WSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL coach June Daugherty said last week that youth and injuries have cost her Cougars consistency so far in this young season. Perhaps appropriately, they're 5-5 with one non-conference game remaining -- today at Nevada -- before Pac-10 play opens on Jan. 1. Still, the third-year coach has reasons to smile.
December 22, 2009
PULLMAN – With two strong recruiting classes now in the fold, Washington State women's basketball coach June Daugherty is confident her Cougars are ready to make a significant jump. The first "official" day of practice won't take place until Friday, but one question already seems reasonable: If the team stays healthy and develops as expected, will this be the best WSU women's team in history?
October 14, 2009
JUNE DAUGHERTY has does it again, says national women's basketball analyst Chris Hansen. "WSU has put together a great class to complement last year's seven-player class," says the recruiting guru from ESPN's Hoopgurlz.com. That's his assessment without even knowing who exactly the fourth member of the class – a mystery talent from Australia – will is.
November 12, 2008
FOR MONTHS, June Daugherty has said her first Cougar recruiting class would supercharge the athleticism of the WSU women's basketball team. Sunday, in the coming out party for her rookies, freshman April Cook pulled off a move that made Daugherty sound like the master of the understatement.
November 4, 2008
JUNE DAUGHERTY HAS filled the fourth and final slot in her 2009 recruiting class that will be unveiled next month. Per NCAA rules, she can't name names until letters of intent are signed, but assistant head coach Mike Daugherty told an audience of alums Saturday that the four incoming new Cougs are so talented that it meant having to tell one top-tier national prospect the cupboard was full.
October 26, 2008