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Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, women's basketball action

Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, women's basketball actionHead Coach: Tammy Metcalf-Filzen (2019-20 will be her 16th collegiate season, 14th at Carleton)

Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, the winningest coach in program history, returned to the Knights on July 11, 2019 when she came out of retirement to serve as Carleton’s head coach for the 2019-20 campaign following Cassie Kosiba’s resignation to accept an athletics administration position at SDSMT.

When Metcalf-Filzen initially stepped down following the 2009-10 campaign, she had just concluded her 15th season as a collegiate head coach and 13th at Carleton. She owns a 252-148 overall career coaching ledger (.630 win percentage), including a 226-122 mark (.649) at Carleton.

“Ten years ago, I intentionally retired from collegiate coaching as that was the best move for my family at that point of our lives,” said Metcalf-Filzen. “Having now entered into a new phase of life, I am excited for the opportunity to step back into this role and give back to the program and institution that has been such a huge part of my life and career. There is a lot of work to be done, and I am excited to get started!”

The Knights won three consecutive regular-season Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) titles under Metcalf-Filzen’s guidance from 2002-05, including the school’s first outright crown in 2004-05. Carleton won five MIAC Playoff titles, including four consecutive from 2001-04 and another in 2007-08, coinciding with the program’s five NCAA Tournament appearances. Metcalf-Filzen was the first coach in MIAC history, regardless of sport, to capture four straight post-season conference tournament titles.

A three-time MIAC and region coach of the year, Metcalf-Filzen first came to Carleton in 1992 as an assistant and assumed head-coaching duties on an interim basis for the 1997-98 season before taking the position permanently, eventually establishing the Knights’ program as one of the elite in all of NCAA Division III.

Under her watch Carleton was ranked in the nation's top 20 and averaged more than 20 wins over a nine-year span from 2000-09. Metcalf-Filzen was inducted into the Carleton ‘C’ Club Athletic Hall of Fame in June 2019.

Becca Neuger, women's basketball headshotAssistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Becca Neuger

Becca Neuger joined the Knights in July 2019 and has worked on the basketball staffs at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. In 2017-18, she was an assistant with the University of Wisconsin (D-I) program and oversaw day-to-day operations while helping with recruiting, travel and camps. Neuger spent the following season as the lead assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth (D-II), helping the Bulldogs advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2012. Before enlisting her services at Wisconsin, Neuger worked as an assistant coach at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (D-III) for two seasons. She has familiarity with the MIAC, as the Northfield, Minn. native played four seasons of both basketball and soccer at nearby St. Olaf College in addition to running track for the Oles. An academic All-American, Neuger earned a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from St. Olaf in 2011 and a Master’s degree in sports pedagogy from Baylor University four years later. In addition to her coaching duties, Nuger also assists in the Sports Information Department at Carleton.