Women's Basketball |
Aug. 28, 2007
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The University of Cincinnati women's basketball program has announced the hiring of Tomeka Brown as Director of Women's Basketball Operations, head coach J. Kelley Hall announced Tuesday afternoon.
"We are excited to add Tomeka to our staff," said Hall. "She brings enthusiasm, experience and a strong work ethic to Cincinnati, and her desire to get into coaching at the collegiate level makes her a perfect fit."
Brown has spent the last year at Columbus Africentric Early College School serving as the varsity girls assistant coach and as a long term intervention specialist in the area of social studies. She helped guide the program to a City, District, Regional and State championships in her first year with the team and was instrumental in the development of one Player of the Year, three all-City members, and two all-District honorees.
"I am excited about this opportunity at UC," Brown said. "I am interested in becoming involved with coaching at the collegiate level and I couldn't think of a better place to start than at a BIG EAST school with so much potential."
Brown holds a bachelor's degree in African American Studies from Ohio State University. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she was a four-year letterwinner on the Buckeyes women's basketball team where she finished 11th in school history in career steals and 20th in career assists. She was twice named honorable mention all-Big Ten and was glorified with ESPN's SportsCenter "Play of the Day" in 2001 after she landed the game-winning buzzer beater in the first round of the WNIT. In 2002 she was selected by the WNBA's Orlando Miracle as a fourth-round draft pick.