Former Marquette standout point guard Carolyn Kieger is returning to the school as the new women’s head basketball coach. The
announcement came at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Kieger is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and finished her playing days at Marquette in 2006. She spent the last six seasons as an assistant at the University of Miami after one year as the Golden Eagles’ director of basketball operations.
Kieger replaces Terri Mitchell, whose 18-year career came to an end at Marquette when her contract wasn’t renewed. Kieger played for Mitchell, who won 348 games at the school. She becomes the 5th women’s coach in Marquette history.
Kieger said she has already reached out to the four incoming freshmen who signed scholarships with Mitchell.
How will Marquette play? Kieger said she comes from the ACC where they run and gun. She wants her teams at Marquette to push the tempo and score as many points as possible.