Kristen Buckley joined the Brown coaching staff in August 2008 after having spent four seasons as an assistant coach and five as a head coach at Colorado Chrstian.
In her time as the head women's coach, Buckley coached multiple All-Conference players, and one Freshman of the Year. She was voted the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division Coach of the Year in 2007, and received the Institutional RMAC Sportsmanship award in both 2007 and 2008. She guided the Cougars to the most single season wins in CCU women's basketball history, and its first post-season appearance in seven years at both the RMAC tournament and NCCAA tournament.
During her last two seasons as a head coach, Buckley also served as an Assistant Athletic Director from 2006-2008. She was the Booster Club Director, served as the Accounting Director, and served on various committees, including the Hall of Fame committee, golf tournament committee and hiring committees. From 1999-2007, she was Colorado Christian's Accounting Manager, supervising all athletic accounts.
As an assistant coach, Buckley was in charge of recruiting, conditioning workouts, and worked closely with the post and wing players. She implemented camps and clinics in all capacities, and was in charge of video and tape exchange and game management.
Prior to Colorado Christian, Buckley also spent time as an assistant coach at the Colorado School of Mines and Kansas Newman University. She earned her B.S. in Sociology at Drake University, graduating in 1998. Buckley resides in Barrington with her husband, Stan, and daughter Faith.