Texas State Women’s Basketball Hires New Assistant Coach

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University head women’s basketball coach Zenarae Antoine has named Nate Teymer the program’s newest assistant coach.

Teymer (pronounced TEE-mer) most recently served as the head coach of Augusta University in August, Ga. Overall, Teymer brings 12 seasons of head coaching experience to Texas State.

“Texas State Women’s basketball has truly enhanced its program with the addition of coach Nate Teymer,” said Antoine. Coach Teymer will immediately impact our program in many ways.  We are really excited that the post position will have an extremely knowledgeable coach and our program will have a veteran of the game of women’s basketball.

“The Bobcat women’s basketball family welcome’s coach Teymer and his wife Phylicia to Texas State University and we look forward to them being integral part of the success of our student-athletes.”

Teymer’s role on Antoine’s staff will include coaching forwards and post players in addition to assisting with recruiting and scouting.

Teymer’s tenue at Augusta University started in 2010 and lasted though the 2017 season. In the seven seasons he compiled 96-96 overall record, led the Jaguars to the 2016 NCAA Division II Sweet 16 and transformed the program into a top-tier team in both the Southeast Region and the Peach Belt Conference.

During his time at Augusta, he produced six All-Peach Belt Conference selections, two NCAA Southeast Region All-Tournament team honorees and the program’s first All-American since 1984 as Kariel Hutt earned WBCA honorable mention honors in 2016.

He inherited a squad at Augusta that combined for five wins the previous two seasons and guided Jaguars to a 4-0 start in his first year en route to an 8-18 overall record. A season later, in 2011-12, the Jags improved to 12-15 and enjoyed a six-game winning streak, the longest since the 2007-08 season.

During the 2012-13 season in his third year at the helm, Teymer transformed a program that won just one game three years prior into a No. 1 seed for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament and the eighth-ranked team in the NCAA Southeast Region Poll.

Teymer guided the Jaguars to a 21-6 overall record and a 14-5 mark in the Peach Belt Conference play to earn the PBC Coach of the Year honor. The 14 conference victories marked two more wins than the previous four seasons combined (12).

Teymer picked up his second Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year honor in the 2015-16 season as he led the team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament and earned a No. 25 national ranking.

The Jags earned the eighth seed and made their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance all time.

Augusta upset the top-seeded and previously undefeated No. 2 nationally-ranked Limestone 79-70 in the first round of the Southeast Regional on March 10, 2016.

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.

Named the 2009-10 NAIA National Coach of the Year, Teymer guided the Lady Hornets to a 90-67 overall record, including an 85-45 mark in his final four seasons.

SPSU tied or set a school record for wins in a season in each of his final four seasons and was ranked No. 18 in the nation in the final poll of the 2009-10 season.

Teymer’s 2009-10 also was highlighted by guiding the Lady Hornets’ to the NAIA National Tournament Sweet 16 appearance along with 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-American selection in Marisa Stotler while Crystal Davis was named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Teymer also served two seasons as an 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.

A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Teymer received a bachelor of arts in secondary education from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa in 1999 and received his master of education in health and physical education from Georgia Southwestern in 2002.

Teymer is married to the former Phylicia Proctor.


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