Brinkoeter steps down as head women’s basketball coach

Brinkoeter steps down as head women’s basketball coach

Head Women's Basketball Coach Kerri Brinkoeter has resigned her position at Southwestern University to spend more time with her family as announced by Director of Athletics Dr. Glada Munt.

Brinkoeter led the Pirates to their first SCAC Conference Championship since 1997-98 and a berth in the NCAA National Tournament. She has a career coaching record of 181-152 including eight seasons at Southwestern and was named SCAC Coach of the Year this past season.

"We are greatly appreciative of all Coach Brinkoeter has done for Southwestern," said Dr. Munt. "She is not just an outstanding coach, but also a mentor, teacher and community liaison."

Recruiting quality student-athletes was always a priority for Brinkoeter, coaching 25 All-SCAC players, two SCAC Newcomers of the Year, two SCAC Defensive Players of the Year and one Co-Player of the Year. 

"I want to thank Southwestern University, Dr. Glada Munt, Southwestern faculty/staff and the Georgetown community for the overwhelming support over the last five years," said Brinkoeter. I have enjoyed every second of coaching the amazing young women in the basketball program and I look forward to watching them continue to challenge for conference championships in the years to come. I am excited about enjoying time with my family and pursuing new career opportunities here in Georgetown."

Brinkoeter is a 1995 graduate of Southwestern and has a Masters of Education in Exercise Science from Auburn University in 1996. Prior to coming to SU, Brinkoeter served as the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Texas A&M University Kingsville for two seasons before taking on head coaching duties at Blinn College from 1998-2002.

A nationwide search will commence immediately.