Katie Meier

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Katie Meier
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Meier in 2008
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMiami (Florida)
Biographical details
Born (1967-12-19) December 19, 1967 (age 51)
Wheaton, Illinois
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–1994UNC Asheville (assistant)
1994–2001Tulane (assistant/associate)
2005–presentMiami (Florida)
Accomplishments and honors

Katie Meier (born December 19, 1967)[1] is the women's basketball head coach for the University of Miami.[2] She is a 1990 graduate of Duke University, where she played college basketball.[2]

Duke statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
1985-86 Duke 30 438 49.6% 0.0% 73.9% 4.9 2.8 1.9 0.4 14.6
1986-87 Duke 29 490 48.0% 0.0% 65.3% 5.2 4.4 2.3 0.4 16.9
1987-88 Duke 22 304 46.4% 23.5% 74.8% 5.6 3.8 2.5 0.7 13.8
1989-90 Duke 28 529 45.9% 26.7% 72.9% 8.9 4.0 1.9 0.6 18.9
Career 109 1761 47.5% 25.0% 71.6% 6.1 3.8 2.1 0.5 16.2

Coaching career[edit]

Miami (FL)[edit]

Meier is in her fourteenth 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[4][5]


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.[6]

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.[6]

Meier was named both the WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2003.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

USA basketball[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11]

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[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Charlotte (Conference USA) (2001–2005)
2001–02 Charlotte 16–13 7–7 8th
2002–03 Charlotte 21–9 12–2 1st NCAA First 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
2006–07 Miami 11–19 2–12 11th
2007–08 Miami 9–21 2–12 T-12th
2008–09 Miami 13–17 2–12 T-12th
2009–10 Miami 22–14 4–10 T-10th WNIT Runner Up
2010–11 Miami 28–5 12–2 T-1st NCAA Second Round
2011–12 Miami 26–6 14–2 2nd NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Miami 21–11 11–7 T-4th NCAA First Round
2013–14 Miami 16–15 8–8 8th WNIT First Round
2014–15 Miami 20–13 8–8 T-7th NCAA Second Round
2015–16 Miami 24–9 10–6 5th NCAA First Round
2016–17 Miami 24–9 10–6 7th NCAA Second Round
2017–18 Miami 21–11 10–6 T–6th NCAA First Round
2018–19 Miami 25–9 12–4 T–3rd NCAA Second Round
Miami: 277–172 (.617) 111–103 (.519)
Total: 353–217 (.619)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2003 WBCA Region IV Division I Coach of the Year[6]
  • 2003 Conference USA Coach of the Year[6]
  • 2011 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 2 Division I Coach of the Year[12]
  • 2011 AP College Basketball Coach of the Year[5]
  • 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Katie Meier". Miami Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Duke Media Guide". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  4. ^ "Miami Hurricanes' Meier, Johnson are ACC coach, player of year". The Miami Herald. March 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  5. ^ a b "Katie Meier Profile". Hurricanesports.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  6. ^ a b c d e "2015-16CHAWBBMediaGuide-withCovers.pdf" (PDF). UNC Charlotte. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Katie Meier Bio - Tulane University Official Athletic Site". www.tulanegreenwave.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  8. ^ "Charlotte Names Katie Meier Head Women's Basketball Coach". Charlotte49ers.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  9. ^ "NINTH WOMEN'S FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2012". www.usab.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  10. ^ "Coaching Honors for Donovan, Meier". www.usab.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-03.
  11. ^ "1990 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 Aug 2014.
  12. ^ http://everitas.univmiami.net/2011/03/30/katie-meier-named-russell-athleticwbca-region-2-division-i-coach-of-the-year/