CHICAGO - After three seasons as an assistant coach for the nationally recognized Saint Xavier University women's basketball team, Angie Brown has decided to further her coaching career by recently assuming the role of varsity head coach of the girl's basketball team at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Brown takes over a program that competes in the Red Division of the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC) and in Class 4A at the Illinois state division. The Wolfpack finished 10-21 overall and 1-5 in the GCAC last season, but did win the Oak Lawn Community Regional before falling to state runner-up Whitney Young High School in the Chicago Sectional. It was the program's sixth straight regional championship.
"As much as Angie has been a valuable member of my staff for the past three seasons, I know that this is a tremendous opportunity for her to advance her coaching career," said SXU women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg
. "We wish her well as she moves forward and I know personally that she possesses all the basketball knowledge necessary to build success at Saint Ignatius."
Brown played two seasons at Saint Xavier University (2005-07) and established herself as one of the program's most prolific shooters. She still holds SXU records for most three-pointers (9) in a game, season (120) and career (216). During the 2006-07 campaign, Brown shot a record-breaking 52.6 percent (120-for-228) from beyond the arc. She wrapped up her collegiate career by earning second team honors as a NAIA All-American and helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back appearances in the NAIA "Sweet 16."
Completing her degree in mathematics (secondary education) from Saint Xavier University in 2008, Brown assisted with the scouting and recruiting of potential players for the Cougars in addition to her duties on the sideline. Her recruiting and scouting work has given her a vast knowledge of the prep girls basketball landscape in the south suburbs of Chicago.