Metcalf-Filzen returns to Carleton

More news about: Carleton
Metcalf-Filzen has a career record of 252-148, including her two seasons as the head coach at St. Olaf.
Carleton athletics photo

Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who is the only coach with a winning record in Carleton women's basketball history is returning to lead the Knights' program after a nine-year hiatus.

Carleton Athletic Director Gerald Young announced that Metcalf-Filzen would return as the interim head coach, replacing Cassie Kosiba who stepped down for an administrative position at a Division II school.

“I want to thank Cassie for her incredible passion, dedication, and thoughtfulness in leading the basketball program the past nine seasons,” said Young in the release. “Although, I am sad to see her leave, this is a fantastic administrative opportunity, and I wish her nothing but the best.

“I'm extremely grateful that Tammy has agreed to come home and lead the Knights program once again. Coach Metcalf-Filzen has been an incredible mentor to many young women student-athletes, and we look forward to having her back courtside working with a whole new generation of Knights.”

Metcalf-Filzen won 226 games from 1997-98 through 2009-10, including a four-year run when the Knights dominated the MIAC. Carleton went 97-18 from 2000-01 through 2003-04 and won four consecutive MIAC titles. Carleton also won the conference in 2007-08, which was the program's last winning season. Metcalf-Filzen retired in 2010 and turned the program over to Carleton alumna Kosiba, who had been an assistant at Division I Long Island University-Brooklyn.

“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 in the release. “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!”

Kosiba, who was named Associate Athletic Director at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, went 51-174 over nine seasons.

The Knights finished 3-22, 0-18 in the MIAC last season.