Former Seattle U Coach Dan Kriley to lead TCC Women’s Basketball
Former Seattle University Head Women’s Basketball coach Dan Kriley has been hired as the new Women’s Head basketball coach/ Academic Adviser at Tacoma Community College. Kriley who was 77-59 in 5 years as Head Coach at Seattle U. replaces Heidi Collier who resigned last month to pursue a graduate degree at Utah. Collier led the Titans to 3 straight NWAACC Tournament appearances from 2010-13. The Titans had only had 4 postseason appearances prior to 2010.
“We are extremely excited to be able to hire a coach with Dan’s experience, He brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a Head Coach while also having advising experience during his tenure at Pierce,” said TCC Director of Athletics, Carl Howell.
Kriley had 2 of the top 5 single season win totals in SU history winning 18 games in 2006-07 while winning 20 games and reaching postseason in his final season of 2008-09. Kriley was also the assistant Women’s coach for 6 years at Seattle U and also coached the Pierce College Men from 1996-99.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the Women's Basketball program at TCC. The unyielding support and athletic success at TCC recently made this position very attractive. I fully intend to build on the recent accomplishments of the Women's program and ultimately guide them to a championship. It feels great to be back in the NWAACC and competing with old friends," stated Kriley.
The Lady Titan’s open the 2013-14 season on Wednesday December 4th at Olympic College.