Local coaches learn from college and WNBA mentors
Georgetown will appear in the Challenge in Music City
The group will hit the recruiting trail in July
Tipoff is scheduled for noon
As Georgetown's top assistant coach, Reid Geckeler, who is now in her tenth season in the Blue & Gray, will focus on the backcourt as well as fundraising and alumni relations.
Reid Geckeler served the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons as Associate Head Coach at Fordham University prior to joining the GU coaching staff.
Reid Geckeler spent 1996-2002 with the Hoyas as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and academic advisor. During her first go-round at Georgetown as defensive coordinator and guard coach, she helped the Hoyas to three WNIT appearances, while having four guards earn postseason honors in the BIG EAST. She also had eight players earn All-BIG EAST All-Academic accolades.
As a player, Reid Geckeler was tri-captain of Georgetown's 1992-93 team that advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with a 23-7 record and a Top 25 ranking. The Hoyas were 15-3 in the BIG EAST to win the regular-season conference championship. Reid Geckeler was a four-year starter at point guard and upon graduating in 1993 with a degree in psychology, she left Georgetown as the school's leader in assists and three-point field goal percentage.
During her four seasons as a student-athlete, Reid Geckeler was honored with the Coaches' Award as the team's Most Valuable Player in the 1991-92 season, was the recipient of the team's Best Defensive Player award for the 1990-91 campaign and was the winner of the Hustle Award in both 1989-90 and 1990-91.
In 2002-03, Reid Geckeler's first year as the top assistant at Fordham, the Rams accomplished a long list of firsts, including their first back-to-back Atlantic 10 road wins and their first four-game winning streak in Atlantic 10 play. Fordham also put together two four-game winning streaks on the year for the first time since 1994-95, swept an Atlantic 10 opponent for the first time since 1998-99, and picked up their first-ever win at Saint Joseph's. Also during her time at Fordham, two players, Mobolaji Akiode and Monica Mack, were named Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
Reid Geckeler and her husband Tim, who played football at Rutgers, were married in April, 2006 and the couple resides in Waldorf, Md.