Nikki Brown
Jacksonville State University
Nikki Brown
Assistant Coach
Jacksonville State University

Division 1

Brown was promoted to full-time status. 

The first-year assistant was instrumental as a graduate assistant with the program for the past two seasons. After concluding a phenomenal soccer career at the University of North Alabama in 2012, she came on board for the 2013 season. In 2014, JSU defied the preseason prognostications and turned in a 6-4 worksheet within the conference and an 11-win season. Jax State made its fourth OVC Tournament appearance and the first since 2005. JSU made an incredible run in the conference tournament, reaching the championship match before falling to SIU Edwardsville in overtime. The Gamecocks opened with a win over UT Martin in penalty kicks in the opening round before dispatching regular season champion and host, Southeast Missouri, 1-0, in the semifinals.

Brown, a native of Bognor Regis, England, helped the Lions to an impressive 63-16-3 record in her four seasons at the Florence, Ala., school. The four-year starter appeared in 81 matches, including 78 starts at UNA. While fighting through injuries the entire 2012 season, Brown finished with 11 points behind two goals and seven assists. Her seven assists tied for sixth in the Gulf South Conference. She was also listed sixth in the league with a .053 assists-per game average. Brown established a new UNA career assist record with 51 over a four-year time frame.

She earned First Team All-GSC distinction in 2009, 2010 and 2011, while being tabbed Second Team All-GSC as a senior. The captain of the 2012 UNA squad also nabbed All-South Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She also garnered GSC All-tournament honors after helping lead the lions to the conference championship against West Florida.

Brown started collecting post-season accolades in her freshman season. She was named a First Team Daktronics All-South Region selection three times, while also accumulating Second Team Daktronics All-America honors from 2009-2011.

Her dedication was not left on the pitch, as she excelled in the classroom as well. In 2013, she was awarded with the University of North Alabama Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award because of her work on the field and in the classroom, carrying a 3.77 grade point average as a physical education major. Her academic success also earned her Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society status and a spot on the GSC All-Academic Team.

Brown earned a spot on the GSCs Top 10 Award for the third consecutive year in June of 2013. The GSC Top 10 Awards are based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2012-13 academic year and recognize the top five male and top five female student-athletes as the cream of the GSC crop.
Browns off-campus work includes a reading initiative at local elementary schools, coaching a middle school soccer team and volunteering with the local Special Olympics.

She earned her bachelors degree in physical education from UNA in 2013 and received her masters degree in sports management from JSU in 2015.

She is the daughter of Malcolm and Laura Brown.