Washington State rebuilds with seven signees

It has not been an easy 12 months for head coach June Daugherty. Following last season, while she was on the bench in her tenth year as coach of cross-state rival, Washington, and after securing verbal commitments from a National top-20 class, she was buzz cut from Washington with her contract not being renewed.

The athletic department said they wanted a buzz in the program, and they parted ways with Daugherty. She and her husband, Mike, who has been an assistant coach throughout the years, took the short trip over the Cascade Mountains to Pullman and took the reigns of a Cougar program on April 20, a program that year-after-year found itself at or near the bottom of the conference standings.