"Honey's passion and commitment to our team throughout the past four years is ultimately reflected in our drastic improvement and success this season. The best decision I made after taking this post four years ago was hiring her to be on staff. She has done a great job developing our perimeter players and off the court she has served as a glue person in the program. Honey's selfless approach to coaching and taking initiative to get things done for our student-athletes is extremely valuable in our day to day operations." -Head Coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick
Honey Brown is in her fourth year as a member of Kirkpatrick’s coaching staff. Brown specializes in development of perimeter players. Her primary responsibilities include serving as the team’s academic liaison, the in-game defensive coordinator and equipment liaison.
The program has steadily improved over the past four years, with the Bulldogs achieving the biggest turnaround season in NCAA Division I women’s basketball in 2015-16. Asheville amassed program-high regular season, (26) and conference wins (16) on their way to an overall record of 26-7. The Bulldogs also brought home their first ever regular season conference title and the program’s second Big South Conference Tournament Championship which led to an NCAA First round appearance.
During her career, she has coached ten all-conference performers, including two conference player of the year recipients and one most improved player. She’s also coached six 1,000-point scorers.
Prior to Asheville, Brown spent four seasons as an assistant at St. Louis working primarily with SLU’s point guards. Before 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, schedules and marketing.
Brown also spent four years as an assistant at Ohio University and a season as an assistant at Central Florida. She 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.
A 1994 graduate of Maryville College, 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.