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What peers are saying about new PSU Women’s basketball coach

Courtesy of GoPSU Athletics

photo by Marquette University


Katie Meier – Miami (FL) Women’s Basketball Head Coach
“Penn State and Sandy Barbour made the most amazing hire. In Carolyn Kieger, they found a brilliant mind, a fiercely competitive spirit and a woman of impeccable integrity. The State College community will fall in love with Carolyn’s passion and will admire how deeply she cares about her players. Having been blessed to work with both Sandy and Carolyn in my career, I have seen firsthand their incredible leadership skills. This is an incredible day for PSU women’s basketball.”


Doug Bruno – DePaul Women’s Basketball Head Coach 
“Carolyn Kieger was a great addition to the Big East. She brought energy and passion along with her own highly successful coaching and recruiting ability. Carolyn’s competitiveness within the Big East helped all of her fellow coaches in the conference rise to a higher level. The DePaul-Marquette rivalry has always been one of the best rivalries in college basketball, and Carolyn helped drive that rivalry to another level. The Big East will surely miss Carolyn Kieger.”


Lisa Byington – Reporter and Play-By-Play Announcer for Big Ten Network, FS1 and ESPN
Driven and Competitive. That’s what stands out to me in covering Carolyn Kieger for the last four years in the Big East. No goal is too big to achieve for her program. No place or opponent is off limits for her teams to play against. Some of the best championship Lady Lion teams have played with a fast, high-scoring brand of basketball. That excitement will be back in State College. Penn State and the Big Ten Conference are lucky to land one of the top, championship coaches in the country.”

Jen Lada – ESPN Reporter and Host withCollege Gameday and College Football Live, Previously with WITI-TV in Milwaukee and a Marquette alumna
“I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with Carolyn. She is sharp, talented and driven. My lasting impression from covering her at Marquette was that there was no containing her intensity, energy and passion for ball – it’s contagious! A master motivator and supremely respected, Carolyn served as an incredible ambassador for our shared alma mater. She has graduated from the ‘up and comer’ distinction to a bonafidewinner.  I’m thrilled for her continued growth and success.”


Debbie Antonelli – College Basketball andWNBA Analyst for CBS and ESPN
“Carolyn Kieger brings an exciting style of play and is prepared to battle the great coaching in the Big Ten. She will hold her players accountable to an up-tempo pace that will stir up the championship pedigree at Penn State. Congrats to Penn State for hiring a young coach with an excellent work ethic, experience as a head coach, and the determination to build winners on and off the court.”


Bill Scholl – Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics

“It’s difficult to express how thankful we are for not only what Carolyn did for our women’s basketball program and athletics department, but the entire University. She has been a tremendous ambassador for the Marquette family since her time as a student-athlete here and we wish her all the best as she takes the next step in her career.

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