Brown Tabbed Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Release Date:
October 28, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


October 28, 2004


HAMBURG, N.Y. - Lonnie Brown begins her first season with the Hilbert College women’s basketball coaching staff. Brown will assist with all aspects of the women’s basketball program, including recruiting, scouting, practice and game day coaching, and monitoring the Hawks strength and conditioning program.


Brown graduated from Canisius College as a four-year letter winner with a bachelor's degree in communications in May 2004. During her final year for the Golden Griffins, the team captain was named to the Second Team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and was named the team’s “Unsung Hero." Brown finished her career ranked fourth all-time in games played (114), 15th on the all-time scoring list (989 points) and eighth on the all-time rebounding list (672). She started every game during her junior and senior years and helped propel the Griffs to the MAAC conference championship game her senior season.


Brown attended Buffalo Traditional High School, where she played for Coach Dave Sardo and was named second team All-Western New York and first team All-Conference. Coach Brown has also participated in the Empire State games at the women’s open level, leading the Western team to a gold medal in 2003.


Brown’s full name is Alohndra Mari Destiny Brown, and her hobbies include singing and poetry.  Don’t be surprised if you hear Coach Brown singing the national anthem prior to a Hawks basketball game this year.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.