Brittany Campbell will remain a part of the Liberty women's basketball program in 2013-14, serving as an assistant coach.
Liberty Head Women's Basketball Coach Carey Green did not have to look very far to fill out his 2013-14 coaching staff. Brittany Campbell, who wrapped up her playing career for the Lady Flames in 2012-13, will remain a part of the program as an assistant coach. A four-year team captain, Campbell is the first former Lady Flame to serve as an assistant coach at her alma mater since Tiffany Ratcliff in 1998-99. She replaces Heather Stephens, who stepped down recently after spending 10 seasons (2003-04 through 2012-13) on the Lady Flames' staff. "It's Brittany's passion and enthusiasm, along with a thorough knowledge of our basketball program and Liberty University, that qualifies her for the challenge of fitting into the big shoes left by Heather Stephens," Green explained. "She has served in various leadership roles and brings experiences that are relevant to our players." "I want to thank Coach Green for giving me an opportunity to continue serving at this great institution," expressed Campbell. "I am truly honored and humbled to be a member of this extraordinary staff." Campbell, who appeared in 64 games during her five years, saved her best season for last. She started all 34 contests for the Big South champion Lady Flames in 2012-13, averaging 5.7 ppg and shooting a team-high 43.2 percent (38-of-88) from three-point range. The native of nearby Rustburg, Va., posted 10.0 ppg and shot 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from beyond the three-point arc, helping Liberty capture the 2013 Big South Championship title. As a result, Campbell was named to the Big South All-Tournament team. Campbell also earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic team as a redshirt senior. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in May 2011 and is on track to complete her master's degree in professional counseling in December. "It was Brittany's dream to attend Liberty University and play basketball," Green added. "She grew up in the Liberty family, attending summer basketball camps over a decade ago. We are excited to have Brittany give back to our program as a member of our coaching staff and a representative of Liberty University." "As a former player and a Lynchburg native, I am ecstatic to remain a part of the Liberty Athletics family and serve as an assistant for the women's basketball team," noted Campbell. "Growing up in this area, I always had a dream to become a Lady Flame. It is only the Lord who could orchestrate the previous events of my journey to prevail, and yet, exceed my desires by becoming an assistant coach. I am truly blessed to work with Coach Green, his staff and the players to continue the unprecedented success involved with Liberty women's basketball." Campbell is the Lady Flames' first new assistant coach since Andrea "Andy" Bloodworth and Alexis Sherard were both hired prior to the 2007-08 season. Liberty was one of only three NCAA Division I women's basketball teams (also Iowa and Montana) to boast the same four-person coaching staff from 2007-08 through 2012-13.