Erica Brown

Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison '79 has announced the hiring of Erica Brown as the next women's lacrosse head coach.

She will begin her duties on Monday, September 12.

"I'm so pleased that Erica Brown will be joining our staff in the coming weeks," said Allison. "Erica brings a wealth of knowledge and interpersonal connections within the intercollegiate women's lacrosse world. Her passion for working with young women was clearly evident in all of our communications. We're fortunate to have found such a quality person, especially at this late stage."

"I am beyond excited to join Roanoke women's lacrosse, the athletic department and the Roanoke College community," mentioned Brown. "I would like to thank Scott Allison, John Farmer and everyone that I was able to interact with on my interview. From the moment I stepped on campus, Roanoke blew me away. The campus, the athletic facilities, the people and most importantly the women's lacrosse team, Roanoke is a special place. I'm looking forward to being a part of an amazing college and continuing the success of the women's lacrosse program."

Brown completed her 10th season as head coach at Tiffin University in 2021-22. She has guided Tiffin to eight straight conference tournament appearances (no conference tourney in 2019-20 due to Covid-19 pandemic) and has a career record of 84-67.

In the 2020-21 season Brown led the Dragons to a three-way tie at the top of the GMAC standings. Senior standout Elle Hamilton was named GMAC Midfielder of the Year, First Team All-Region, and Third Team All-American.

She has coached numerous All Conference standouts, including 43 selections in the last six seasons. In TU's first year in the GMAC in 2019, she led the Dragons to the regular-season conference championship with a perfect 7-0 record and earned a spot in the GMAC title game. Standout Elle Hamilton was named the GMAC Attacker of the Year, while Brown was named conference Coach of the Year.

She led the Dragons to three straight GLIAC Tournament Championship game appearances from 2013-2015. Goalkeeper Jessica Bombard and attacker Emily Roussel were named IWLCA All Americans, while in 2014, they also had two players earn top honors in the conference, as GLIAC co-Attacker of the Year Emily Roussel and two-time GLIAC Goalkeeper of the Year Jessica Bombard were honored. Bombard was also named Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013, while Alexandria Quast earned All-American honors after setting numerous game, season, and career NCAA Division II records.