Miami basketball coaching wins leader Katie Meier announces retirement

Katie Meier who is the all-time leader in wins for the Miami basketball program announced her retirement on Thursday.
Mar 20, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Miami (FL) Hurricanes head coach Katie Meier (L), guard Michelle
Mar 20, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Miami (FL) Hurricanes head coach Katie Meier (L), guard Michelle / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

After a 357-227 record in 19 seasons with the Miami basketball program and an overall record of 433–272 in 23 seasons as a head coach, Katie Meier announced her retirement on Thursday. Miami finished 19-12 in 2023-24. The Hurricanes missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth after most projections had them in.

Following the NCAA Tournament snub, Miami turned down a bid in the Women's WBIT as the number one seed in the entire tournament. Meier led Miami to the 2023 Elite Eight where they lost to eventual National Champion LSU. Before coaching at Miami, Meier had a 76–45 record with one NCAA Tournament berth in four seasons at Charlotte.

Miami reached 10 NCAA Tournaments in the 19 seasons under Meier. The Hurricanes had a 9-10 NCAA Tournament record under Meier. The 2023 Elite Eight run was the deepest in history for the Miami women's program. In a letter posted to social media, Meier stated Miami was her dream job.

Meier's father played at DePaul in the early 1960s. After growing up in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Meier followed in her father's footsteps playing collegiately at Duke. Meier was the 1986 ACC Rookie of the Year and Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-American. Meier finished her Duke career in the top five in multiple categories.

The 13 postseason berths and 10 NCAA Tournaments are the most by any coach in the history of the Miami basketball program. Per MiamiHurricanes.Com "Meier, who was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, coached 16 All-ACC honorees, five All-America selections and six WNBA draft picks during her tenure in Coral Gables."

Following a 28-5 season Meier was named"Associated Press National Coach of the Year in 2011 and the 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year." The retirement of Meier creates the second major hire for Miami athletic director Dan Radakovich. Miami promoted J.D. Arteaga as head baseball coach for the 2024 season.

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Meier leaves the Miami basketball roster in a good place. Almost the entire Miami roster is eligible to return for the 2024-25 season. No Miami women's basketball players have entered the transfer portal. Some of the players may choose to enter the transfer portal with Meier's retirement.