Ethridge adds first coach to her staff

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

WSU women’s basketball Head Coach Kamie Ethridge has added the first coach to her staff, announcing the hire of Laurie Koehn as associate head coach today.

The hire comes two days after Ethridge was introduced as the Cougars’ head coach, after holding the same position at University of Northern Colorado the past four seasons.

“Laurie brings a wealth of experience as an elite level athlete, player development coach and brilliant recruiter,” Ethridge said in a WSU news release. “Laurie will have hands on every area of our program because of her unique abilities to teach, develop and relate to student-athletes.”

Koehn spent the past three years as an assistant under Ethridge at UNC. Prior to her coaching career there, Koehn played basketball at Kansas State University while Ethridge was an assistant there.

At KSU, Koehn became the NCAA all-time leader in made three-pointers with 392 over her career, but lost that title in 2015.

Koehn also spent 11 years playing professionally in the WNBA and overseas.