Mike Daugherty Promoted To Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach
Sept. 1, 2004
SEATTLE, WASH. -- Mike Daugherty, who has served as an assistant coach with the Washington women's basketball team for the last eight seasons, has been promoted to associate head coach, UW head coach June Daugherty announced Wednesday.Daugherty, who is married to June, will continue to serve as the team's offensive coordinator, as well as work with perimeter player development and game scheduling. He is in his 16th season as a division I coach, also serving as an assistant to June at Boise State from 1989-96.'Mike's promotion is well deserved,' June Daugherty said. 'He has worked very hard and I think it's evident how valuable he is to the program. Mike's dedication to the development of the total student-athlete has allowed us to enjoy a tremendous amount of success on and off the court.'A great deal of Washington's increasingly visible reputation as an explosive offensive team can be traced to Daugherty. Under his guidance, the Huskies have ranked at least second in the Pac-10 in scoring average the last four seasons. UW led the conference in scoring in 2003 with 75.6 points per game.Washington's three-point shooting game has greatly increased with the help of Daugherty, as the Huskies finished first and second in 2003 and 2004, respectively, in the Pac-10 in three-point shooting percentage and three-pointers made. The 2003 season also saw UW rank third in the nation in three-pointers per game (8.2), while shattering the previous school record with 246 three-pointers made, topping the previous 2001 mark of 237. UW has twice set a Pac-10 single-game record for three-pointers (16).Daugherty has mentored the likes of Husky greats Giuliana Mendiola, Loree Payne and Megan Franza. All three Daugherty products rank among Washington's top-four in three-pointers made and three-pointers attempted. Franza set both records in 2001, before Payne broke both in 2003. Payne and Franza rank two and three, respectively, on the Pac-10 career lists for three-pointers made (245 and 211) and three-pointers attempted (732 and 708).Under Daugherty's watch, Mendiola set a single-game scoring record with 43 points in 2003 and finished her illustrious career second all-time on the UW scoring list with 1,928 points. Payne and Franza rank seventh and eighth on the all-time UW list, and all three rank among the top-23 all-time scorers in Pac-10 history.Daugherty is a 1977 graduate of Ohio State University where he was a starter on the basketball team from 1975-77. He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from OSU. Following graduation, Daugherty continued as a player in the South American Professional Leagues. He and June are the parents of 10-year-old twins, Doc and Breanne.