With over 18 years of college and professional coaching experience, Brianna Finch joined the FIU staff in July of 2019 after spending the previous three seasons with Barry University as an assistant coach.
This past year, Finch was selected as one of thirty participants for the WBCA Women Coaches NEXT UP Program, along with being a keynote speaker at Basketball Manitoba Super Conference in October (2019). Finch has also presented on-court at the 2015 NCAA Final Four and at the Nike Assistant Coaches Roundtables in 2012.
Finch helped lead the Bucs to the largest single season win improvement in all of NCAA Division II in just her second season as an assistant. The Bucs saw their scoring offense increase, and offensive field goal percentage improve. During the 2017-18 season Barry led the conference in 3-point field goal % and 3-pointers made per game. As recruiting coordinator at Barry University, Finch helped bring in two All-SSC First Team selections and consecutive All-Newcomer Team selections. Additionally, signed players from the U16/U18 English National Team, Italian National League (Serie A1), and Norwegian National Team.
During her two seasons as the head coach at NMHU, the team had four players named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Cowgirls also posted a team GPA above 3.0 and had eight players selected as Academic All-RMAC.
Finch took over as women's basketball coach with the Cowgirls after more than a decade of coaching experience at the junior college and NCAA levels as well as spending time overseas. She spent the 2013-14 season as the head coach of Lemvig Basketball Club in Denmark, competing in the Danish Professional League, leading them to a 19-11 record and into the league semifinals.
Finch also served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UC Irvine from 2008-11. At UCI she contributed to the programs' improved record from 7-23 to 15-15 over her three seasons on staff.