Angela Meiser steps down as Gibbs girls basketball coach

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Mon. November 29, 2010 | Bob Putnam | Email

Angela Meiser steps down as Gibbs girls basketball coach

Angela Meiser resigned as Gibbs girls basketball coach because of health reasons, Gladiators athletic director Mark Robertson said.

"She was having some health issues and she felt the stress of coaching was one of the contributors," Robertson said of Meiser's decision.

Robertson declined to go into specifics of the health condition. Meiser did not return a call seeking comment.

Meiser stepped down two weeks ago and will still remain as a teacher at Gibbs. Teddy Johnson was named the interim coach for the remainder of the season, Robertson said.

A former standout at Pinellas Park and the University of Central Florida, Meiser was hired in 2008 to take over the program from Ed Jackson. In her first year as coach during the 2008-09 season, Meiser led the Gladiators to their first postseason appearance since 1987, a span of 22 years, and was named the Times coach of the year.

Since then, Meiser has lost some key players and a top assistant. In the 2009 offseason, assistant Tamika Coley left to become the coach at St. Petersburg. Coley's daughter, Kamika Idom, transferred from Gibbs to play with the Green Devils. This offseason, the Gladiators lost Shineice Beamon, a 6-foot-3 post player who transferred to Lakewood. 

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