Sue Troyan and Addie Micir

Sue Troyan, left, is transitioning to a senior leadership role within the athletic department after 27 years as head women's basketball coach and Addie Micir has been promoted to head coach.

Addie Micir Named Women's Basketball Head Coach

Sue Troyan, the head women's basketball coach for the past 27 years, is transitioning to a senior leadership role within the athletic department.

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Josh Liddick

Addie Micir has been promoted to head coach of the women’s basketball program, as longtime coach Sue Troyan transitions to a senior leadership role within the athletic department.

Micir had been the program’s associate head coach. The transition marks the first time in 32 years that Troyan is not a head coach at Lehigh.

“There are times in your life when you know you are ready for change, and when you know the program is ready for change,” Troyan said. “This is one of those moments. It’s the right time for me, given an opportunity to make a broader impact at Lehigh, and it’s the right time for the program knowing that we have the right person within our program to step in and continue to move it forward. Addie is the right person at the right time.”

Micir, who became the eighth head coach in program history, has spent the last three seasons as associate head coach at Lehigh. Prior to joining the Mountain Hawks, Micir spent one year as an assistant coach at Princeton, her alma mater. That year, the Tigers were the Ivy League’s regular season and tournament champions. Before returning to Princeton, she was an assistant coach at Dartmouth, where she earned her master’s degree in liberal studies, for five years.

Sue Troyan, Addie Micir and women's basketball team

Sue Troyan, center left, and Addie Micir, center right, with the Lehigh women's basketball team.

As a player at Princeton, Micir was a 1,000-point scorer, was named the program’s first unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year and helped the school win back-to-back Ivy League titles in 2010 and 2011.

Troyan finishes her basketball coaching career with an overall record of 430-361. She led the program to four Patriot League championships, one WNIT Tournament and four NCAA Tournament appearances, the most recent in 2021. Troyan guided the team to six Patriot League Championship games and a winning season in each of her final four years at the helm. 

Under Troyan, the program saw 45 student-athletes named All-Patriot League, seven Patriot League major award winners and four recognized as Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Before heading the women’s basketball program, Troyan spent five seasons as head softball coach at Lehigh, compiling a record of 126-90-1 with three league titles.
In addition to her two head coaching positions, Troyan served for five years as an assistant basketball coach and two years as the director of athletic program budgets. 

Photography by

Josh Liddick