“I’m excited about the staff we have put together here at Brown, the coaches will bring in great and varying talents to the program,” said Behn. "Jesyka was a terrific player at Boston University and brings experience recruiting at the Division I level.”
Burks-Wiley spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant and recruiting coordinator on Behn’s staff at UMass-Lowell, helping the Riverhawks’ transition into full time Division I athletics. Prior to Lowell, Burks-Wiley joined the Nebraska-Omaha staff as an assistant for the 2012-13 season, guiding the Mavericks to a 17-11 record overall in only their second year of Division I play.
A 2009 graduate of Boston University, she boasted a standout career for the Terriers, becoming one of only eight players to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in their career. A stellar final campaign saw the co-captain average 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, propelling her to America East Player of the Year honors and a Region I finalist for the 2009 State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team.
The Kansas City, Missouri native took her talents overseas after graduation, beginning with Romania ICIM Arad before making stops in the top leagues in Finland and Portugal. She concluded her professional career in Belgium, leading the Castor Braine squad to the second round of the league’s playoffs as the team’s leading scorer.