The Georgetown women’s basketball team officially named Keith Brown as its head coach, Athletic Director Lee Reed announced on Monday afternoon, confirming previous reports that the program’s top assistant would be elevated to fill the vacancy.
Brown becomes the seventh coach in the history of Hoyas women’s basketball and replaces Terri Williams-Flournoy, who took the same position at Auburn a little more than a month ago.
Brown had served as director of recruiting and helped land such players as Sugar Rodgers, a first-team all-Big East selection who will be a senior next season. Rodgers was a McDonald’s all-American in high school.
“I am excited to be promoting Keith to head women’s basketball coach,” Reed said in a statement. “He has been an integral part of our success over the past few seasons, and I am confident he can sustain the program’s momentum.”
The Hoyas are in the midst of the most prosperous era in Georgetown women’s basketball history. They have made the NCAA tournament each of the past three seasons after one berth overall since the program’s inception. Two seasons ago, the Hoyas advanced to the national semifinals for the second time.
Georgetown’s ascent to national prominence has included being ranked wire to wire the past two seasons, with a high position of No. 10 and a final ranking of No. 17 this season. The Hoyas finished 23-9 and 11-5 in the Big East, tied for fourth place, but seven players who were part of the winningest senior class in program history will have used up their eligibility.