Some breaking news out of San Antonio - courtesy of Trinity Sports Information:
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
TRINITY’S GEYER RESIGNS AS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HEAD COACH
SAN ANTONIO – Becky Geyer has resigned as head women’s basketball coach after 13 seasons at Trinity University to accept a position of assistant coach at the University of Central Florida.
Geyer, who led the Tigers to the NCAA Division III Championship in 2003, will join the staff of the Division I Golden Knights in Orlando.
Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King said the university will immediately begin a national search to fill the position.
“Our plan is to find a replacement for Coach Geyer who will continue her legacy of success in Division III women’s basketball at the national and conference levels,” King said. “I want to thank Becky for her enormous contribution to Trinity athletics and wish her all the best in reaching her career goals. Today, not only did Trinity lose a head coach, we also lost our recruiting coordinator, Brad Durchslag, who accepted an assistant’s position at Carnegie Melon University.”
Geyer amassed an overall record of 229-107 (68.2 percent), but took the Tigers to a 77-13 mark (85.6 percent) over the past three years. The record included a 28-5 finish during the national championship season. Under Geyer’s guidance, Trinity earned bids to the NCAA tournament four times, in 1995, 1996, 2003 and 2005. She was twice elected the Molton/Women’s DIII News National Coach of the Year, in 1995 and 2003.
“It’s a new challenge for me at an up-and-coming Division I program,” said Geyer, selected as the 2003 San Antonio Express-News Sportswoman of the Year. “I have had great relationships with the athletes and coaches at Trinity. The athletes I worked with are fine young ladies. We’ve enjoyed so many special memories. Winning a national championship was pretty cool, too.”