June 5, 2006
ATLANTA – Former University of North Carolina and WNBA Indiana Fever standout Coretta Brown has joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as an administrative assistant, Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Monday afternoon.
“Coretta will be a great addition to our staff,” said Joseph. “The success that she experienced at North Carolina and in the WNBA is invaluable. Coretta’s energy and enthusiasm for the game will be a valuable asset. I look forward to having her here at Georgia Tech!”
Brown was one of the Fever’s most exciting scorers in her three years in Indiana before suffering an injury to her knee a year ago. She played both the point and shooting guard positions in her three years in the WNBA after starring as a point guard in Chapel Hill from 1999-2003.
“I am excited to join the women’s basketball program at Georgia Tech and to be a part of such a competitive league,” said Brown. “I am looking forward to learning from Coach Joseph and her staff while contributing my experience and knowledge of the game.”
While at UNC, Brown garnered all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors on two occasions and was twice named to the ACC All-Tournament team. She finished her career holding the school records in both three-point field goals and three-point percentage and was fifth in the UNC career annals with 507 assists. Her career three-pointers and assists totals stand third and 15th all-time in conference history.
The Statesboro, Georgia, native was one of 20 finalists for the Naismith Player of the Year Award and was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in 2003, given to the nation’s top senior player. Her accolades also include being one of a dozen players to be considered for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is given annually to the nation’s best point guard.
Brown earned her degree in African-American studies, with a minor in English, from UNC in 2003.