Gerry Couzens was the architect, the heart and the soul in building the Griffins women's basketball program into a perennial power. As a head coach from 1992-2000 Gerry had experienced only one losing season, his first, in a compiling eight year run that finished with a 208-78 record. Gerry's teams won the North Conference the five consecutive years (1995-2000) while racking up an incredible 92-8 record. The women's team won three silver and two bronze medals during his tenure. His coaching peers rewarded as women's basketball Coach of the Year on four occasions.
Gerry's trademark teams were built around all players playing in a pressure filled transition style of basketball. Players were extremely successful in the class room as well 97% of the players who played for him were successful in achieving their diplomas or completing their transfer requirements. The team won the academic award for the team with the highest grade point average six times, while finishing second twice.
He joined the Griffins as an assistant with the men's basketball team in 1991, before taking the women's basketball helm.