Kohlheim named new MTU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

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HOUGHTON, Mi. The Michigan Tech women's basketball program and Head Coach Kim Cameron are pleased to announce that Brooklyn Kohlheim will join the staff as an assistant coach. Kohlheim brings a wealth of experience with her to Tech from multiple levels of collegiate basketball, including NCAA Division I.

"We are very excited to have Coach Kohlheim join our staff," Coach Cameron said. "She loves basketball and loves being around the game. She is extremely knowledgeable and brings new ideas to make our program better. She has been part of very successful teams and understands the importance of the tradition of the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball.

Kohlheim has been to Michigan Tech before, both as a player and coach for other teams. Even then, she recognized and appreciated the community support for the program and what a special place this is. We are fortunate to have her."

Kohlheim's most recent stop in NCAA Division II was as an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She spent a total five seasons at Nova Southeastern (2011-12 through 2014-15, 2016-17) with one season (2015-16) at NCAA Division I Florida Atlantic University.

While at Nova Southeastern, she helped build the program into one of the premier programs at the NCAA Division II level. The Sharks spent three consecutive years in the Top 25 of the WBCA Coaches Poll, including a No. 1 ranking during that time frame.

Kohlheim helped guide the Sharks to back-to-back Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championships (2013-14, 2014-15) and SSC regular season titles during the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons. At the national level, Nova Southeastern appeared and hosted two consecutive NCAA South Region Tournament Championships (2012-13, 2013-14), punched a ticket to the NCAA Elite Eight tournament twice (2012-13, 2014-15), and played in one Final Four in 2013-14. The Sharks had an overall record of 29-5 during the 2013-14 Final Four campaign.

Kohlheim led the recruiting efforts at Nova Southeastern where she focused not only on recruiting players with high talent, but players who were also passionate about academics, had high character, and completely bought into the vision of the program.

As an assistant coach at FAU, Kohlheim specialized in recruiting while helping with specific statistical breakdowns and in game coaching adjustments. The recruiting class for the 2016-17 academic year that Kohlheim worked on was touted as the best recruiting class in FAU program history. She also developed a leadership platform during her time at FAU.

Kohlheim also spent two seasons at the University of Indianapolis where she helped lead the team to a pair of NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. Kohlheim was also the head girls' basketball coach at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers, Florida for two seasons.

Kohlheim played collegiate basketball at Florida Southern College (NCAA II) where she was a four-year starter. She earned SSC All-Freshman Team honors in 2002 and led the Mocs to an SSC tournament title and NCAA appearance in 2003. She is the programs all-time leader in free throw percentage and 3-pointers made.

Michigan Tech recorded a 20-8 overall record and made it to the semifinals of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in 2016-17. The Huskies begin the 2017-18 campaign on Thursday night November 2nd in an exhibition game at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with the official season opener against Davis & Elkins in Pepper Pike, Ohio November 10th. Tech's home opener is slated for Monday November 20th against Minnesota Duluth.