Stonehill Skyhawks Athletics
Trisha Brown
Trisha Brown
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (508) 565-1124
Email: trishab@stonehill.edu
College: Harvard, '87

Trisha Brown is in her 16th season as head coach of the women's basketball program at Stonehill College and has continued the excellence that the program has enjoyed at the regional and national level since its inception three-plus decades ago. Brown and has established herself as one of the premier coaches in the region and currently ranks 16th among active coaches in Division II with a .681 winning percentage (303-142), having led Stonehill to ten NCAA tournament appearances.

Brown has posted a 303-142 (.681) record over her 15 seasons at Stonehill, coaching her 400th career game in Stonehill’s 69-44 victory at American International College on January 13, 2015. She posted her 300th career win in the Skyhawks 71-64 overtime win at Franklin Pierce University on February 6, 2016 after picking up  her 200th career Northeast-10 win with a 63-60 decision over Merrimack College on February 4, 2015. She is now 214-112 (.656) over her career in Conference play. Brown coached her 300th NE-10 game at Saint Michael’s College on February 7, 2015, a 63-56 win.

Brown has guided the Skyhawks to ten NCAA Tournament appearances as well as three NE-10 championships and a spot in the NE-10 Tournament all 15 seasons. Stonehill also reached the East Regional championship in 2003, 2009 and 2015 while advancing to the NE-10 title game in 2010. Brown’s career winning percentage is good for 15th among active coaches in Division II and 31st all-time in Division II. She entered the season ranked 45th for career wins among active coaches in Division II.

Brown coached her first WBCA All-American at Stonehill in 2015-16 with senior Tori Faieta being named to the 2015 Coaches’ All-America Team, but has produced seven WBCA honorable mention All-Americans over her 15 seasons. She has also coached one NE-10 Player of the Year, two NE-10 Rookies of the Year and an NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year with 22 All-Northeast-10 selections and six NE-10 All-Rookie honorees.

Brown earned Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year honors for the third time in her career in 2014-15, also collecting US Marine Corps/WBCA Division II East Region Coach of the Year honors for the second time. She led Stonehill to a 24-5 overall record, including an 18-3 mark in the Northeast-10 to win the Conference’s Northeast Division Championship, earning the program’s third straight NCAA Tournament bid – the 23rd in program history overall. The Skyhawks advanced to the East Regional Championship for the eighth time in program history and were ranked in the USA TODAY Sports/Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) Division II poll for the majority of the season. After being listed among teams receiving votes in the WBCA preseason poll, Stonehill peaked at No. 7 in the January 20 poll which marked their highest national ranking since 2009, and was ranked No. 13 in the final regular season poll heading into the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to her arrival at Stonehill, Brown helped lead Harvard to five Ivy League championship titles as part of legendary Kathy Delaney-Smith’s staff. She was responsible for assisting with all aspects of the Crimson program, and additionally served four seasons as Harvard’s recruiting coordinator. Brown helped guide Harvard to a school-record 23 victories during the 1997-98 season, as the Crimson became the first No. 16 seed in NCAA Tournament history (men’s or women’s) to upset a No. 1 seed when they ended Stanford’s 59-game home win streak.

A 1987 Harvard graduate and two-sport student-athlete, Brown was one of Delaney-Smith’s first recruits and captained the Crimson’s first Ivy League championship team in 1985-86, a squad that posted a 20-7 mark. A two-time team co-captain, she received Harvard’s Most Improved Award in 1985, and was named to Harvard’s Silver Anniversary Team for softball in 1988-89 as part of the celebration of 25 years of women’s athletics in the Ivy League.

Career Records

Year

Overall Record

Pct.   NE-10 Record Pct. Highlights
2001-02 15-14 .517   10-12 .455 NE-10 Tournament
2002-03 22-8 .733   16-6 .727 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament;
East Regional Runners-Up
2003-04 21-8 .724   16-6 .727 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament
2004-05 14-14 .500   10-12 .455 NE-10 Tournament
2005-06 24-7 .774   17-5 .773 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament
2006-07 22-9 .710   15-7 .682 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament
2007-08 27-5 .844   19-3 .864 NE-10 Regular Season & Tournament Champions;
NCAA Tournament; NE-10 Coach of the Year;
WBCA East Region Coach of the Year
2008-09 22-9 .710   15-7 .682 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament;
East Regional Runners-Up
2009-10 24-10 .706   16-6 .727 NE-10 Tournament Runners-Up; NCAA Tournament
2010-11 17-11 .607   12-10 .545 NE-10 Tournament
2011-12 13-14 .481   9-13 .409 NE-10 Tournament
2012-13 24-4 .857   19-3 .864 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament;
NE-10 Coach of the Year
2013-14 19-10 .655   14-7 .667 NE-10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament
2014-15 24-5 .828   18-3 .857 NE-10 Northeast Division Champions;
NCAA Tournament; East Regional Finalists;
NE-10 Coach of the Year;
WBCA East Region Coach of the Year
2015-16 15-14 .517   9-12 .429 NE-10 Tournament
Totals 303-142 .681   214-112 .656 15 NE-10 Tournaments; 10 NCAA Tournaments;
3x NE-10 Coach of the Year; 2x WBCA East Region Coach of the Year; 2x NE-10 Regular Season Champions; 2007-08 NE-10 Tournament Champions