Vicki Brown
Hometown:
Toledo, Ohio

Last College:
Illinois '08

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Year

Vicki Brown, a former Illinois standout and most recently a member of the Illinois State staff, has joined the UC Davis women's volleyball program as Dan Conners' top assistant. She will be involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting.

Originally from Toledo, Ohio, the 27-year-old Brown previously served two seasons under Melissa Myers at ISU, helping the Missouri Valley Conference members to a combined 37-25 record. Her primary duties included defensive strategy, scouting and recruiting, while her on-court responsibilities were working with the Redbird middles. In 2013, under Brown's tutelage, Emily Schneider and LeighAnn Hranka ranked among the top three MVC leaders in blocks. The ISU defense led the conference with a .153 opposing attack average.

Brown previously served as a volunteer assistant at Toledo, where she worked with the opposities, liberos and defensive specialists. She also served as the head coach for the Toledo Volleyball Club 14s and 15s squad, becoming the leading expert in implementing training ideas for all other age-group coaches.

As a player, Brown twice earned All-Big Ten honorable mention as a middle blocker at Illinois, ranking among the league's top 10 hitters in each of her final two seasons. For her career, she amassed more than 1,000 career kills, broke the century mark in blocks for three straight years, and took home a total of six tournament MVP honors.

Brown graduated from Illinois in 2008 with a degree in communications. She played professionally in Austria, Puerto Rico and Spain for three years before entering the collegiate coaching profession in 2011.