ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville head coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick has named former Saint Louis University assistant coach Honey Brown as an assistant with the Bulldogs’ women’s basketball program, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
“I am thrilled that Honey has decided to join the Bulldog family,” said Kirkpatrick. “She has valuable experience as an assistant coach at many different levels and a reputation as a tireless worker. People are immediately drawn to her enthusiasm and positive approach to all aspects of coaching. I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact on the culture of women's basketball at UNC Asheville.”
During her career she has coached eight all-conference performers, including one conference player of the year and one most improved player. She’s also coached six 1,000-point scorers.
Brown spent four seasons as an assistant with the Billikens’ program, working primarily with SLU’s point guards. She assisted with scouting opponents and all aspects of recruiting, while also serving as a liaison with the Saint Louis athletic academic coordinator.
Prior to her time with the Billikens, Brown served as director and head trainer at Performance Training, Inc., in Orlando, Fla. While there she managed all aspects of the company, including staffing issues, schedules and marketing.
Before her time at Performance Training, Brown spent four years as an assistant at Ohio University. Her primary focus was coaching guards for the Bobcats’ program, while also assisting with recruiting and scouting. She served as lead recruiting coordinator for one season, and was in charge of the Bobcats’ summer camps.
Prior to her tenure with Ohio, Brown spent a season with Central Florida, working as an assistant coach with the UCF program. She helped guide the UCF program to the 1998-99 Atlantic Sun regular season and tournament championships, earning an NCAA Tournament berth in the process.
Brown got her start in coaching as an assistant with Lenoir City High School in Lenoir, Tenn. While with LCHS she helped lead the Panthers to a state tournament appearance in 1998.
Brown is a 1994 graduate of Maryville College. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry for secondary education. As a player with the Maryville women’s basketball team, she was third in the nation in 3-point percentage for Division III her junior year, while serving as a team captain her final two seasons.
The Scots made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA III Tournament during her career at Maryville, including two trips to the round of 16.