Greta Grothe Named Southwestern Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Greta Grothe Named Southwestern Head Women’s Basketball Coach

GEOREGTOWN, Texas – Greta Grothe was announced as the ninth head coach of the women's basketball program by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Glada Munt Monday.

Grothe comes to Southwestern after two Southern Athletic Association (SAA) championship seasons as the assistant coach at Rhodes College from 2013-15 before landing the head coaching position at the University of Dallas. While at Dallas, Grothe led the Crusaders to the SCAC Championships in each of her two seasons, falling in the quarterfinals each year.

"We are delighted to have Coach Grothe join our department as our next head women's basketball coach, continuing to build upon the past success of the program," said Dr. Munt. "She brings an excellent knowledge of the game combined with strong recruiting skills that will help usher Southwestern back to the top of the conference."

Grothe's team was ranked second in the conference in offensive rebounds per game, points allowed per game and opponent's three-point percentage last season.

"I am excited to become a Pirate," said Grothe. "I have long viewed Southwestern as the model of how an NCAA Division III athletic department should run and am honored to be chosen to lead the women's basketball program.  I want to thank Dr. Munt for her faith in me and I look forward to getting to work on bringing an SCAC championship back to Georgetown."

Prior to Rhodes, Grothe served as a graduate assistant for two years at NAIA DI Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, as the Wildcats posted their first 20 win season in nearly ten years and was an assistant coach at NCAA DIII Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, for four seasons.

Grothe received her undergraduate degree in 2005 from Rockhurst University. In 2013, she completed her masters from Baker.