Daugherty Fills Staff with the Addition of Mo Hines

May 17, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University women's basketball coach June Daugherty has filled her new staff with the hiring of Maurice 'Mo' Hines, a well known Seattle area AAU coach.

Daugherty's new staff now includes her husband Mike, Brian Holsinger and Hines as coaches and basketball operations director Kate Werner.

'It is with a great deal of pride that I announce coach Mo Hines has joined our basketball staff at Washington State University,' Daugherty said in making the announcement Thursday. 'Coach Hines is a young, energetic and bright teacher who has worked extensively to develop talent in the AAU ranks of the Seattle area with both boys and girls.'

Hines is currently the head coach of the Emerald City Legends Elite girls basketball team, a position he has held since 2005. He also has served as team director of the Emerald City Basketball Academy since 2002.

'I am really pumped to start coaching with June, Mike and Brian,' Hines commented. 'I really think we are going to turn this program into a Pac-10 powerhouse.'

He is a 1999 graduate of Seattle's Nathan Hale High School and is currently attending community college in the Seattle area.

'Coach Hines is an extremely well respected individual who has a great understanding of the game, strong communication skills and a vast coaching knowledge,' added Daugherty. 'His duties will include on floor coaching, player development, camps and recruiting.'

Hines has coached several AAU teams to area and regional titles. In 2006 his 13-and-under team won the South Sound Invitational Championship and his 15-and-under team was a Deep South Classic semifinalist. He also was an Adidas Junior Phenom coach last year.

In both 2004 and 2005 he coached junior teams to AAU National Qualifier championships.

'June has been very supportive of the AAU programs in the Seattle area and has helped me in my development as an AAU coach,' Hines added. 'While she was coaching here (Seattle) she made me feel very welcome and allowed me to observe and learn from her staff.'

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