WOMENS BASKETBALL

Miami womens coach Meier signed through 2024-25

University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James announced Friday a contract extension for head women's basketball coach Katie Meier.

The new contract for Meier, who recently concluded her 14th campaign leading the Hurricanes, will run through the 2024-25 season.

"The University of Miami has been so fortunate to have Katie as our women's basketball coach and her record of success on the court and off is nearly unrivaled," James said. "We are excited that with this extension, she will remain our coach for years to come and I am confident that we will reach even greater heights."

An 18-year head coaching veteran who owns a career record of 353-217, Meier has guided Miami to a 277-172 record during her stellar tenure. She was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame in April 2017.

The Hurricanes have reached the postseason in each of the last 10 years, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament in eight of the past nine campaigns. Miami has also logged at least 20 victories in nine of the last 10 seasons, including tallying 24-plus in three of the past four.

Meier was one of 15 candidates for Werner Ladder Naismith Women's Coach of the Year in 2019. She previously won Associated Press National Coach of the Year and ACC Coach of the Year in 2011, as well as USA Basketball Coach of the Year in 2013.

"Miami is my home. I'm very proud to represent this amazing institution and athletic department," Meier said. "We truly are a family and the energy at UM is so contagious. I'm awfully lucky to have coached such amazing players and worked with such great staffs. I appreciate Blake James and [Deputy AD] Jenn Strawley for their tremendous support and vision, and am so grateful for their faith in me."

In 2018-19, Meier led the Hurricanes to a 25-9 (12-4 ACC) record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. The Hurricanes notched a top-four finish in the ACC for the third time and defeated a pair of top-five opponents along the way.

That included the program's first triumph over a reigning national champion, fourth-ranked Notre Dame, and its first top-three victory, a road win at second-ranked Louisville. Miami capped the year at No. 20 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, its third top-25 spot in four years and second top-20 finish in three.

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June 13, 2019

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