Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Follow-up on Brown Resignation

The TTU sports website has now posted a story on the resignation of women's basketball coach Amy Brown. It says her resignation is effective Thursday, July 2. Sports information director Rob Schabert also reports:

Brown recently completed her third season as head coach and 13th season on the Tech staff. A national search will begin immediately to find Tech’s fourth women’s basketball head coach.

Amy Brown has been a loyal, valued member of our department for over 13 years and she is a respected colleague,” said Mark Wilson, TTU Director of Athletics. “I wish her all the best in her future pursuits and thank her for her dedicated service to Tennessee Tech women’s basketball.

“Whatever opportunities she pursues, I know that she will be successful because she is a high quality person who works extremely hard,” Wilson said.

After serving as a member of the women’s basketball coaching staff for 10 years, first as an assistant then as an associate head coach, Brown took over the head coaching position in September 2006. The Golden Eagles were 12-18 in her first season, finishing with a three-point loss on the road at Samford in the OVC Tournament. In 2007-08, Tech was 8-21 overall, winning five of the last nine regular season games in a late surge. Last year, Brown guided the Golden Eagles on another run late in the year, winning five of the final seven regular season contests to earn a spot in the OVC Tournament. Tech took top-seeded Eastern Illinois to the limit in the first-round on the road, before falling by five points and wrapping up the year with a 9-21 overall mark.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to be at Tennessee Tech and work with the women’s basketball program for the past 13 years,” Brown said. “Much thought has gone into this decision, but I am going to pursue other professional options and opportunities. With the administration that is in place, and with the players that we have in the program, I see a bright, bright future for the young ladies and where they are headed. I look forward to watching and supporting the team and the entire athletic program at Tennessee Tech.”

The full story is here.