Trachsel replaces Jessica Allister, who left the Gophers last week to accept the head coaching position at Stanford, her alma mater. The Gophers won the Big Ten regular-season and conference tournament titles in 2017.
2017 was Trachsel’s first season as head coach at Iowa State, where she led the Cyclones to a 23-35 overall record and a 6-12 record in Big 12 conference play. The Cyclones finished fifth in the conference standings.
Prior to ISU, Trachsel spent six seasons as co-head coach at North Dakota State, where she five times helped lead the Bison to the NCAA tournament via a Summit League tournament championship. The winner of 221 games at NDSU, Trachsel sports a career 244-144 win-loss record and a .629 career winning percentage.