Trinity College Women's Basketball Head Coach Emily Garner returns for her fourth season, as the Bantams have improved steadily over her first three years at the helm. Last winter, the Bantams posted their best overall record since 1999-00 at 19-6 and earned their second-ever home game in the NESCAC Championshiop Tournament with a fourth-place mark of 6-4 in the league. In 2017-18, Garner led the Bantams to their first trip to the post-season since 2014, closing the year with a 15-10 overall record and earning the No. 8 seed in the NESCAC Tourney. In 2016-17, Garner led Trinity to a 13-10 final record and the Bantams just missed the post-season on a tiebreaker. Trinity junior Peace Kabari '20 became the first Bantam to earn All-NESCAC recognition since 2015-16 last winter, while Sheena Landy was named as the College's female athlete of the year in 2017. Trinity has landed 10 players on the NESCAC All-Academic squad in Garner's three seasons.
Garner became the sixth head coach in the 43-year history of the Trinity women's basketball program in 2016, after honing her skills for the previous six seasons as a NCAA Division I assistant coach at Long Island University-Brooklyn and the United States Military Academy. At Army, where she served as an assistant from 2012 to 2016, Garner helped the Black Knights post a four-year record of 99-28 with two NCAA appearances and two WNIT appearances.
Garner began her coaching career in 2010 as a graduate assistant at LIU-Brooklyn following a fine playing career at Lafayette College. After two seasons coaching the Blackbirds, she joined the staff at Army where her responsibilities included post player development, opponent scouting, head junior varsity coach, compliance, and summer camps. Garner, who mentored two Patriot League Players of the Year at West Point, was promoted to recruiting coordinator by legendary Army Head Coach Dave Magarity in the spring of 2015. In Garner's final season, Army posted a program-best record of 29-3 and won both the regular-season and tournament titles in the Patriot League.
Garner earned her bachelor's degree from Lafayette in English with minors in economics and business in 2009 and also holds a master's degree in secondary education (English) from Long Island University. A three-year starter for the Leopards, Garner was elected captain and garnered Patriot League All-Tournament honors in her senior season. She is also a graduate of the 2018 NCAA Women Coaches Academy, class #45, that was held in Denver, Colorado in June. The NCAA Women Coaches Academy, hosted in partnership between the Alliance of Women Coaches and the NCAA, is a four-day educational training available to NCAA coaches of all experience levels, and is designed for women coaches who are ready to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success.