Kelly Britsky enters her eleventh season as the head women’s basketball coach at Georgia Southwestern. She is just the second head coach in the program’s history as a NCAA Division II member. The Lady Canes are coming off a 13-13 record in the 2016-17 season.
During Britsky’s tenure the Lady Hurricanes have built the program’s resume. Their appearance in the 2010 PBC Conference Tournament was the first time the GSW women’s basketball program has made a post season tournament of any kind since the Lady ‘Canes’ appearance in the NAIA Tournament in 2001. That tournament appearance in 2010 represents the accelerated improvement of the program, which didn’t win a conference game in the 2007-08 season.
Prior to her arrival in Americus, Coach Britsky coached at LaGrange College (1999-2007) in LaGrange, Ga. She was the first head coach of the Lady Panthers basketball program and helped lead LaGrange to a United States Athletic Association National Tournament appearance in the program’s third year of existence. The Britsky era at LaGrange included two All-Americans, twelve All-Conference Team Players and five All-Freshman Team members and one Freshman Player of the Year. Her teams have also enjoyed a 100% graduation rate of students that finished their careers in program and have also had 16 All Academic Team Members. Britsky was honored as the 2001-2002 and 2006-2007 Great South Basketball Coach of the Year.
At LaGrange Britsky also coached volleyball for 10 years with a record after of 193-150. Her teams appeared in three United States Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournaments and finished runner-up three times in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC). The Panthers won 20 or more matches in six of her ten seasons. The volleyball team produced four All-Americans, seven all-region players, a region player of the year, a three-time region setter of the year, 20 all-conference players and two conference players of the year and many All Academic team members.
Britsky attended Abraham Baldwin College and was a member of the 1991 National Championship team in softball, also named to the All-National team that year. She then went on to LaGrange College were she finished up her athletic career and earned a degree in history and education. She stayed on as an assistant coach after graduation in 1994 when LaGrange College won a national championship in softball. She left LaGrange and spent three years at Perry High School where she coached softball, basketball and track before returning to LaGrange College to continue her coaching career and earn her Masters in Education.
Britsky has been inducted into both the Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College Hall of Fame in 2010 and LaGrange College Hall of Fame in 2013. Britsky was honored for her time work on the 1991 Softball team at Abraham Baldwin. LaGrange College recognized her work as a student athlete (1993-94) and coach (1997-2007).