|Teymer Tabbed To Lady Jaguar Post|
|Former Southern Polytech head coach to lead Augusta State Women's Basketball|
|Web Posted 4/110|
Ga. - Nate Teymer has been appointed the new head coach of the Augusta State Women’s Basketball program, according to an announcement from ASU Director of Athletics Clint Bryant Thursday afternoon.
Teymer (TEE-mer) was introduced as the eighth head coach in the program’s 36-year history during a 2:00 p.m., press conference in The Towers inside Washington Hall on the main campus of Augusta State University.
The former head coach of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga., Teymer spent five seasons at the helm of the Lady Hornets’ program. He oversaw SPSU’s resurgence, taking the squad from a 5-22 record in his first season in 2005-06 to a school-record 30-5 mark in 2009-10 and the school’s first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance.
Recently named the NAIA National Coach-Of-The-Year, Teymer guided the Lady Hornets to a 90-67 overall record, including an 85-45 mark in his last four seasons. SPSU tied or set a school record for wins in a season in each of the last four seasons and was ranked No. 18 in the nation in the final poll of the season.
Teymer guided the Lady Hornets to the Sweet 16 of the NAIA National Tournament in March and to the best start in school history (16-0). He earned Southern States Athletic Conference Coach-Of-The-Year honors as well as NAIA Region 6 Coach-Of-The-Year honors.
Under Teymer, the Lady Hornets’ program produced its first-All-America selection in Marisa Stotler while Crystal Davis was named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Teymer earned a B.A. in Secondary Education from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa in 1999 and received his M. Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Georgia Southwestern in 2002.
He served two seasons as assistant men’s basketball coach from 2003-05 at Shorter College in Rome, Ga., and served stints as an assistant men’s and women’s coach at Georgia Southwestern and at Grand View College.
Teymer takes over for former head coach Tes Sobomehin, who served 18 months at the helm of the program.
ASU Director of Athletics Clint Bryant on Nate Teymer
“We had tremendous interest in our search,” Bryant said. “We brought five outstanding candidates to our campus, each of whom is capable of resurrecting our program. I am confident, after much contemplation and deliberation, that we have found an excellent coach with a proven track record of success.”
“Nate possesses all the tools to provide the Lady Jaguars with the direction and leadership necessary to be competitive in the Peach Belt Conference, the Southeast Region and at a national level. The job he’s done at Southern Tech in all areas of coaching is a testimony to his abilities and an indication of what we think he can do here at Augusta State University.”
ASU President Dr. William A. Bloodworth on Nate Teymer
“We’re pleased and excited that Nathan Teymer has agreed to become our Head Women’s Basketball Coach. He brings to us a tradition of winning on the basketball court and exceptional performance by his players in the classroom. Coach Teymer’s recognition this year as the WBCA’s National NAIA Coach of the Year and his outstanding record at Southern Polytechnic State University offer great promise for the future of Lady Jaguar basketball.”
“I welcome Nate Teymer as a member of the Augusta State University family, and I applaud Director of Athletics Clint Bryant for attracting such talent to our university.”