Princeton adds former Purdue Fort Wayne assistant to coaching staff

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An assistant coach who helped guide Purdue Fort Wayne to the brink of a conference title will join the staff of the defending EIVA champions.

Princeton head coach Sam Shweisky announced Monday that the school hired Lindsay Brown to be an assistant coach.

“Lindsay embodies everything it means to be a Tiger. She has a tireless work ethic, is incredibly detail-oriented, has a high volleyball IQ and will bring a consistent, positive energy to everything she does,” Shweisky said in a statement. “Coach Brown’s success as a top recruiter in the MIVA and her unparalleled success within the USA Volleyball community will be huge assets to our program and to our student athletes’ experiences.”


Brown had been on the Purdue Fort Wayne coaching staff staff since 2017 and helped the Mastodons as a No. 6 seed reach the MIVA Tournament finals last season. She also served as the team’s interim head coach for part of the 2021 season when coach Rock Perrotte was on leave.

Along with her college coaching experience, Brown was the assistant coach for the U.S. Boys’ National Team at the 2022 U19 Pan American Cup last month. The United States did not lose a set at the international tournament en route to winning the gold medal and clinching a berth for the 2023 FIVB U19 World Championship.

Both Brown and Shweisky were on the U.S. coaching staff for the Pan American Cup.

Princeton last season upset the No. 1 seed Penn State in the EIVA Tournament semifinals and then won its second EIVA championship in the last four years. In addition, Princeton lost to North Greenville in the NCAA Tournament opening round.