In her second season with the UA women's basketball program, coordinator of basketball operations Katie Brown has the unenviable task of keeping up with all the Wildcats' administrative loose ends. Her responsibilities include coordination of all team travel and program special events, maintenance of the program master calendar, preparation of program expense reports and annual operation budget. She also is the program's liaison with the rest of the athletic department, basketball support staff, boosters, season ticket holders and alumni, and is the director of the Joan Bonvicini Hoop Camps.
In 2002-03, Brown was the assistant director of football operations at the University of North Carolina. There she planned and administered all home and away team travel preparations and scheduling, and coordinated and raised sponsorship and support for all special events associated with the UNC football program. Brown also spearheaded the development of the UNC Football Lettermen website and online database, and was the Vice President for the 2003 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Board of Directors, implementing the annual golf tournament and banquet in the Triangle Chapter.
Prior to her position with the football program, Brown was a member of the event operations staff at UNC during the 2001-02 school year. While earning her master's degree at the school from 2001-03, Brown was a teaching assistant for gymnastics, intermediate tennis, jogging and exercise and conditioning classes.
In 2000-01, Brown worked as an associate consultant at Peterson Barrington Consulting in Dallas, Texas. While there, she performed financial and statistical economic data collection and analyses and provided assistance in documentation for forensic accounting and litigation support.
A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Brown earned her bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in finance, in May of 2000. She received her master's degree in exercise and sport science, with a focus on sport administration, from the University of North Carolina in May of 2003. Her master’s thesis was titled “The 2002 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Bracketing Procedures,” and it analyzed the effects of the new “pod system” on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The thesis was funded and endorsed by Executive Director of the NABC, Jim Haney, and was discussed in the April 2002 edition of Athletic Business Magazine.
A Tucson native, Brown grew up as a Wildcat fan before leaving the state to run track and field at Trinity University. A sprint/mid-distance runner in college, Brown now runs marathons and half marathons and nearly every 5K in Tucson.