PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Lake Erie College athletics and Director of Athletics Kelley Kish announced the hiring of Brooklyn Kohlheim as the new Women's Basketball Head Coach.
Kohlheim's most recent stop was at Michigan Tech as an assistant coach. She spent the 2017-18 season with the Huskies, and helped lead them to a 23-6 overall record, and a 17-3 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). With Kohlheim's assistance the Huskies climbed as high as 10th in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) national rankings.
As a member of the Huskies coaching staff, Michigan Tech advanced into the 2018 GLIAC tournament, and received an at large bid into the 2018 Division II NCAA Tournament. During Kohlheim's stay at Michigan Tech four student-athletes earned All-GLIAC honors, and three Huskies earned the GLIAC Player of the Week distinction.
Prior to Michigan Tech Kohlheim was an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She spent a total of five seasons at Nova Southeastern (2011-12 through 2014-15, 2016-17).
While at NSU, 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.
Prior to NSU, Kohlheim also spent two seasons at the University of Indianapolis where she helped lead the team to a NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2010. 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 Division 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 program's all-time leader in free throw percentage and 3-pointers made.