PULLMAN – The Washington State women's basketball team faces the daunting task of finishing regular-season play with home games against No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 California this week, but Coug fans may still have plenty to celebrate regardless of the scores.
February 27, 2013
WASHINGTON STATE'S unexpected run to the semifinals of last season's Pac-12 women's basketball tournament wasn't enough to convince conference coaches the Cougs are for real this season. They picked WSU to finish 10th in the Pac-12. With all due respect to her colleagues, June Daugherty has every intention of shoving that prediction ... er, making rivals regret underestimating her Cougars.
November 1, 2012
IT WOULD SEEM appropriate for coach June Daugherty to temper enthusiasm about her upcoming women's basketball team at Washington State simply because of the program's bleak history. But pessimism never has been a part of Daugherty's annual preseason outlook of her teams' prospects, whether at Boise State (1989-96), Washington (1996-2007) or now at WSU, where she is beginning her second season.
October 17, 2008
WASHINGTON STATE women's basketball coach June Daugherty is unabashed in her enthusiastic assessment of the freshmen- and senior-heavy team she'll put on the court this winter. "We've got an opportunity this season for one of the biggest turnarounds nationally -– ever," she told CF.C last week.
May 20, 2008
JUNE DAUGHERTY'S first recruiting class, hailed as among the top 25 in the land, came together through a full-court press that featured Daugherty, her staff and players on the point, Jim Sterk and Tony Bennett on the wings, and none other than university president Elson Floyd anchoring the post.
December 5, 2007
THE JUNE DAUGHERTY ERA doesn't officially launch until next month, but the first-year coach's impact at WSU already is significant, says the scouting director for HoopGurlz.com, a national authority on prep girls' hoops and recruiting. With at least six verbals lined up so far for 2008, the class "is setting up to be a great one for WSU, the best I can remember," says HoopGurlz' Chris Hansen.
October 9, 2007