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  Geoff Lanier

Geoff  Lanier

Player Profile

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Southern Connecticut State, 1992

Geoff Lanier joined the Ohio coaching staff in May of 2006. He came to Athens after spending three years as an assistant coach at Akron. Lanier serves as the Bobcats' recruiting coordinator in addition to working with the post players. This past season Lanier's recruiting efforts helped the Bobcats land six newcomers, including all-state players from Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.

Prior to working at Akron, Lanier served as the head women's basketball coach at North Dakota State College of Science from 1998-2003. In his five-year tenure, Lanier had a career record of 109-49, including a school-record 27 victories in 2002-03. His squads set school records for victories in each of his last four years, winning 16 or more games in each of his five seasons at the school. Lanier's teams won the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Region XIII championship three of the last four years. For his efforts he was named region coach of the year in 2000, 2001, and 2003.

Lanier held the position of Director of Athletes at NDSCS, which involved developing and managing the athletic department's budget. Besides working closely with faculty and staff for the athletics, health, physical education and recreation, and student recreation departments, he also served as a physical education instructor.

From 1996-98, Lanier was the top assistant at the University of Chicago, where he organized team travel while working as the recruiting coordinator. He also split his time as the assistant facilities coordinator for two seasons at UC. Lanier came to Chicago after two years as an assistant women's basketball coach at Washington College in Maryland.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in physical education, Lanier earned a master's degree in psychology from Washington College. He and his wife Kim reside in Lancaster, Ohio with their daughter Madison.