June Daugherty

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June Daugherty
Biographical details
Born(1956-08-11)August 11, 1956
Columbus, Ohio
DiedAugust 2, 2021(2021-08-02) (aged 64)
Boise, Idaho
Playing career
1974–1978 Ohio State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Women's Basketball
1983–1985 Kent State (asst.)
1985–1989 Stanford (asst.)
1989–1996 Boise State
1996–2007 Washington
2007–2018 Washington State
Head coaching record
Overall443–431 (.507)
Tournaments6–8 (NCAA)
2–4 (WNIT)
Accomplishments and honors
  • Big Sky regular season (1992, 1994)
  • Pac-10 regular season (2001)

June Karen Daugherty (née Brewer; August 11, 1956 – August 2, 2021) [1] was an American women's college basketball coach who was head coach at Washington State University. [2]


Coaching career

In her seven years as head coach at Boise State from 1989 to 1996, Daugherty finished with a 122-75 record, 73-31 in the Big Sky Conference. [3]

In her 11 years at Washington from 1996 to 2007, Daugherty took her teams to the NCAA tournament 6 times, including her final year. Her contract was not renewed after the season. Daugherty finished with a 191-131 record, 113-85 in the Pac-10. [1]

Daugherty became head coach at rival Washington State in 2007 after being fired from Washington. She led Washington State to WNIT appearances in 2014 and 2015. [4] On March 13, 2018, it was announced that Daugherty was terminated as head coach of WSU. [5]

Personal life

Daugherty was married to husband Mike, who formerly served as the associate head coach for WSU], and University of Washington|UW. They have twin children, Doc and Breanne. [4]

She suffered from health issues for many years, and died at the age of 64 from heart troubles. [6]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Boise State Broncos [7] (Big Sky Conference)(1989–1996)
1989–90Boise State 19–1211–5T–2nd
1990–91Boise State 11–168–85th
1991–92Boise State 22–714–21st
1992–93Boise State 19–89–53rd
1993–94Boise State 23–612–2T–1st NCAA First Round
1994–95Boise State 16–1110–42nd
1995–96Boise State 12–159–5T–2nd
Boise State:122–75 (.619)73–31 (.702)
Washington Huskies [8] (Pac-10 Conference)(1996–2007)
1996–97Washington 17–1112–64th NCAA First Round
1997–98Washington 18–109–95th NCAA First Round
1998–99Washington 16–1311–75th WNIT Second Round
1999–2000Washington 8–224–149th
2000–01Washington 22–1012–6T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
2001–02Washington 19–1212–6T–2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2002–03Washington 22–813–5T–2nd NCAA First Round
2003–04Washington 18–139–96th WNIT Second Round
2004–05Washington 14–169–97th
2005–06Washington 19–1111–7T–4th NCAA Second Round
2006–07Washington 18–1311–74th NCAA First Round
Washington:191–139 (.579)113–85 (.571)
Washington State Cougars (Pac-10/12 Conference)(2007–present)
2007–08Washington State 5–252–1610th
2008–09Washington State 11–194–149th
2009–10Washington State 8–223–159th
2010–11Washington State 8–236–128th
2011–12Washington State 13–205–1311th
2012–13 Washington State 11–206–128th
2013–14 Washington State 17–179–97th WNIT First Round
2014–15 Washington State 17–157–11T-7th WNIT First Round
2015–16 Washington State 14–165–139th
2016–17 Washington State 16–206–127thWNIT Semi-Finals
2017–18 Washington State 10–203–1410th
Washington State:130–217 (.375)56–141 (.284)
Total:443–431 (.507)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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