View Full Version : A Dawg becomes a Cat

Angelo Roncalli
04-19-2007, 09:04 AM
WSU hires June Daugherty to replace Sherri Murrell.


04-19-2007, 09:25 AM
A huuuge improvement. Sheri was a confused girl. UW's loss will be WSU's gain. June will be motivated.

Kind of a reverse Harshman deal.

04-19-2007, 09:38 AM
Todd Turner's genius on Montlake continues to reveal itself.

Daugherty, 50, will replace Sherri Murrell, who resigned April 5 after compiling a 27-114 record in her five years as coach.

It's been a crazy scenario. Daugherty was fired by Washington athletic director Todd Turner on March 18, one day after the Huskies lost their first-round game in the NCAA Tournament to Iowa State.

It was the sixth time in 11 years that Daugherty had led Washington to the NCAA Tournament. At Montlake, she was 191-139 overall and 113-85 in the Pac-10. Murrell was 8-82 in conference play.

Former Duke assistant Tia Jackson, 34, replaced Daugherty on April 6 amid fanfare featuring the Huskies pep band and cheerleaders. Turner said he wanted to bring a "buzz" back to the program and, for one day anyway, got it.

But he indirectly generated a bigger buzz with the news of Daugherty's hiring in Pullman, which is sure to create excitement when the teams play each other, especially when the former Husky brings her Cougs to Hec Ed for the first time.

Turner intimated that Daugherty didn't win enough, her team wasn't exciting, fans didn't come out enough, and she didn't recruit inner-city kids. But her teams won and players graduated.

04-19-2007, 10:32 PM
But it's telling that in everything I've read and heard on TV/radio that Daugherty's now-former UW players were not broken up over her departure. They didn't trash her, but no tears were shed. In fact, departing senior Cameo Hicks, the UW's "star" this season, was on the committee seeking June's replacement.