PUC prep alumna Brittany Brown has been named the new Pioneers women’s volleyball coach at Pacific Union College. “It is exciting to invite Brittany Brown back home,” says Pioneers athletic director Robert Castillo. “She will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, giving our program some much needed stability, not to mention her energy and focus, needed to return our program back where it belongs.”
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Brown has spent the last five years involved volleyball in Southern California. She is looking forward to returning to the familiar surroundings of her home community and the gym where she carries many fond memories. She is excited about the future of PUC volleyball and has lots of experience to bring from her time down south.
As a player, Brown played collegiate volleyball at Azusa Pacific University, an NAIA school outside of Los Angeles, as a starting outside hitter and libero. While at APU her team attended and competed twice in the NAIA national tournament. She was named the NAIA player of the week her freshman year in 2005, and also went on to set the current record for digs in a single season with 524. Before college she played four years of volleyball at PUC Prep, receiving multiple tournament and team MVP awards as well as being named Napa County Player of the Year in 2005. While at Prep she also played club volleyball at Empire Mizuno Volleyball club for 4 years.
Brown made her transition into coaching in 2006 when she began master teaching with Northwest Basketball Camps’ volleyball program throughout the Northwest region. Since then, she has coached at Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif., as well as a year at Point West Mizuno Volleyball Club and a year at Temecula Volleyball Club. During her club coaching years she spent time teaching private lessons and collaborated with world-class coaches.
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