April 11, 2001
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - Women's basketball Associate Head Coach Katie Meier has accepted the head coaching position at Charlotte, it was announced Wednesday.
Meier takes over in Charlotte after spending the last seven seasons as an assistant under Tulane head coach Lisa Stockton. She was promoted to associate head coach at the conclusion of the 1998-99 season and served in that capacity in each of the last two seasons. During her stay in New Orleans, Meier helped the Green Wave compile a 161-53 record (.752) and earn seven consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.
"This is a great opportunity for Kate and we are extremely excited for her," Tulane head coach Lisa Stockton said. "We appreciate everything that she has given to Tulane women's basketball. Her hiring at Charlotte speaks very highly of the program we have built here at Tulane and its view in the national scene."
Meier arrived with Stockton at the start of the 1994-95 season, which saw the Green Wave earn its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. Over the next seven seasons, Tulane won four Conference USA Tournament titles and two C-USA regular-season crowns. Ten different Green Wave players earned all-conference recognition, including Grace Daley, Barbara Farris and Janell Burse, who were each named as All-Americans during their time at Tulane.
Meier is part of a select group of fomer Tulane players and assistant coaches who are currently in the coaching profession. That group also includes current Tulane assistant coach Rodnelle Hadley, who played with the Green Wave under Stockton and Meier from 1994-98.
"Kate has been a big part of our program over the last seven years," Stockton added. "Her experience in our league will definitely help her at Charlotte. We wish her the best of luck."
Tulane returns 10 players from a team that won its third consecutive Conference USA Tournament title this season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh straight year. In addition, the Wave will be joined by transfer Kaisha Lymon as well as incoming freshmen standouts Shelly Cayette, Lakeithia Hampton and Kinya Lennix.