Katie Meier signs contract extension through 2026-27
One of the most important aspects of running any successful business, is being able to keep the talent you already have on your team. The University of Miami did that today by extending the contract of Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Katie Meier, through the 2026 season. Meier has been with the Hurricanes since 2005 and in that time has led the program to it’s highest of highs. In fact, the Canes have only endured 3 losing season under Meier, the last of which came back in the 2008 season. Her 324 wins are the most in school history.
Some other notable stats/accolades for Coach Meier
25 – professional players
12 – postseason berths
10 – 20-win seasons
6 – All-America honorees
5 – WNBA draft picks
1 – AP National Coach of the Year (2011)
As a player Meier was a decorated standout at ACC foe Duke University. A four-year letter winner for the Blue Devils from 1986-90, Meier’s name is peppered throughout the Duke record books. She currently sits among the school’s all-time career leaders in scoring average (16.2 points per game) and steals (232). The Miami head lady is also listed among Duke’s leaders in career points (1,761), field goals made (653),assists (409) and rebounding average (6.1 rebounds per game). The woman could play. The woman can also coach.
Some turbulent weather however sought shelter and there was talk about Meier’s future during the offseason, and rightfully so. After 10
consecutive seasons of enjoying a post-season berth, the Lady Canes had been shut out of tournament play the last two years. Whether or not Coach Meier heard that chatter or not, she certainly had her team ready from the jump in 21-22. The Lady Canes completed a successful U-Turn under Meyer’s guidance who led them dancing to the round of 32 before ultimately falling short to South Carolina 49-33.
I look forward to seeing the Lady Canes progress over the next few years and hopefully snap up a Sweet Sixteen berth or more before Coach Meier hangs up her whistle!