The Huskies Embark on Their Inaugural Campaign in the American Athletic Conference
UConn vs UMass 4/24/14
Megan Brown completed her first season with the Huskies in the 2014 season, working primarily with the UConn pitching staff. The previous two seasons Brown spent with the University of North Carolina Pembroke squad as an assistant coach and pitching instructor. In her two year stint with the Braves, the team improved from a 16-31 record in 2012 to a 23-32 finish in 2013. Brown also found time to work extensively with the Great Britain Women's Softball National Team, overseeing pitcher training and preparation for international competition. Other collegiate coaching opportunities included a volunteer assistant coach position at Auburn University beginning in the fall of 2009.
Brown's impressive resume lends itself to playing excellence from a diverse set of professional experiences. She boasts exposure on the international scene, playing and coaching in such countries as Canada, San Marino, Italy, Netherlands, Great Britain, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria. She opened her professional career with the Rockford Thunder of the National Pro Fastpitch League in Illinois before signing overseas with the Italian A1 League's Titano Hornets, based in Dogana, San Marino. For her efforts with the Hornets Brown was named Best Pitcher for the European Cup in 2010. Brown then traveled further north to the Oosterhout Twins organization in the Netherlands for the 2012 season.
No stranger to success as a player on the diamond, Brown enjoyed a distinguished pitching career at Florida Southern College from 2004-07. During her four years with the Moccasins, Brown thrice earned All-American honors while also excelling in the classroom, being named a two-time Academic All-American and graduating summa cum laude. The Sunshine State Conference honored her as the Pitcher of the Year in three separate seasons in addition to earning All-Sunshine State Conference laurels each year of her tenure. In June she became just the seventh Florida Southern softball player inducted into the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame after having been welcomed into the Florida Southern College Athletics Hall of Fame as well. Megan is a native of Georgia and resides in Vernon, Conn.