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At Towson, Reid Geckeler coached five All-Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) players, three members of the CAA All-Academic team, two members of the CAA All-Defensive squad as well as having one player named to the CAA All-Rookie Team. Off the court, she developed partnerships with the Maryland National Guard and the team was very active in the Baltimore community. During her tenure at Towson, Coach Geckeler had four players sign professional contracts to continue their playing career overseas.
Reid Geckeler went to Towson from Howard University, where she had back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons and three postseason tournament appearances. Her associate head coach with the Bison was current Hoya coach James Howard.
Prior to Geckeler's first season with the Bison in 2008-09, Howard won just four games. In 2011-12, Geckeler compiled a 24-9 mark, tying the program's all-time record for wins in a season. She amassed 85 career wins at Howard, including 44 in her final two seasons alone. Under her guidance, the Bison earned their first ever preseason WNIT berth and went to the postseason WNIT twice (2011, 2012) and the 2013 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI). Those were the first three postseason bids in program history.
She coached the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Year and the 2011 MEAC Player of the Year, Saadia Doyle, as well as three first team all-league honorees. In her final two seasons, two of her players ranked in the top 15 and three ranked in the top 35 in the nation statistically, in points per game, assist/turnover ratio and assists per game. Her teams were in the top 15 in the country in scoring defense in 2012 (14th - 53.0 ppg) and 2013 (sixth - 50.3 ppg).
She had a 100 percent graduation rate and eight student-athletes earned spots on the MEAC All-Academic team. In addition seven players graduated magna cum laude.
Prior to her tenure at Howard, Geckeler served an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgetown (1996-2002; 2004-08) and as an assistant and associate head coach at Fordham (1995-96; 2002-04) where she coached a combined 11 conference all-academic team selections and one Rhodes Scholar finalist.
While at Georgetown, she signed the No. 6 recruiting class in the country in 2007-08 - a group that led the Hoyas to three NCAA Tournament berths. Reid Geckeler also guided Rebekkah Brunson, the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year in 2001, who plays for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. Her 1999-2000 recruiting class was also ranked in the top 30. At Fordham, Geckeler signed a top 50 recruiting class in 2003-04.
Geckeler, a 1993 graduate of Georgetown with a bachelor's degree in psychology, was a four-year starter at point guard for the Hoyas. She served as team captain and led Georgetown to the 1992-93 BIG EAST Conference co-championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Geckeler finished her career as a Hoya ranked in the top 10 for 3-point field goals made, 3-point field-goal percentage, assists and games played.
Geckler is married to Timothy Geckeler, a former football player at Rutgers, and they have an eight-year old daughter, MaKenzie. She resides in Waldorf, Md.