Meier in 2008
|Sport(s)||Women's college basketball|
December 19, 1967 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1993–1994||UNC Asheville (assistant)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Meier is in her twelfth 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, as well as the AP College Basketball Coach of the Year
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.Meier was named both the WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2003.
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.Meier was named both the WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2003.
Meier was named both the WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2003.
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.
Meier served as the head coach of the USA Women's USA U18 team, representing the USA in the FIBA Americas Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico where the team won all five games, resulting in the gold medal for the competition. She then continued as the head coach of the USA U19 team, which represented the USA in the FIBA U19 World Championship held in Panevezys and Klaipeda, Lithuania in 2013. The helped guide the team to a 9–0 record, which resulted in the gold medal for the competition. She was named (along with Billy Donovan), co-recipient of the 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award.
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.
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.
Head Coaching Record
|Charlotte (Conference USA) (2001–2005)|
|2002–03||Charlotte||21–9||12–2||1st||NCAA 1st Round|
|2003–04||Charlotte||17–14||8–6||7th||WNIT Second Round|
|2004–05||Charlotte||22–9||9–5||5th||WNIT First Round|
|Charlotte:||76–45 (.628)||36–20 (.643)|
|Miami (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2005–present)|
|2005–06||Miami||17-13||6–8||T–6th||WNIT Second Round|
|2009–10||Miami||22–14||4–10||T-10th||WNIT Runner Up|
|2010–11||Miami||28–5||12–2||T-1st||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2011–12||Miami||26–6||14–2||2nd||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2012–13||Miami||21–11||11–7||T-4th||NCAA 1st Round|
|2013–14||Miami||16–15||8–8||8th||WNIT First Round|
|2014–15||Miami||20–13||8–8||T-7th||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2015–16||Miami||24–9||10-6||5th||NCAA 1st Round|
|2016–17||Miami||24-9||10-6||7th||NCAA 2nd Round|
|Miami:||231–152 (.603)||89–93 (.489)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
Awards and honors
- 2003 WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year
- 2003 Conference USA Coach of the Year
- 2011 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 2 Division I Coach of the Year
- 2011 AP College Basketball Coach of the Year
- 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award
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- "Coaching Honors for Donovan, Meier". www.usab.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
- "1990 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 Aug 2014.