(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More College Athletic Director Terry Connor announced today (Tuesday, July 11, 2017) that Rachel Brown has been named the full-time men's and women's golf coach and will also serve as the administrative assistant in the athletic department.
Brown has served as the head women's golf coach for the past two seasons. In just her second season (2016-17), she guided the Saints to their first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship, while being named PAC Coach of the Year. The Saints finished 22nd in the nation at the NCAA Championship. Prior being named the head women's golf coach, she served as the assistant coach during the 2014-15 academic year.
In the her new position Brown will assume the head coaching duties of the men's golf team and serve as the administrative assistant for the Saints' 22-sport athletic department. Brown inherits a men's program that won its second-ever PAC championship during the 2016-17 season and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship for the second-time in school history, where it finished 28th in the nation.
Brown, who is a 2013 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, was a four-year letter winner for the Norse and was the team's No. 1 golfer her last three seasons. She graduated, ranked sixth in program history in career scoring average, fourth in rounds played, fourth in counting scores and fifth in birdies. Brown was a two-time regional qualifier and made the NKU All-Academic Team in 2013. She was the 2012-13 co-president of the NKU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and won the Ms. Norse Award, which goes to a senior student-athlete, who not only excels on the playing field, but also has to do well in the classroom and be active in the community.