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

Trisha Brown is in her 18th 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 30th among active coaches in Division II with a .683 winning percentage (344-160), having led Stonehill to ten NCAA tournament appearances.

Brown has posted a 344-160 (.683) record over her career 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 245-123 (.668) over her career in Conference play. Brown coached her 300th NE10 game at Saint Michael’s College on February 7, 2015, a 63-56 win.

Brown has guided the Skyhawks to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances as well as five NE10 championships and a spot in the NE10 Tournament all 17 seasons. Stonehill captured its third NCAA Regional Championship in program history in 2018, advancing to the Division II Elite Eight for the first time since 1995. Stonehill also reached the East Regional championship in 2003, 2009 and 2015 under Brown's leadership, while advancing to the NE10 title game in 2010 and 2018. 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, with 2017-18 NE10 Player of the Year Kelly Martin becoming Brown's second All-American, also producing eight WBCA honorable mention All-Americans over her 17 seasons. She has coached one NE10 Player of the Year, two NE-10 Rookies of the Year and an NE10 Defensive Player of the Year with 24 All-Northeast-10 selections and seven NE10 All-Rookie honorees.
 
Brown earned Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time in her career in 2017-18, also collecting US Marine Corps/WBCA Division II East Region Coach of the Year honors for the third time. She led Stonehill to a 29-4 overall record, including a program-best 20-1 mark in the Northeast-10 to win the Conference’s Northeast Division Championship, earning the program’s 24th NCAA Tournament bid in program history.

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 NE10 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 NE10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament;
East Regional Runners-Up
2009-10 24-10 .706   16-6 .727 NE10 Tournament Runners-Up; NCAA Tournament
2010-11 17-11 .607   12-10 .545 NE10 Tournament
2011-12 13-14 .481   9-13 .409 NE10 Tournament
2012-13 24-5 .828   19-3 .864 NE10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament;
NE10 Coach of the Year
2013-14 19-10 .655   14-7 .667 NE10 Tournament; NCAA Tournament
2014-15 24-5 .828   18-3 .857 NE10 Northeast Division Champions;
NCAA Tournament; East Regional Finalists;
NE10 Coach of the Year;
WBCA East Region Coach of the Year
2015-16 15-14 .517   9-12 .429 NE10 Tournament
2016-17 12-14 .462   11-10 .524 NE10 Tournament
2017-18 29-4 .879   20-1 .952 NCAA Elite Eight; NCAA East Region Champions; NE10 Northeast Division Champions; NCAA Tournament; NE10 Tournament Runners-Up; NE10 Coach of the Year; WBCA East Region Coach of the Year
Totals 344-161 .681   245-123 .666 17 NE10 Tournaments; 11 NCAA Tournaments;
4x NE10 Coach of the Year; 3x WBCA East Region Coach of the Year; 3x NE10 Regular Season Champions; 2008 NE10 Tournament Champions; 2018 NCAA East Region Champions; 2018 Elite Eight