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Letters: June Daugherty thanks Washington State fans for years of support

Former Washington State women’s basketball head coach June Daugherty calls to her team  during the Pac-12  Tournament  March 5, 2015, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
Former Washington State women’s basketball head coach June Daugherty calls to her team during the Pac-12 Tournament March 5, 2015, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
By June Daugherty

As March Madness comes to an end, I have retired from Washington State as the women’s basketball coach. It has been an honor to have been a coach for over a decade and represent this outstanding institute of higher education.

I have been fortunate to have worked with so many dedicated, talented student-athletes which I know will each go on and enjoy great careers because of their academic and athletic experiences at WSU. One of my most proud moments is having graduated every player who competed for four years.

Thank you to the parents of these great people for sharing your daughter with us.

It has been a joy to have worked with top notch professionals both in the athletics department and with the faculty and staff across campus. My extreme heartfelt gratitude goes to my coaching colleagues and all the athletic support staff personnel.

Being able to hang three postseason banners in the Beasley rafters was an amazing accomplishment that took so many people’s talent and support.

My health is improving and I am getting stronger every day. I thank you for the prayers, well-wishes and kindness that so many of you have taken the time to send my way.

I leave WSU with lifelong friends and many special memories. And I am so thankful to WSU for providing me this amazing journey. All the best to each and every one of you. Keep supporting this great university and the Cougar basketball team.

— June Daugherty

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