June Daugherty Passes Away At Age 64
June Daugherty, who spent over two decades as a college coach in the state, including 11 years at the University of Washington, passed away in Boise, Idaho on Monday night. Daugherty, 64, compiled a record of 191-139 (.579) and a 113-85 (.571) mark in Pac-10 play at UW from 1996-2007.
She also spent 11 years coaching at Washington State following her stint at Washington.
The Husky community is heartbroken to hear about the passing of June Daugherty. Not only did Coach Daugherty make a lasting impact at the University of Washington over her 11 years on campus, but her commitment and influence on women's basketball in the state of Washington and Pacific Northwest has been felt for over two decades. On the court, she led Washington to six NCAA appearances, but it was her ability to promote a family atmosphere and positively mold the lives of the many women who played under June that will be remembered and missed the most. We share our deepest condolences to her husband, Mike, and kids, Doc and Breanne, and her entire family.
--Jen Cohen, University of Washington Director of Athletics
She guided the Huskies to six NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight (2001), and three in her last five years (2003, '06, '07). During that same 2000-01 season, the Huskies won a share of the Pac-10 title and finished in a tie for second the following two years.
Daugherty was a finalist for the 2003 Naismith Coach of the Year Award, a year that saw the Huskies go 22-8 record and go to the NCAA Tournament.
In addition to six NCAA appearances, the Huskies also made three trips to the postseason WNIT during her tenure. Daugherty coached the first Husky to ever win a Pac-10 Player of the Year honor in Giuliana Mendiola and guided the careers of five Kodak District VIII All-Americans: Mendiola, Loree Payne, Megan Franza, Jamie Redd and Amber Hall.
In addition to the success her players enjoyed on the court, 16 Daugherty-coached players combined to earn 55 selections to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team (first, second and honorable mention).