Head coach Megan Bryant and the Stony Brook softball program announced the hiring of Rachel Brown as an assistant coach in August 2012. Brown joins the Seawolves after a standout career as a pitcher at Harvard University.
Brown capped her illustrious collegiate career by pitching Harvard to its second straight Ivy League title and its first-ever NCAA Regional Final appearance in 2012. The San Diego, Calif. native won 21 games as a senior, including back-to-back victories over Maryland and Texas Tech in the NCAA Seattle Regional, and posted an impressive 1.40 ERA to go along with 252 strikeouts and 9 shutouts.
One of the greatest pitchers to ever don a Crimson uniform, Brown holds program records in career wins (75), saves (10), complete games (71), shutouts (26) and strikeouts (995). Brown was also a four-time All-Ivy League first team selection, a two-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Year (2011 and '12), a two-time Academic All-Ivy League honoree ('11 and '12), a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection ('11 and '12) and a 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS nominee.
Brown graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience. Following her graduation, Brown joined the Skovde Saints Softball Club in Skovde, Sweden and provided individual and group instruction and daily practice plans as a player/coach. Brown also assisted in coaching the Swedish National Team in Prague, Czech Republic at the European Cup.