Veteran collegiate assistant women's basketball coach Kim Brewton was named the newest addition to the Middle Tennessee coaching staff in July 2010 and she will begin her third season with the Blue Raiders in 2012-13.
"To be able to get someone with Kim's ability is what we needed," Insell said at the time of her hiring. "She has a great personality and brings a lot of experience at the Division I game to the staff. She has been in this game for eight years and knows the ins and outs of recruiting. We just feel very fortunate to have her join us."
Brewton has transformed the Blue Raider backcourt in her two seasons, including helping Kortni Jones successfully move from the point guard to shooting guard position last year. In her first year playing primarily at the ‘2’, Jones became an All-Sun Belt First Team honoree and finished as the team’s leading scorer.
Jones also set single-season school and conference records for 3-pointers made (115) and attempted (329), placing second nationally and tying for 10th on the all-time NCAA list for conversions.
Freshman Shanice Cason stepped into the starting role for 30 games as the team’s point guard and led the squad in assist/turnover ratio. In her first season with the MT program, Brewton was instrumental in the development of the perimeter players, which included senior Anne Marie Lanning netting her 1,000th career point and being selected to the All-Sun Belt First Team. Jones also moved into second place on the school's single-season list for assists under Brewton's watch.
Prior to arriving in Murfreesboro, Brewton spent six seasons, 2004-05 through 2009-10, as an assistant for her father, Rick Reeves, at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
While with the Runnin' Bulldogs, she was the team's recruiting coordinator and helped bring in a nationally-ranked class in 2007-08. The program tallied just five wins in the year before she was hired but registered a school-record 28 in 2009-10, including 16 consecutive, on its way to the first Big South regular-season crown in school history and a WNIT berth. She coached Margaret Roundtree to Big South Player of the Year accolades, while three others made the all-conference teams during her tenure.
The Lynchburg, Va., native spent the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons as the administrative assistant and radio color analyst at Southern Miss. She completed her master's degree in sports administration at Southern Miss in 2002.
Brewton was a three-year letterwinner at Liberty in Lynchburg, Va., where she played for her father for two years. The Flames won three-straight Big South titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times, including the 1998 campaign, in which they were 28-0 entering the field only to be stopped in the opening round by top seed and eventual national champion Tennessee.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Liberty in 2000, earning her bachelor's degree in sports management.
Brewton is the mother of two daughters, Grace (9) and Kalyn (5). She was married in August 2011 to Eric Brewton.