Gordon in the News: last updated 08/04/2010

From Florida State to Fighting Scots, Women’s Basketball Welcomes New Coach Julie Brown

July 12, 2010

Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

Summer basketball camp at Gordon’s Bennett Center is a tradition for youth from across the North Shore. But this July marks the first time local girls will experience the leadership benefits of Gordon’s newest member of the coaching staff, Julie Brown, head women’s basketball coach, who started officially on July 1.

Now a resident of Beverly, MA, Brown comes to Gordon from Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee where she served for four years as the director of special projects and recruiting coordinator for the FSU women’s basketball team. The FSU Seminoles—a nationally recognized Division 1 program—advanced to the Elite Eight round of this year’s NCAA tournament in March and qualified for the Sweet 16 tournament the past four years.
Before that, Brown also worked as an assistant coach at FSU, the University of Hartford, Ball State University and the University of Tulsa. With a master’s degree from seminary, she also worked as the National Director of Programs with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was their Network Coordinator for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

“Julie brings a passion for basketball, a desire to mentor Christian student-athletes and an abundance of skills necessary to succeed in this highly competitive recruitment environment,” said Jon Tymann, director of Gordon athletics. “Her commitment and talent will be a real blessing for all of us at Gordon.”

Brown replaces Jeannine Cavallaro, who coached the Fighting Scots for the previous 10 seasons. The women’s basketball team opens its season November 16 at Simmons College.

“Basketball—just like any sport—is a great way to build leaders and to teach young people about selflessness and personal responsibility,” Brown said. “It’s also a great opportunity to build a championship mentality, so I am excited to work with some of Gordon’s best student athletes.”

Gordon College is a multi-denominational Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston’s North Shore, offering majors in 36 fields with graduate programs in education and music education. Gordon is nationally recognized for excellence in academics and in character building, and ranks as one of the nation’s top Christian colleges. www.gordon.edu


Julie Brown