Brittany Batts begins her first season as an assistant coach in the women's basketball program. Batts, a native of Leesburg, Va. and a graduate of Loudoun County High School, coached the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at Castleton University in Vermont.
"I am very excited to welcome Brittany to the Eagles family," Gaffney said. "She has been successful in every program she has been a part of - both as a player and coach. Brittany is a Virginia-native with numerous recruiting connections. Those connections, along with an excellent work ethic will make her a great addition to the program"
In her first season at Castleton, Batts helped the team reach the 20-win mark for the fifth straight season. This past season the Spartans finished with a 17-9 record. Her primary duties at Castleton included guard development, recruiting, scouting, film exchange and alumni outreach.
Batts enjoyed a stellar playing career at Gannon University where she played in 125 games and made 92 consecutive starts. She averaged 9.2 points per game during her career and finished with more than 1,000 career points. She set Gannon's single-season mark for 3-pointers made with 102 and ranks second all-time in 3-pointers made with 286.
While at Gannon she was part of a class that won 102 games over four years. The Golden Knights reached the NCAA tournament in each of Batts' four seasons in the program, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2012-13. Batts was named to the All-PSAC Western Division second team as a sophomore. She was a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete selection, a WBCA Good Works Team Nominee in 2015 and a Capital One All-District Academic first-team honoree.
In high school, Batts graduated as Loudoun County's all-time leading scorer with 2,039 points. She helped lead the team to a pair of regional titles and one state championship. Batts was twice named to the all-state team. She was a three-time all-region selection and a four-time all-district pick.
Batts has also worked with the Erie Sports Commission as well as the Washington Spirit and True Athlete Performance. She worked on the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship Marketing Committee and served as the President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Gannon's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Batts graduated from Gannon in 2015 with a major in sports management and marketing and a minor in advertising communication.