DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire women's basketball head coach Sue Johnson announced Friday that Gretchen Browne has been promoted to the position of associate head coach. Browne has held the official title of assistant coach in the UNH women's basketball program for three years.
Browne, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southern in 1985 and a Master's Degree in Education at Valdosta State in 1995, joined the Wildcat women's basketball program as an assistant coach in 1997 shortly after Sue Johnson was named head coach of the program. Browne's primary responsibilities at New Hampshire have been recruiting and developing a backcourt that includes 1999 America East All-Rookie Team selection Kiki Proctor and Kelly Donohue, who was third in the league in assists for the 1999-2000 season.
In three seasons with Browne on the bench, New Hampshire has compiled a 44-38 overall record. The 'Cats earned their first post-season berth in 1999 when UNH lost to Arkansas State in the first round of the WNIT.
Before joining the UNH staff, Browne was an assistant coach for the Wake Forest women's basketball program from 1992-96. Other coaching stints have come at Boston College (1991-92), Princeton (1989-91) and Valdosta State (Georgia) in 1989-90. Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Browne was a head coach, teacher and department chair at Burke County High School (Waynesboro, Ga.).