Briana Hutchen Promoted To Assistant Coach
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Iona College women's basketball head coach Billi Godsey is happy to announce that Bri Hutchen has been promoted to position of assistant coach. Hutchen had served as the program's director of operations for the past two seasons.
In the two years Hutchen has been a member of the women's basketball family, the program has comprised a 41-25 overall record, and a 28-12 MAAC record. In her first year, Iona won its first ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Championship, earning its first ever berth into the NCAA Tournament.
“I am so blessed and honored to have the opportunity to begin my coaching career at Iona College. I would like to thank Rick Cole Jr. and Billi Godsey for believing in me as well as the rest of the Iona community.”
She continues, “I am truly looking forward to getting back on the court and working hard alongside our staff as we continue to build upon previous accomplishments. With our group of amazing student-athletes and tremendous staff I am confident that we will continue on a road to excellence.”
Coach Godsey on Hutchen's new position: “I am proud to announce Bri Hutchen as our new assistant women's basketball coach. This moment is one of the many rewarding parts of this business- to hire staff, watch them work hard, flourish and grow into new roles.”
“Bri is more than ready to get on the court with our young women and I am thrilled about the energy and knowledge she will continue to bring to our program.”
Hutchen, a native of Baltimore, MD, played her collegiate ball at the University of Alabama. In 91 games with the Crimson Tide she averaged 4.3 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. She connected on 154 career field goals. As a senior, Hutchen recorded five double-digit scoring games and five contests with 10 or more rebounds.
With the Crimson Tide, Hutchen was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times. She was a member of the Alabama Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Athletes in Action. In June 2015, she attended the NCAA Career In Sports Forum in Indianapolis. The four-day event provided college athletes with a broader scope of career tracks available within the sports industry. The forum allowed student-athletes interactive experiences with successful individuals in the sports business and a peek into their day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
Hutchen obtained both a bachelor's degree in communications and master's in human environmental science from Alabama.