An East Carolina alumnae and a former track and field standout for the Pirates from 2003-2007, Brie Berkowitz enters her third season as an assistant coach at ECU after joining the staff in August 2012. Berkowitz will supervise the cross country distance runners, as well as assist in all aspects of track and field.
In 2013, Berkowitz coached Brooke Kott to All-Conference USA First Team honors after she finished in seventh place overall at the league's 5K championship meet in Denton, Texas.
A two-time team captain for East Carolina's track and field team, Berkowitz competed in the 400-meter hurdles and the pole vault. In fact, Berkowitz and her relay team of Lindsay Dolan, Lanaire Lindo, and Jaslyn Grullon still hold the ECU record of 1:01.59 set in 2007 at the Florida Relays in the 100-meter shuttle relays.
Prior to her return to East Carolina, Berkowitz worked at the University of Miami as the travel and events coordinator in the Hurricane athletic department. She also had stints working for the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers in their respective sales departments.
Berkowitz could not be happier to return to her alma mater, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a master's degree in sport management. While pursuing her graduate degree, the York, Pa., native worked as a graduate assistant in academics and as a volunteer coach with the track and field squad. Berkowitz feels she has the ability to relate to student-athletes and help them excel and reach their full potential.
Her father, Marvin Berkowtiz, is a cross country/track and field coach at Redlion Area Senior High School in Pennsylvania. The elder Berkowitz is a former Penn State weightlifter, while Berkowitz's mother, Darla, ran cross country at York College (Pa.).