Joanna Reitz is set to enter her first season with the University of Utah as an assistant coach in 2017-18. Reitz will work heavily with the perimeter players and in recruiting.
Reitz comes to Utah with over seven years of coaching experience after spending time at Mercer (2013-15), Shorter University in Rome, Ga. (2011-13), and at Florida State as the recruiting coordinator (2010-11) and a graduate assistant (2007-10).
Reitz was a part of the staff that led the Shorter Lady Hawks to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 before heading to Mercer where she helped the Bears to just their second post-season appearance since 1985. She spent two seasons at Mercer when she found herself at USC Aiken where she helped the Pacers to 10 Peach Belt Conference wins in 2015-16 and four wins over Top-25 ranked opponents.
As a full-time assistant coach, Reitz signed three straight conference freshmen of the year, 10 all-conference honorees and 26 all-academic selections along with two All-Americans.
She played college hoops at Covenant College from 2002-06 where she was a four-year starter, three-time team captain, three-time all-academic selection and was all-conference in 2006. She graduated with a degree in natural science in 2006 and went on to receive master’s degrees in physical education and business administration from Florida State.