National Coalition Against Violent Athletes


About Katherine Redmond Brown

Katherine Redmond Brown started the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes when her historic Title IX case against the University of Nebraska and her perpetrators was settled in 1997. After learning how to navigate the system that protects athletes and vilifies victims, she announced its formation in New York City in 1998 and made ending athlete violence her life mission.

Since the formation of the NCAVA, Redmond, a former college lacrosse player, has forged herself as a national expert in athlete violence and response. Her expertise has been recognized with appearances in numerous media outlets and invitations to speak to universities, athletic departments and professional sports organizations.

Since the NCAVA’s inception, Ms. Redmond has been a key player, expert and consultant in national cases against universities and athletes.  She also tours the country developing and empowering college and professional athletes to understand and challenge the rape culture in athletics and society.

Ms. Redmond’s expertise and no-nonsense speaking style has been recognized with appearances on Katie, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, A&E, Court TV, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, HBO Real Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, ABC World News Tonight, The Edge with Paula Zahn and others, as well as through print media around the world. 

She is a consultant to the National Football League and played a role in the formation of the NFL’s stringent zero tolerance policies. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the College Sports Research Institute and the National Institute for Sports Reform. Redmond was named Swiffer's Amazing Woman of the Year, an American Hero by Reader’s Digest and was nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fabulous Female award, among others.

Redmond is married to former Nebraska Cornhuskers and New Orleans Saints running back, Derek Brown, and has two children.