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Ed Geth named Herd's assistant women's coach

Aug. 27, 2011 @ 10:55 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Ed Geth, a former player for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team, is the new member of the Marshall Thundering Herd women's program.

Geth's hiring as a Marshall assistant women's coach was announced this week by head coach Royce Chadwick.

The 6-foot-8 Geth played for the Tar Heels from 1992 to 1996, including the 1993 national championship team coached by Dean Smith. He appeared in 62 career games.

Some of his North Carolina teammates included Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse, Antwawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Jeff McInnis, Shammond Williams, Makhtar Ndiaye, George Lynch, Eric Montross and Donald Williams.

Geth's primary assignment at Marshall is developing the post players.

"We are very excited to have his experience and background within our program," Chadwick said. "His knowledge of the game and ability to enhance players' skills were two items that fascinated us most. Furthermore, Ed brings a taste of winning as he has played in three final fours and won a national championship with North Carolina."

Geth was at Wofford College the last seven years as an assistant women's coach.

He has also coached with the Maryland Nighthawks of the American Basketball Association, directed an after-school program in Durham, N.C., and coached boys and girls basketball at Southern Durham High School.

His playing career also included professional teams in Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Singapore as well as the Raleigh (N.C.) Cougars of the United States Basketball League.

He is a native of Norfok, Va., and graduated from North Carolina in 1996.

Geth and his wife, Lisa, have a daughter, 10-year-old Mya, and a son, 3-year-old Ed Jr.

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