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TU Women’s Basketball Makes Lasting Impact in Japan

April 4, 2013

TU Head Women’s Basketball Coach Coretta Brown made a lasting impact when she traveled to the Yokoto Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan. Brown represented Thomas University at the MBA Japan Youth Basketball Clinic which took place April 7th – 13th.

Brown along with eleven other United States college basketball coaches traveled to Tokyo and facilitated the Mainland Basketball Association (MBA) of Japan's youth basketball clinic. Over 100 students participated in the camp, which last year sent star two students stateside on college basketball scholarships in Mississippi. 

The youth basketball camp was collaborative effort sponsored in Japan by MBA and stateside by Creating Access to Educational Opportunities through Sports (CAEOS).  MBA hosted the event and CAEOS provided the coaches for the basketball clinic.  CAEOS also presented a college fair to educate the students on opportunities to enroll and attend secondary educational schools in the United States.  CAEOS facilitated the first clinic four years ago on Okinawa's Camp Foster. 

"It was my absolute joy to team up with Mainland Basketball Association (MBA) as the southeast region coordinator of the CAEOS foundation”, said Brown. “The clinic was a success overall as we could see the progression of the boys & girls daily. Parents thanked us continuously for coming to support. Having the opportunity to spread my basketball knowledge overseas as well as educate potential athletes of Thomas University was an absolute blessing. Touring Tokyo was an amazing experience. We were all impressed with how clean the city was as well as the heated toilets. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Great experience!"

Mainland Basketball Association (MBA) is a non-profit organization that promotes sportsmanship among all athletes through educational opportunities.  MBA strives to assist in the development of young children and stress the importance of being part of a "TEAM".  MBA is committed to assist players in fundamental skills, team concepts and college information.  MBA is in support of the United States Forces on Mainland Japan and the Pacific region. Visit MBA online at

The CAEOS Foundation Inc. was created to assist ethnically diverse students in accessing educational opportunities through sports participation.  One of the fundamental goals is to provide CAEOS student members with multi-level support in their pursuit of obtaining a college education.  Our second and equally important charge is to use sports participation as a vehicle to shape the socioeconomic outlook for our participating students.  The CAEOS motto is: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."


Thomas University Women's Basketball to Host Open Tryout

April 4, 2013

Thomas University Women's Basketball will host an open tryout on Saturday April 20th beginning at 10:00 AM in the TU Gymnasium.

"I'm excited to be starting the first ever Women's Basketball program at Thomas", said Head Women's Basketball Coach Coretta Brown. "As a South Georgia native, it gives me great pleasure to extend this invitation to eager and hardworking local young ladies seeking a college home and with a desire to be a part of TU history."

Players will be evaluated for basketball skills, athleticism and attitude, with full court games to finish the day. Those interested in attending the tryout should visit the Women's Basketball home page at: for more information or contact Coach Brown at



*Thomas University Women’s Basketball Program

Will be holding free tryouts for the 2013-2014 seasons

Players must attend tryouts with all documents to be eligible

 * At the tryouts players will be evaluated on basketball skills,

athleticism and attitude. Games will be played the later

part of the day.

 * So bring your shorts and basketball shoes and you’re A game

to make history as a part of the first ever Women’s Basketball team at Thomas University.




 Date: Saturday April 20, 2013

Time: 10am-3pm

Place: Thomas University Gymnasium

1550 B Magnolia Rd

Thomasville, GA 31792



Please bring info sheet off of website and your most recent transcripts

 Head Coach: Coretta Brown

Assistant Coach : Shawnta Pope

# 229.224.3250


Brown Hired as TU’s First Women’s Basketball Coach

July 4, 2012

Thomas University Athletic Director Mike Lee has announced the hiring of Coretta Brown as the institution’s first ever Women’s Basketball Head Coach.

Brown comes to TU after serving as an assistant coach at NCAA D1 Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN for the last three seasons. While at Tech, Brown helped lead the team to an Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 2010-11 and 54 wins over three seasons. Brown also played a major role in the development of two All Conference guards. Most impressively, Brown was able to help implement a strong academic standard within a Golden Eagles program that averaged a 3.0 or higher grade point average during her time in Cookeville.

Prior to TTU, Brown served as a Administrative Coordinator at Georgia Tech University and also served as a community coach at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, Ga. During her one season at Mays, the program reached the Georgia High School Athletic Association Sweet Sixteen.

A four-year standout at North Carolina, Brown played four seasons in the WNBA before beginning her coaching career. A three-time All-ACC honoree and the career record holder for 3-pointers made at UNC, Brown was selected 11th overall in the 2003 WNBA Draft by San Antonio before being traded to Indiana. Brown played three seasons with the Fever before playing her fourth and final season with the Chicago Sky. Brown also represented her country as a member of Team USA at the FIBA World Championships in Russia.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American Studies and a minor in English from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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