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To form an accurate picture of Coach G’s Basketball Skills Academy at Towson University, take a closer look at its namesake.
The Head Coach
Niki Reid Geckeler—AKA Coach G—arrived at Towson University with plenty of success as both a basketball player and coach. As a four-year starting point guard for Georgetown, she led the team to the 1992-93 Big East Conference co-championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. And as a coach at Howard University, she amassed 85 career wins, including 20-plus-win seasons and three postseason tournament appearances.
The coach arrived at Towson University in 2013. Here, she's coached several players who have since gone pro and helped others break school records or reach their 1,000th point.
To set those records, players have to master the fundamentals, something the coach emphasizes at Coach G’s Basketball Skills Academy at Towson University. The instructional basketball camp provides boys and girls aged 6–18 with a welcoming atmosphere where they can hone their ball-handling, shooting, and defensive skills.