSC Tournament title and NCAA appearance in 2003. Kohlheim currently stands third in three-pointers made.
“It is great to be an Owl! I am proud to be a part of a great university that is growing in the right direction,” said Kohlheim. “The leadership in the athletic department is unparalleled and the atmosphere here is exhilarating. Everyone, including Kellie and the rest of our coaching staff, is focused on creating an environment of teamwork, integrity and excellence which is something I truly believe in. I cannot wait to help this program in any way I can.”
Kohlheim earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UIndy, as well as a B.A. in history from Florida Southern in 2005, and studied abroad in Costa Rica.