Prairie View A&M Athletic Director Ashley Robinson named Prairie View A&M women’s basketball assistant coach Dawn Brown as the interim head coach. She replaces Toyelle Wilson who announced her resignation last week.
“Coach Brown brings a good level of expertise and consistency to the program,” Robinson said. “She has helped recruit some key players over the last few years and understands the culture of our program.”
Brown experienced success in her three years under Wilson, playing an integral role in winning three-consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Championships. She took on the role as recruiting coordinator for the 2012-13 season. Prior to that, Brown recruited 2012 SWAC All-Tournament center Larissa Scott, 2013 SWAC Tournament MVP Kiara Etienne and do-it-all forward JaQuandria Williams, who contributed heavily to the Lady Panthers last two SWAC Tournament Championships. Brown recently recruited and signed National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American forward Cameron Vaughn.
“I am excited to help carry on the tradition of winning at Prairie View A&M,” Brown, who was named an assistant coach in July 2010, said. “The fans, alumni and supporters are the backbone of our program and that support doesn’t waiver whether we are winning or losing. I am inspired by their support and will work hard to make sure that the product they see on the hardwood is one that they will be proud of.”
Brown starts the 2013-14 season with a roster full of recruits she had a hand in securing.
“This team – from student-athletes to the managers and coaches – are ready to continue the legacy that has been created here on “The Hill,” Brown said.
Prior to coaching at PVAMU, Brown spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Tougaloo College. With the Bulldogs, Brown played a major part in turning the program around as the Lady Bulldogs finished the 2009-10 season with their best record in 12 years and advanced to the semifinal round of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.
A 2005 graduate of Jackson State University, she had a two-year career as a student-athlete with the Lady Tigers and helped capture the 2002-03 SWAC Regular Season Co-Championship and a SWAC Tournament semi-final berth.
Before her playing days at Jackson State, Brown a two-time captain at Atlanta Metropolitan College, led the team to two-straight GJCAA Tournament appearances as she was a part of the inaugural team in 2000.