Brittany Brown enters her sixth year with the CCRI women’s basketball coaching staff and her third as head coach. In her first season as head coach, she led the Lady Knights to a 14-17 overall record and 4-3 record in Region XXI play. Before joining CCRI, she spent the 2010-11 season in her native Michigan as a member of the Flint Monarchs, a nationally ranked semi-professional basketball team.
Brown is no stranger to community college basketball. She played for two years at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas, a Division I school. In 2007 and 2008, she was named an All-Conference and All-Region player. In 2006-07, she led the team in scoring with 15 points per game.
After two years at Labette, Brown earned a scholarship to play for Florida Gulf Coast University, another Division I institution. She was part of winning team that compiled a 50-12 record over two seasons. The team was the two-time regular season Atlantic Sun champions and qualified for the Women’s National Tournament in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Brown graduated from FGCU in 2010 with a degree in communications and a minor in journalism. She resides in Coventry.
Denise Scott : Assistant Coach
Denise Scott returns to the CCRI women’s basketball program coaching staff for her second season. She played two years for the Lady Knights and when she graduated was the No. 3 all-time scorer with 912 career points. Scott is now ranked No. 5 on the all-time scoring list at CCRI.
Scott earned first-team All-American honors in both her freshman and sophomore campaigns. In 2006-07, as a freshman, Scott led the Lady Knights to Region and District Championships. The team went to the National Championship Tournament where they made the “Elite Eight.”
In her sophomore campaign, Scott led the Lady Knights back to the National Tournament where they fell to the eventual national champion Kirkwood Community College.
Scott is one of the most decorated basketball players in CCRI history, earning a total of four All-American honors over her two year CCRI career. This includes first-team NJCAA in 2006-07, preseason and postseason first-team by NJCAA in 2007-08 and postseason by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association. She was the first Lady Knights basketball player to earn back-to-back NJCAA first-team All-American honors.
After leaving CCRI, Scott earned a scholarship to play at Le Moyne College in New York in the 2008-09 season. In the 2009-10 season, she returned to Rhode Island to play at Rhode Island College under head coach Marcus Reilly. Reilly also coached her at CCRI.
Scott has now come full circle with her return to coach at CCRI. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from RIC in 2012 and now resides in Riverside.