Tasha Brown

Tasha  Brown


Brown Named Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Spent previous five season at Cincinnati

Rice University women’s basketball head coach Tina Langley announced the hiring of Tasha Brown on June 16, 2017.

Brown came to Rice after serving as an assistant coach for the University of Cincinnati for five seasons.

With more than two decades of coaching experience, Brown has made eight postseason appearances and helped develop 14 all-conference award winners and 12 professional players. Prior to Cincinnati, Brown spent four seasons as the head coach at Western Michigan University, where she produced an All-Mid-American Conference selection and Academic All-MAC honoree each year.

Brown also served as an assistant coach at Wisconsin (2005-08), where she helped develop perimeter players and assisted with recruiting. During the 2006-07 season, Brown and the Badgers set a program record with 23 wins and Wisconsin made its first postseason appearance since 2002.

Prior to her appointment at Wisconsin, Brown was an assistant coach at UC-Santa Barbara (who advanced to the Sweet 16) from 2001-05, where she served as the recruiting coordinator, defensive coach, and helped coordinate the offense in her final campaign. She also was the team’s community outreach coordinator and was in charge of guard development. 

Brown also had coaching stints at Bradley University, the University of Dayton and she began her coaching career at St. Ambrose in 1997.

A native of Rock Island, Ill., Brown is a graduate of St. Ambrose (1997) in Davenport, Iowa, with a degree in mathematics. She played four years of collegiate basketball, the first two of which were spent at Illinois Central College. After graduating from ICC, Brown attended Southwest Missouri State before transferring to St. Ambrose. In her lone season with the Queen Bees, the team went 27-7 and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.

Brown is married to Darryl Brown, who was a women's basketball coach for 20 years.



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