Aug. 25, 2011
Recently Royce Chadwick and the women’s basketball program announced the hiring of Ed Geth, the newest assistant coach. Geth brings a wealth of experience through his collegiate and professional playing career, as well as his previous time coaching within collegiate programs. His primary role will be to develop the post players technique and execution.
Coach Chadwick noted, “We are very excited to have his experience and background within our program. His knowledge of the game and ability to enhance players’ skills were two items that fascinated us most. Furthermore, Ed brings a taste of winning as he has played in three final fours and won a national championship with North Carolina.”
Previous to Marshall, the assistant spent seven years as an assistant women’s basketball coach for the Wofford Terriors. While coaching for the Terriors, his team led the nation in steals during the 2005-06 season and he coached the institution’s all-time leading shot blocker, Jenny Weurding (281 career blocks). Moreover, Geth coached Mahaganey Williams to become the Southern Conference Rookie-of-the-Year as she was only the second person to ever score 1,000 points and grab more than 900 rebounds in school history.
Geth also served as assistant coach with the Maryland Nighthawks of the American Basketball Association under head coach James “Twiggy” Sanders. Previous to the Nighthawks, he was the director of an after-school program in Durham, N.C. On top of that, Ed has coached boys’ and girls’ basketball at Southern Durham High School, which included a state championship run in 2004. In that tenure, he coached countless Division I and NBA athletes.
His national championship ring came while playing for the University of North Carolina in 1993, beating the University of Michigan in the NCAA Championship. While playing with the Tar Heels, Geth was a four-year letter winner and a participant of the 1995 Final Four team.
Geth gained a solid coaching foundation through his playing days for coaches Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge. He also acquired additional knowledge while playing with future NBA teammates including, Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse, Antwawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Jeff McInnis, Shammond Williams, Makhtar Ndiaye, George Lynch and Eric Montross. He still remains best friends with former teammates Ndiaye and Donald Williams (1993 Final Four Most Outstanding Player). In his collegiate career, he played in 62 games from 1992-93 to 1995-96 and hit 52.5 percent of his field goal attempts.
After completing his North Carolina career, he played professionally overseas in Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, as well as with the United States Basketball League’s Raleigh Cougars in 1997-98. Each of the teams he had been associated with reached their respective championship games. The Ittihad Basketball Club of Saudi Arabia and the Sin Kee Basketball Club of Singapore won their respective titles.
A native of Norfolk, Va., he graduated from Chapel Hill in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications. While at Granby High School, Geth was an honor-roll student and All-American player. He played in the 1992 McDonalds Capital Classic All-Star Game and was a member of an AAU team with future NBA stars Allen Iverson and Joe Smith. He brought in seven varsity letters at Granby in basketball and track & field.
Geth has been married to his wife, Lisa, since August 2000 and the couple has an 10-year-old daughter, Mya, and a 3-year-old son, Ed Jr.
Coaching highlights while at Wofford
2005-2006 Wofford led the nation in steals
2010-2011 Mahagony Williams earned All-SoCon Tournament Team and Conference Rookie-of-the-Year
2010-2011 Williams broke the 1,000 point barrier, becoming only 12th Terrier all-time
2010-2011 Williams grabbed 800 career rebounds becoming only the four Terrier all-time
2010-2011 Williams became only the second Terrier to score at least 1,000 points and grab 900 rebounds
2010-2011 Williams records a Wofford record 27 career double-doubles
2010-2011 Williams grabs a Wofford single-game record 17 rebounds
2010-2011 Williams led the SoCon in offensive rebounds with 93 for a 3.1 per game average