Head Coach at Endicott (2011-present)
99-71 (.582) overall record, 69-39 (.639) in-conference record at Endicott (as of 2016-17 season's end)
2014 ECAC Division III New England Championship
2012 CCC Tournament Finalist
Four-time CCC Tournament Semifinalist (2013-16)
Coached D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region Fourth Team guard Kelsey Cuddy (2015-16), forward Hannah Shaw (2016-17)
Coached 13 All-CCC players, in addition to 2015 CCC Rookie of the Year Hannah Shaw
Coached three 1,000-point scorers: Samantha Crough, Kayleen Whall, and Kelsey Cuddy
31 student-athletes named Academic All-Conference
Jennifer White '14 named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team in 2013
Assistant Coach at Endicott (2008-10)
Assistant Coach at Eastern Connecticut State University (2006-07)
Played at Eastern Connecticut State University (2004-06)
Finished with Bachelor of Arts, History from Northeastern University in 2008
Entering her seventh year as the head coach of the Endicott women’s basketball program in the 2017-18 season, Brittany Hutchinson has an extensive background of basketball experience that has helped to shape her coaching philosophy. In her time as an assistant, she worked under three different coaches with a variety of approaches and she has pulled from their various styles and backgrounds, from the X’s and O’s of the game to their ideas on work ethic and their relationship with their players.
She now adds six years of head coaching experience to her resume, one in which she led the Endicott Gulls to a 23-win season, tying the program record, and won the ECAC Division III New England Championship in the 2013-14 season. In CCC Tournament play, Hutchinson made the conference finals in 2012 and four-straight semifinal appearances in 2013-2016.
Hutchinson, who led the Gulls to a 13-13 (12-6 CCC) record in 2016-17, stresses that her job is to find a balance between pushing her players to their fullest potential, both on the court and in the classroom, and being a role model and mentor for the student-athletes she coaches.
"I keep my door open," says Hutchinson. "I believe in teaching my players to be better, professional communicators; with themselves, with each other and with professors and administrators. Whether it’s their classes or their roommates or their role on the team, I want them to know that my staff and I are their allies. We are on the same team and working towards the same goals; so let’s work at them together and to the best of our abilities.”
Practices under Coach Hutchinson are a combination of teaching and motivation for her players. She educates them not only about the game of basketball but about how to understand their bodies and minds and how ideas such as sleep, water and nutrition make huge differences in performance and ability. She also believes in old-fashioned hard work, both in and out of season, and stresses strength and conditioning all-year round.
“We want to be faster, quicker, and in better shape than our opponents,” says Hutchinson, whose teams like to run a fast break and transition game and control the tempo and whose players have really jumped on board with that philosophy. “Part of what we want to do is outwork our opponents in the offseason so we can showcase that work in season.”
As a team, chemistry is important to Hutchinson, who believes that success on the court is directly tied to how much the players invest in each other. She likes to encourage team bonding while reaching out to the community, getting the group active in events such as the Jimmy Fund Walk and the Boys and Girls Club. She also relies on her team captains and leaders to remember what it was like to be a freshman. The team veterans then take the lead and help first years get acclimated in the fall.
Student-athletes of Coach Hutchinson are exactly that – students first, and she insists that her players arrive at class early, sit up front and are actively engaged. Hutchinson has regular meetings with all players to discuss their academic progress and she holds them to high standards in the classroom. As she continues to strive for more for the program, her players rise up and accept the challenge.
(Page last updated: 06/9/17 at 11:55 AM)