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Chattanooga Women's Basketball Camps

Chattanooga Women's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Katie Burrows
Assistant Coach

Former Chattanooga women's basketball player Katie Galloway Burrows enters her eighth year on the bench for the Mocs and her fifth as an assistant to Jim Foster.

Katie came to Chattanooga in 2000 and was an integral member of a squad that won four straight Southern Conference regular season titles and SoCon Tournament crowns. In her time at UTC, the Lady Mocs posted an overall record of 102-23 with wins over such teams as Florida State, Alabama and Louisville. The Lady Mocs advanced to the postseason all four years including three NCAA championships.

In her senior year, the Lady Mocs posted the nation's longest active winning streak at 27 games culminating with UTC's NCAA first-round win over Rutgers. In that game, Burrows sank the most memorable shot in Chattanooga history nailing a 30-foot bank shot from the right side sparking a comeback that led to a 74-69 win over the Scarlet Knights.

Katie earned a spot as one of former head coach Wes Moore's Top 10 players in UTC's celebration of "Moore in McKenzie, a Decade of Dominance". She ranks in the top 10 in UTC history in 3-pointers made with 107 and 3-pointers attempted with 315.

In her seven years as an assistant coach at Chattanooga, the Mocs have won five SoCon Tournament crowns and advanced to the NCAA five times with one trip to the WNIT. UTC posted an overall record of 171-54 (.760) and a 104-16 (.867) mark in league play.

Prior to her return to UTC, Burrows was a coach and teacher at Ringgold High School for three years. She took over a Ringgold program that had won just three games in year prior to her arrival. The Lady Tigers steadily increased their win total in each of her three seasons culminating in Ringgold's first state  playoff appearance since 1986 when the team lost to Rossville in the Class AAA finals.

Prior to that she was the head coach of the girl's basketball team at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tenn., from 2005-07 and taught health and physical education. Immediately following her graduation from UTC she was the assistant girls basketball coach at GPS from 2004-05 under former UTC player Susan Lance Crownover.

Katie attended Lookout Valley High School where she was named the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year and was a four-time first team Chattanooga Times Free Press All-City and three-time Region Player of the Year and first team all-state. She was named a Tennessee Class A Miss Basketball finalist in back-to-back seasons.

Katie learned her trade at an early age from her father Joe Galloway who was her high school coach. Joe serves on the Hamilton County School Board and, along with his daughter Kristen Clounch, is still coaching at Lookout Valley. Her brother Keith Galloway is married to former UTC standout Jennifer Wilson and the pair coach the boy's and girl's basketball teams at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville.

A 2004 graduate of Chattanooga, Katie earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health K-12. She is married to Nick Burrows. They are the parents of daughters, Jordan and Grace.

 

Brittany Johnson
Assitant Coach

Brittany Johnson begins her fifth season as assistant coach to women's basketball head coach Jim Foster

In her four years as an assistant with the Mocs, UTC has posted an overall record of 103-27 (.792). Chattanooga has won four SoCon regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year.

Johnson, an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention performer, was a four-year Scholar-Athlete and named to Academic All-Big Ten.

After graduating from Ohio State in 2011 with a BS in Sport and Leisure Studies, Johnson played two seasons overseas. Her journey began in Greece for a season-and-a-half where she averaged 23.3 points per game and shot 46 percent from the field. She shot 44 percent from beyond the arc and was 85 percent from the free throw line and was named to the All-Import First Team. In the middle of her second season she moved to Israel where she averaged 42 percent from the field and helped her team to the Israeli Championship.

At Ohio State, Johnson became a fixture in the starting lineup late in her sophomore season. She was a strong perimeter shooter and finished her career with 216 3-pointers, third all-time in Big Ten history, including 85 in her senior campaign. She became the 29th player in program history to top the 1,000-point mark and averaged 43 percent from the field while shooting a scorching 42.4 percent from the 3-point line.

She combined for 10 3-pointers in three NCAA Tournament games her senior year including a 4-of-8 performance against No. 1 seed Tennessee to finish the game with 16 points. Against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, she tied her career high for points with 23 and matched her best effort from beyond the arc with seven 3-pointers, the second most ever in a Big Ten Tournament game and tied for second at Ohio State for a single game. Against Purdue, she drained five 3-pointers in the second half, including the game winning shot with just 0.7 seconds on the clock.

In her junior season, Johnson led the Buckeyes with 77 3-pointers. She was ranked first in the Big Ten and second nationally in 3-point field goal percentage making 48.1 percent of her attempts for an Ohio State record.

Johnson was the 2007 Miss Basketball in Illinois and the Gatorade Player of the Year. She was the first player in Illinois history, male or female, to top 4,000 points and finished her career with 4,039 points and scored in double figures in 128 of 129 games.

Her primary responsibilities on the court is working with the guards.

 

Jon Goldberg
Assistant Coach

Jonathon Goldberg enters his first season as an assistant coach with UTC this season and his fourth with the Mocs. He served as the Director of Student-Athlete Development last season and was a student coach the two seasons prior to that while earning his Masters of Health & Human Performance.

In his three seasons with Chattanooga, the Mocs won three straight Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles. UTC advanced to the NCAA Tournament and in each season saw the Mocs ranked as high as 17th by the Associated Press.

Jon graduated from Emerson College, a small Division III school in Boston, MA, in the spring of 2014. He earned a B.S. in Communication Studies. While at Emerson, Jon played under Head Coach Jim O’Brien and Assistant Coaches Bill Curley, Jack Barrett, and Alfred “Rico” Cabral. During his junior and senior year at Emerson, Jon was nominated captain by his teammates. In his senior year, the Emerson Lions defeated the number one ranked team in the nation, Amherst College, and the number three-ranked team in the nation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Jon led the Lions in minutes played, rebounds, and free throw percentage, while being second on the team in scoring and steals per game. He was honored as a First Team All-Conference Player in the NEWMAC, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. He also received Emerson’s Male Athlete of the Year, as well as Emerson’s Student-Athlete of the Year.

During Jon’s time in college, he coached the AAU travel basketball team, the Vermont Heat. This is where he discovered his passion for coaching and mentoring youth.

For high school, Jon attended Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, VT. During his three years there, the Green Knights won two state championships under Head Coach Paul Pecor. He was named to Burlington Free Press’s first team all-state in his senior year.

Jon is the son of Les and P.J. Goldberg and brother to Katie Goldberg.

 

Ka'Vonne Towns
Director of Student-Athlete Development

2015 Chattanooga graduate Ka’vonne Towns is the Mocs’ Director of Student-Athlete Development. She becomes the third former Chattanooga player on the staff, joining Katie (Galloway) Burrows, ’04 and Alicia “Red” Payne, ’16.

Towns was a 2015 Southern Conference All-Tournament selection. She helped the Mocs to four straight SoCon regular season and tournament titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Foster moved her to point guard her senior season where she started 31 of 33 games. She ranks 10th in UTC history for games played with 125 over four years. She closed out her career with 682 points, scoring 291 her final campaign and had 340 career rebounds. She dished out 177 assists with 77 in her senior year and had 162 steals.

In her senior year she recorded a career-high in scoring with 18 points against South Florida, had a career-high eight rebounds against Western Carolina and had nine assists in UTC’s win at Harvard.

 

Debbie Black
Director of Operations

Debbie Black begins her first season as the Mocs Director of Basketball Operations.

UTC head coach Jim Foster and Black have an extensive association. She first played for the Hall of Fame coach at St. Joseph’s leading the Hawks to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances before graduating in 1984.

Her first assistant coaching position was for Foster at Vanderbilt during the 1999-2000 season. Following her retirement from the WNBA in 2005, she returned to assist Foster at Ohio State for eight seasons. The Buckeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2009 and 2011.

She spent the last four seasons at Eastern Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference. She led the Panthers to the OVC Tournament twice and finished tied for second in the West in the 2013-14 campaign.

She represented Team USA at the Williams Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The team had a 7-1 record and won the gold medal after defeating Japan 56-54 in the final. She played eight seasons with the Tasmanian Islanders of the WNBL in Australia and helped them to national titles in 1991 and 1995.

In the ABL she was an All-Star selection for the Colorado Xplosion and the 1997 Defensive Player of the Year. While playing for the Atlanta Glory in December 1996, she became one of just a handful of players to record a quadruple double (10p, 14r, 12a, 10s).

In 1999, Black was drafted by the Utah Starzz of the WNBA in the second round. She played for the Miami Sol from 2000-2002 and earned the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award at the age of 35. In 2003 she was acquired by the Connecticut Sun in the dispersal draft and was there until her retirement in 2005.

Black was hired in May 2013, and served four years as the Panthers’ head coach, compiling a 34-80 record. Her best season was her first, leading Eastern Illinois to a 12-16 record. She replaced Lee Buchanan, who coached for one season before taking the head coaching job of the LaGrange Panthers.