Coaching Staff

Niki Reid Geckeler
Assistant Coach

Niki Reid Geckeler (C'93) returned to Georgetown in 2017 after an outstanding playing career and 11 years coaching on the Hilltop.  She is in her second season back at GU.
 
In her first season on the Hilltop, she helped the Hoyas to their third-consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) berth and its first trip beyond the first round of the tournament since 2009.  The Hoyas went 16-16 overall and 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play to earn the sixth seed in the tournament.  The squad upset Villanova in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 19 seasons.  Dionna White earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and Cynthia Petke was named the BIG EAST Most Improved Player of the Year.  White was also a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and Petke earned a nod to honorable mention.
 
Reid Geckeler came to GU from Towson University, where she was the head coach for four seasons.  At Towson, she coached five All-Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) players, three members of the CAA All-Academic team, two members of the CAA All-Defensive squad as well as having one player named to the CAA All-Rookie Team. Off the court, she developed partnerships with the Maryland National Guard and the team was very active in the Baltimore community. During her tenure at Towson, Reid Geckeler had four players sign professional contracts to continue their playing career overseas.
 
Reid Geckeler went to Towson from Howard University, where she had back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons and three postseason tournament appearances. Her associate head coach with the Bison was current Hoya coach James Howard.
 
Prior to Reid Geckeler's first season with the Bison in 2008-09, Howard won just four games. In 2011-12, she compiled a 24-9 mark, tying the program's all-time record for wins in a season. She amassed 85 career wins at Howard, including 44 in her final two seasons alone. Under her guidance, the Bison earned their first ever preseason WNIT berth and went to the postseason WNIT twice (2011, 2012) and the 2013 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI). Those were the first three postseason bids in program history.
 
She coached the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Year and the 2011 MEAC Player of the Year, as well as three first team all-league honorees. Reid Geckeler had a 100 percent graduation rate and eight student-athletes earned spots on the MEAC All-Academic team. In addition, seven players graduated magna cum laude.
 
Prior to her tenure at Howard, Reid Geckeler served an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Georgetown (1996-2002; 2004-08) and as an assistant and associate head coach at Fordham (1995-96; 2002-04) where she coached a combined 11 conference all-academic team selections and one Rhodes Scholar finalist.
 
While at Georgetown, she signed the No. 6 recruiting class in the country in 2007-08 - a group that led the Hoyas to three NCAA Tournament berths. Reid Geckeler also guided Rebekkah Brunson, the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year in 2001, who plays for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. Her 1999-2000 recruiting class was also ranked in the top 30. At Fordham, Reid Geckeler signed a top 50 recruiting class in 2003-04.
 
Reid Geckeler, a 1993 graduate of Georgetown with a bachelor's degree in psychology, was a four-year starter at point guard for the Hoyas. She served as team captain and led Georgetown to the 1992-93 BIG EAST Conference co-championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Reid Geckeler finished her career as a Hoya ranked in the top 10 for 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goal percentage, assists and games played.
 
Reid Geckler is married to Timothy Geckeler, a former football player at Rutgers, and they have a nine-year old daughter, MaKenzie. She resides in Waldorf, Maryland.

Andre Bolton
Assistant Coach

Andre Bolton is in his second season on the Hilltop after spending five seasons at Bethune-Cookman University.
 
In his first season on the Hilltop, he helped the Hoyas to their third-consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) berth and its first trip beyond the first round of the tournament since 2009.  The Hoyas went 16-16 overall and 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play to earn the sixth seed in the tournament.  The squad upset Villanova in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 19 seasons.  Dionna White earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and Cynthia Petke was named the BIG EAST Most Improved Player of the Year.  White was also a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and Petke earned a nod to honorable mention.
 
Off of the court, he was selected to participate in the NCAA Minority Coaching Series which partnered with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association to help minority coaches advance in the field.
 
The Wildcats earned back-to-back WNIT berths in his last two seasons. In his final year, Bethune-Cookman won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season crown and owned a 12-game winning streak, which was one of the longest in Division I. The squad's defense also ranked eighth in the nation. Bolton coached four All-MEAC selections including the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year Kailyn Williams, and the staff won MEAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Williams finished the season as the top shot blocker in Division I.
 
The season prior was record breaking as the Wildcats won their first-ever regular season MEAC title and earned the program's first WNIT berth. Four players earned All-MEAC honors as well as Defensive Player and Coach Staff of the Year awards for B-CU.
 
Bolton joined Bethune-Cookman after seven seasons at Delaware State, where he served as the top assistant to Ed Davis, and was a major component in the development of five All-MEAC players and three MEAC All-Tournament Team players. While at DSU, he was the Lady Hornets' recruiting and scheduling coordinator, taking a major role in guiding DSU to the 2007 MEAC Tournament Championship, the first in school history, giving Bolton his second trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team also ranked fifth in the nation in defense.
 
Bolton is no stranger to the Washington, D.C., region. He was an assistant coach at Howard University for five years. During his time with the Bison, he was instrumental in developing six MEAC All-Conference players and four MEAC All-Tournament players.
 
During his tenure at Howard, Bolton helped lead the Bison to the MEAC regular season and tournament championships during the 2000-01 season. Howard represented the league in the NCAA Tournament that season. The following year, Howard captured its second-consecutive MEAC regular season crown.
 
At Howard, Bolton helped to guide MEAC Player of the Year Andrea Gardner, selected by the Utah Starzz with the 27th pick of the 2002 WNBA draft.
 
Before his years at Howard, Bolton was an assistant coach for Hampton Roads Pro-Am in Virginia. From 1993-97, he was the summer camp commissioner at Christopher Newport University.
 
Bolton was a four-year basketball letterman at Christopher Newport where he was inducted into the CN Athletics Hall of Fame and graduated with a degree in business administration. He played professionally after his collegiate career in Sweden, Spain and Turkey from 1997 to 2000.
 
Bolton resides in Delaware and has a 10-year-old daughter, Janiah.

Erin Dickerson
Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Erin Dickerson is in her second season at Georgetown after spending two years at Towson University, most recently as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.
 
In her first season on the Hilltop, she helped the Hoyas to their third-consecutive Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) berth and its first trip beyond the first round of the tournament since 2009.  The Hoyas went 16-16 overall and 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play to earn the sixth seed in the tournament.  The squad upset Villanova in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 19 seasons.  Dionna White earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and Cynthia Petke was named the BIG EAST Most Improved Player of the Year.  White was also a First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and Petke earned a nod to honorable mention.
 
Off of the court, she was selected to work with Sports Diplomacy taking a trip to Benin located in Africa for the Sports Envoy Program.  There she hosted clinics for local youth, held leadership workshops, performed engagement, community outreach and taught female empowerment.
 
At Towson, Dickerson played a key role in the Tigers becoming the first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) squad to sweep James Madison during the regular season since 2012. Under her watch, senior guard Raven Bankston earned a pair of All-CAA accolades after ranking second in the league in scoring. She was also named to the CAA All-Defensive Team. For her efforts, she was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriott Rewards® honorees for the 2016-17 season. The program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.
 
Prior to Towson, Dickerson spent two years as an assistant at Illinois State. There she worked with the guards and helped recruit a junior college All-American and the 36th ranked point guard prospect in the nation. Dickerson also spent three years at La Salle as an assistant coach and served as the recruiting coordinator there for two of those three seasons. She began her coaching career at Furman.
 
The 2009 Northwestern graduate lettered all four years as a shooting guard in the Wildcat basketball program, seeing action in 112 games. As a senior she led Northwestern in 3-point shooting, converting 35 of 96 (36.5%), finishing in the top 10 in the Big 10 Conference.
 
Dickerson resides in Virginia and has a 3-year-old daughter, Lyla.

Steve Yang
Director of Basketball Operations

Steve Yang is in his second season on the Hilltop.  He came to Georgetown from George Mason University where he was the director of basketball operations. 
 
In the summer of 2018, Yang was part of the inaugural Teamworks Basketball Leadership Committee.  The group was made up of 11 members selected among the Teamworks partners.  Yang and the committee helped shape the future of student-athlete engagement and developed best practices throughout the athletics industry focusing specifically on basketball.
 
Since graduating from Missouri State in 2006, Yang's career has included stops at his alma mater as well as Winthrop University, the University of Illinois-Springfield and George Mason.
 
While at Springfield, Yang took over as the interim head coach after spending time as an assistant coach and community event coordinator. Before Springfield, Yang spent the 2013-14 season as the director of operations at Winthrop University. 
 
His stint with Winthrop followed a season as the director of operations at Missouri State. Prior to his time with the Lady Bears, he spent four years at Evangel University as an assistant coach and video coordinator as well as serving as an assistant on both the men's and women's basketball coaching staffs at McCook (Neb.) Community College for a year.  Additionally, he was the boys varsity head coach at Miami School in Amoret, Missouri.
 
Yang currently serves on the inaugural Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is also the co-founder and currently serving as vice president for the Asian Coaches Association, which features members from all levels of basketball.
 
Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Yang earned a Bachelor of Science in recreation and leisure studies from Missouri State in 2006 and a Master of Science in administrative studies and sports management from MSU in 2010. Yang and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, Lincoln and Landon, and a daughter, Scarlett, and reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Delaney Osterday
Assistant Director of Basketball Operations

Bio coming soon!

 

 


Helen Tau
Director of Video Operations

Helen Tau came to the Hilltop in 2017 as the director of video operations after working at the University of Texas at Austin as a graduate assistant for two seasons.  She oversees all of the video for the team and also works on the squad’s social presence.
 
At Texas, Tau did video breakdown and scouts for the coaching staff.  She also created a metric system to evaluate player performance during both games and practice. 
 
Tau was no stranger to the Longhorns after serving as a student manager for one season as an undergrad.  Her senior year, she walked onto the team and earned an athletic scholarship for her final semester.  
 
Tau has vast basketball experience coaching with Texas Elite Basketball as well as coaching with Westlake Hoops.  She also served as a program coordinator for The Shorthorns helping with gameday operations as well as an operations intern for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G-League.
 
A native of Lake Jackson, Texas, Tau graduated from Texas in 2014 with a degree in business honors and finance.  She then got her master’s degree in sport management in 2017.
 
Tau resides in Arlington, Virginia.