Susan Brown

Susan BrownCoach • Inducted 2004

Susan Brown mastered the revolving door of volleyball players at the community college level during her 16 seasons at JCCC, winning 14 conference titles along the way. During her tenure, Brown built one of the country’s more successful programs, not to mention a dynasty in the East Jayhawk Conference. Overall, Brown compiled 527 wins, which ranks her among the top 10 in the NJCAA. In her 16 seasons, the Cavaliers averaged 32 wins per season.

During the 1990s, Brown guided her teams to three 40-win seasons, including two straight. Impressive numbers, but her record in the conference was astounding. Under her leadership, JCCC compiled a remarkable 178-19 mark against East Jayhawk Conference opponents. That translates to a .904 winning percentage. Over the seven seasons in the 1990s, JCCC posted an 85-7 record, good for a .924 clip. In 1995, JCCC completed its conference schedule without a blemish on its record, marking the fifth time in school history a JCCC team completed conference play undefeated. Additionally, her team became the first to not lose a game in 16 conference matches, posting a 32-0 game record. In addition to her stellar record in the conference, Brown also led her teams to three Region VI titles from 1981 to 1983. During that span, her Cavaliers competed in the NJCAA National Tournament, where they finished 13th, fourth and fifth. She was named region Coach of the Year each season.

Individually, Brown’s student-athletes experienced success as well. During her career, she coached two first-team All-Americans, 28 All-Region VI and 44 Jayhawk All-Conference performers. Three individuals received the Judith K. Bragg award given to the region volleyball player who demonstrates leadership in the classroom, community and on the court. She also coached four NJCAA Academic All-Americans. In the fall of 2001, Brown received her highest honor, earning induction into the NJCAA Volleyball Hall of Fame.