Wife. Mother. Daughter.
Sister. Friend.

Keisha Y. Brown

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the Faith.”

When Keisha Brown was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 29, 2007, she had many thoughts running through her mind. Her biggest fear was what was going to happen to her 1 year-old daughter, Angel. This is what led Keisha to later create the Angel Wings Fund, named after her daughter.

Since Keisha had assistance from her friends and family during her battle with cancer, she did not have to worry if Angel was being taken care of. This is something that she would like to provide for other children in Angel’s situation.

On the Court…

Keisha Brown was a four-year letter winner at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.  She was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame and is the only player in school history to score over 1,000 career points and record over 1,000 career rebounds. Brown is also the all-time school leader in total rebounds, offensive rebounds & rebound average.

Keisha coached the Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy boys basketball team to a 79 percent winning percentage between the years of 2003 and 2009.

During her tenure at Sacred Heart Academy, the school compiled a record of 114-30 (79%), and her 2006 squad was the Class D state runner-up. In addition, her teams won five consecutive league championships, four district titles and three regional titles.

Brown’s first coaching position was from 1997-2000 with the Southern Belles Basketball Club in New Orleans, La., coaching the squad to the 2000 Louisiana State Championship. She became junior varsity coach for the Sacred Heart Academy’s girls program in 2001, while also coaching the AAU Central Basketball Club in Mt. Pleasant.

She played professionally for Tamperen-Pyrinto in Finland from 1994-1996 and averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds during her career. Brown also was named as the league’s Most Valuable Player during her time in Finland.

In 2009, Keisha took over as the Head Women’s Coach at Alma College, where she coached for 5 seasons.


…Off the Court

Keisha was an amazing woman.  She was raised in Morgan City, La and was the youngest of six children.  Her family still resides in Morgan City, where her memory still lives on today. 

Keisha was an amazing athlete and her athletic ability took her to Tulane University.  While her on the court abilities took center stage, it was her off the court love of others that was most important to her.  Keisha always put the need of others before her own.  She graduated from Tulane with a bachelors & master’s degree (Social Work).

In 2000, Keisha moved to Mt. Pleasant, MI where she would eventually marry Damon Brown and they had a beautiful daughter, Angel.  While in Michigan, Keisha worked as a Home-Based Therapist in Gratiot County, Elementary School Principal, Athletic Director & School Counselor at Sacred Heart Academy.

Keisha committed herself to helping those impacted by cancer.  Whether it was serving as a speaker for Relay for Life or sitting by someone who was going through chemo, Keisha believed that she could help someone who was battling cancer – all while going through her own journey.