Entire LA Tech staff uses family mentality in recruiting
Kourtney Brown enters her second season as a member of the Louisiana Tech Lady Techster basketball staff earning a promotion during the past off-season to the director of basketball operations position.
Brown will be in charge of video break down and exchange, coordinating team travel, game scheduling, ordering/inventory of equipment and other day-to-day responsibilities as assigned by head coach Tyler Summitt.
During her first year in Ruston, Brown served as the graduate assistant for the program, handling weekly scheduling/calendars, community service and recruiting mailouts.
Brown came to Tech after spending two years as an assistant coach at Buffalo. Serving as the main game-day scout, Brown was a major factor in one of the team’s best seasons in its Division I history in 2013-14.
In her first year, she helped coach the Bulls to eight conference victories, tied for third most since joining the league. She worked with the post players, helping Baccas to an All-MAC Honorable Mention honors.
Brown returned to her alma mater after becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker, while being named MAC Player of the Year and an honorable mention All-American in 2010-11 season. Her efforts helped lead the team to a WBI postseason tournament appearance, the program’s first-ever postseason tournament invitation.
During the 2011-12 season, Brown played professionally in Spain for Caceres in the LF2, losing in the league semifinals. In her one year in Spain, Brown averaged 20.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
The 2010-11 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, Brown finished her brilliant playing career by leading the MAC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots her senior season. Brown was the only player in the country in the top 10 nationally in those categories as she finished the season eighth in scoring, fifth in rebounding and blocked shots and sixth in field goal percentage.
For her career, Brown had 1,995 points, 1,124 rebounds and 260 blocks, which broke the Mid-American Conference record. She finished second all-time in the MAC in rebounding and is amongst the top 15 scorers in league history despite never even attempting a three pointer.