Kristy Brown named assistant coach for Lady Hawks Basketball

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Kristy Brown

Kristy Brown

July 16, 2008

Rome, Ga. - Marietta native Kristy Brown, former basketball standout at Stetson University, has been tapped as assistant coach for Shorter College's women's basketball program, head coach Vic Mitchell announced on Wednesday.

"We are extremely excited that Kristy has accepted the assistant coaching position with us," said Mitchell. "Her accomplishments are very impressive as she excelled on the court and in the classroom at Stetson. She brings three years of coaching experience (one as a graduate assistant at Stetson and two years of high school coaching) with her, which will help make for a smooth transition. There is no doubt that she will be a positive influence on the development of our players on and off the basketball court."

At Stetson, Brown won numerous awards and honors for her play on the court. She was the 2005 Athletic Sun Conference Most Valuable Player, the 2005 Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Athlete of the Year, and the 2004 and 2005 Stetson Female Athlete of the Year. Her sophomore, junior and senior years were marked with All-Conference first team selections and she still holds records as the second leading scorer and rebounder in Stetson history. Off the court, Brown was an Atlanta Area Boy Scouts Peach of an Athlete award winner and an ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Since her graduation in 2004 with a Bachelors of Education and in 2006 with her Masters in Special Education, Brown has been inducted into the Lassiter High School Hall of Fame (in Marietta, Ga.), where she remains all-time leading scorer, and holds records for most career rebounds, and most career assists.

Brown takes over the position previously held by Vanita Riddle. Riddle was married in May and has accepted a teaching position in Gwinnett County, where she and her husband will reside.

"We are very thankful for the three years Coach `V' worked with us as an assistant coach," added Mitchell. "She made a positive impact on our program, both as a player and as an assistant coach, and we wish her the best of luck as she begins her marriage and teaching career. She will always be part of our Lady Hawk basketball program."

The Lady Hawks' 2008-09 season begins on Nov. 3 against Trevecca Nazarene University in the Berry College Classic. Shorter ended their 2007 season with an impressive 20-11 record.

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