Aug. 29, 2002
Brown University Head Coach Jean Burr has named two new assistants to her coaching staff, Kathleen Cronin and Stephanie Tobey. The two new coaches join Coach Burr and her second year assistant Pamela Bass, a former Brown Basketball Player.
Cronin is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in wildlife biology. She was a four year member of the women's basketball team and captain of the squad her senior year.
Cronin went on to play professional basketball in Figueira da Foz, Portugal for the Sporting Club Figueirense. She led the club to a third place conference ranking, averaging 33 points and 12 boards pre game.
Cronin then continued her career in professional basketball with Washington Sports and Entertainment where she was an Account Executive for the Washington Mystics. While working for the Mystics she was named Mystics Salesperson of the Year 2001, achieving 150% of the 2001 Mystics season sales goal. Cronin also represented the Washington Wizards at various games and events.
Cronin's final stop before joining Burr's coaching staff brings her most experience to the court. She was a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Washington Mystics where her duties included preparation for practices, scrimmages, and attending to many managerial tasks that supported the coaching staff.
The Bears also added a Volunteer/Third Assistant to their coaching staff in Stephanie Tobey. Tobey is a 2002 graduate of Bryant College with a degree in Business Administration. During her tenure at Bryant, Tobey was a four-year starter at center.
In addition to her career as center at Bryant, Tobey also has experience in coaching. She has worked several clinics and camps, including the University of Connecticut Women's Basketball Camp.
Tobey's concentration at Brown University will be helping out with the post players and supervising the Brown weight training program.