Nebraska Coach Connie Yori announced the addition of Britney Brown as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to the Huskers’ 2015-16 women’s basketball staff on Tuesday, April 21.
A standout guard at Oklahoma from 2004 to 2007, Brown spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at Tulsa before joining the Nebraska program. In Brown’s 10 seasons in college basketball, she has been a part of seven NCAA Tournament teams, including three teams that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. She was also on the staff of Oklahoma’s 2009 NCAA Women’s Final Four team.
“We’re excited to add Britney to our program,” Yori said. “Britney is a talented young coach who has been influenced by a pair of outstanding head coaches in Sherri Coale at Oklahoma and Matilda Mossman at Tulsa. Britney has earned a strong reputation as a coach and recruiter, and we think she is a terrific fit for our program.”
In her first season at Tulsa in 2011-12, Brown helped the Hurricane to an eight-game improvement in the win column and their best Conference USA finish (6th, 8-8) since 2005-06. A year later, Brown played a key role in helping the Hurricane capture the 2013 Conference USA Tournament title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. Tulsa finished with 17 wins, a four-game improvement over the previous season.
After a rebuilding season in 2013-14, Tulsa bounced back with an 18-14 record and a trip to the second round of the 2015 WNIT. It marked Tulsa’s first winning record since 2006.
Brown went to Tulsa after spending two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11) as an assistant coach at Putnam City West High School. Her high school coaching experience came after spending two seasons (2007-08, 2008-09) as the video coordinator at Oklahoma, while working to complete her master’s degree.
In her second season on the Oklahoma staff, the Sooners advanced to the 2009 NCAA Women’s Final Four and finished with a 32-5 overall record. OU went 22-9 and advanced to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Brown also served as an instructor at Oklahoma’s summer camps from 2003 through 2010.
Brown played in 129 games with 59 starts as a four-year letterwinner at Oklahoma from 2003-04 to 2006-07. Brown was a player on OU teams that won a total of 100 games and captured five Big 12 Conference regular-season or tournament championships. Eight of her Oklahoma teammates were either drafted or signed WNBA preseason contracts.
As a junior starter in 2005-06, Brown earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades as the Sooners went 31-5 and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. She averaged 7.0 points and 4.3 assists while starting 33 games to help the Sooners to a perfect 16-0 regular-season Big 12 mark and three more wins in the Big 12 Tournament.
As a senior in 2006-07, Brown helped the Sooners back to the NCAA Sweet 16. Oklahoma finished with a 28-5 overall record that included a 13-3 Big 12 mark. The Sooners finished 17-13 in Brown’s sophomore season (2004-05), after going 24-9 during her freshman campaign (2003-04), when she appeared in 32 games with one start.
A native of Okmulgee, Okla., Brown starred at Norman North High School, where she finished her career as the school’s all-time scoring and assists leader.