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Susie Gardner

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Mercer University

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Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue

Macon, Georgia,31207

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges - liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engine...more

Background Information

Employment History

Division I Head Coach

Austin Peay State University


Head Coach

UA Women's Communications University

Assistant Coach

University of Florida

Graduate Assistant

University of Georgia

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Head Coach (478) 301-2059 (478) 301-2059 gardner_sl@mercer.edu

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MercerBears.com | Mercer University Athletics Mercer University Athletics Susie Gardner headshot Susie Gardner Mercer University named veteran NCAA Division I coach Susie Gardner as the school's 10th women's basketball head coach on June 24, 2010. With over 200 Division I wins to her resume, Coach Gardner has transformed Mercer into one of the premier mid-major programs in the southeast. During the 2015-16 season, Gardner was named the Southern Conference Coach of the Year after leading a young Mercer team to a 24-9 record, a SoCon Regular Season Championship and an appearance in the SoCon Tournament Championship game. In her fifth season at the helm of the Mercer women's basketball program, Gardner led the Bears to a 20-15 record, the second time in three years that the Orange and Black has posted 20+ wins. Mercer also registered a 9-5 record in Southern Conference play and advanced to the semifinals of the SoCon tournament in the school's first year in the league. Mercer's appearance in the WBI Tournament was the second time under Coach Gardner and just the second time since the 1984-85 season that the Bears have played in the postseason. In her fourth season at Mercer, Gardner directed her team to a 17-14 overall record, a 9-9 mark in A-Sun play and a trip to the A-Sun Championship Semifinals game. The 2012-13 campaign represented year three for Gardner at Mercer and the results reflected all the work put in by Gardner and her staff to turn the Bears program around. In year two under Gardner the Bears finished 6-23, but the Bears overall record was not indicative of the significant improvements they made throughout the campaign. In her first year at Mercer, Gardner faced what she describes as her greatest challenge in 18 years of coaching at the Division I level. Her first team at Mercer was the third-youngest team in Division I basketball - the 12-player roster featured a combined seven years of collegiate playing experience prior to the season. Before arriving at Mercer, Gardner spent the three previous campaigns (2007-10) as an assistant coach at the University of Florida. She joined the Gators after four seasons (2003-07) as the head coach at the University of Arkansas to give her the past seven seasons as a coach in the Southeastern Conference, regarded by many as the toughest college women's basketball league in the nation. At Florida, the 2009 Gators advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with Gardner on staff. Likewise, UF sandwiched that with WNIT appearances in 2008 and 2010 (advancing to the round of 16 during Gardner's first year and to the second round in 2010). With Gardner at the Razorbacks' helm in 2004-05, Arkansas earned a trip to the WNIT tournament. Prior to that, she had the SEC "Player of the Year" in 2003-04. Arkansas was a combined 64-54 during Gardner's tenure and her 2005-06 team raced out to the best SEC start in the Lady 'Hogs program history. Gardner cut her teeth as a Division I head coach at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., where she had a highly-successful seven season run (1996-2003) and was 112-93. The Lady Govs accomplishments during that period included three Ohio Valley Conference tournament championships (2001, 2002 & 2003), and OVC regular season title (2003) and three NCAA post-season berths (2001, 2002 & 2003). Gardner was tabbed as the OVC "Coach of the Year" in 2003. She also produced the OVC "Player of the Year" in both 2003 and 2004, with her players also garnering the league's "Freshman of the Year" awards twice (2000 and 2001). From 1992-95, Gardner was the assistant coach at Western Athletic Conference power San Diego State University. In her three seasons with the Aztecs, she was a part of a program that won three-consecutive WAC tournament championships and, subsequently, also made three NCAA tourney appearances. SDSU was 69-20 with Gardner on staff and garnered two WAC regular season crowns in 1994 and 1995. Gardner is no stranger to middle Georgia or the Southeast region, having spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia (1986-88) following a highly-successful four-year career for the Bulldogs under legendary head coach Andy Landers. The Bulldogs won the SEC title in 1983, 1984 and 1986 as Gardner played alongside other noteworthy Georgia players like Teresa Edwards, Janet Harris and Katrina McClain. Gardner was a member of the 1983 Sports Festival South Team which earned a gold medal. She was also a member of the USA's Select Team which competed in Canada. Gardner earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia in 1986, followed by a Master of Education degree in 1988.


is the chant of many kids' sports teams and the title of Mercer University Women's Basketball Coach Susie Gardner's new children's book.
"[The book] is about a little girl named Zoe. She is the best [basketball player] and she knows it. . . she doesn't think she needs her team,"... Read more >

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