Katie Meier

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Katie Meier is the women's basketball head coach for the University of Miami.[1] She is a 1990 graduate of Duke University, where she played college basketball.[1]

Katie Meier
Medal record
Women’s Basketball
Head Coach for  United States
FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship
Gold 2012 Gurabo, Puerto Rico Team Competition
Head Coach for  United States
FIBA U19
Gold 2013 Lithuania Team Competition

Coaching career[edit]

Miami (FL)[edit]

Meier is in her sixth season as the head women's basketball coach for the Miami Hurricanes. She led her 2010-2011 team to a 26-3 (12-2) record and claimed a share of the ACC regular season title. She was named ACC Coach of the Year for the 2010-2011 campaign.[2]

Charlotte[edit]

During her four-year tenure at Charlotte, Meier led the 49ers to three postseason berths - one NCAA Tournament appearance (2003) and two WNIT appearances (2004, 2005) - and a combined overall record of 76-45 (.628). Prior to her appointment as head coach at Charlotte in 2001, the 49ers had only one previous postseason appearance - a WNIT berth in 1990.

In her inaugural campaign at Charlotte, Meier led the 49ers to a 16-13 finish to record their first winning season in eight years. The following season, she guided the 49ers to a 21-9 finish marking the most wins (21) in over a decade at Charlotte. With a 12-2 record in Conference USA play, Meier and the 49ers also earned the school's first-ever C-USA regular-season championship and earned the school's first-ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament.

Tulane University[edit]

Prior to Charlotte, Meier spent seven seasons at Tulane University, serving as an associate head coach from 1999-01 and an assistant coach on the Green Wave staff from 1994-99. As a member of the Tulane coaching staff, Meier helped the Green Wave to an overall record of 164-52 (.759) in seven seasons, including the highest ranking in school history (13th by the Associated Press) in 2000 and a school-record 27 wins the same season

During her time at Tulane, Meier and the Green Wave also saw an impressive seven-year run at the NCAA Tournament.

UNC Asheville[edit]

Meier began her collegiate coaching career at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she served as an assistant coach during the 1993-94 season.

USA basketball[edit]

Meier is the head coach of the USA Women's USA U18 team, representing the USA in the FIBA Americas Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico [3]

Playing career[edit]

Meier's success as a coach is a direct reflection on her playing career as a stand-out at Duke University. A four-year letterwinner for the Blue Devils under head coach Debbie Leonard from 1986–90, Meier's name is scattered throughout the Duke record books. In 1990, Meier was named to the team representing the USA at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team was primarily made up of players from North Carolina State, while Meier was one of three players from other schools. The team had a record of 3–4 in the competition. Meier averaged 5.9 points per game.[4]

She currently ranks third all-time in scoring average (16.2 points per game), steals (232), free throws made (447) and free throws attempted (624). She also ranks fourth all-time in points (1,761), and fifth all-time in field goals made (653), field goals attempted (1,283) and assists (409) and ninth all-time at Duke in rebounding average (6.1 rebounds per game).

At Duke, in 1986, she earned ACC Rookie of the Year and Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-America honors. Meier injured her knee during her in 1988 during her junior season and ultimately missed the entire 1989 campaign while recovering.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2011 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 2 Division I Coach of the Year[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Katie Meier". Miami Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miami Hurricanes’ Meier, Johnson are ACC coach, player of year". The Miami Herald. March 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Katie Meier". USA Basketball. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "1990 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 Aug 2014. 
  5. ^ http://everitas.univmiami.net/2011/03/30/katie-meier-named-russell-athleticwbca-region-2-division-i-coach-of-the-year/