Hey fellow Coug fans, it's Kate Werner here!
Well, if you are reading this blog it tells me you are truly a Cougar fan, which makes me instantly like you. There's just something really awesome about being involved in Cougar Athletics. I can't tell you how proud I am to be wearing the Crimson and Gray.
So a little bit about me and what my job entails. I was born and raised in Pullman and have never forgotten the charm of the Palouse. My Parents are Mike and Vivian Werner, two of the greatest people I know. My dad actually played ball for the Cougs back in the 60's. After I graduated from Pullman High School I played basketball and fast pitch softball at Whitworth College in Spokane. After graduating college I decided to continue on at Whitworth as the assistant basketball and assistant softball coach while working on my master's degree in guidance counseling. I've been working for June and Mike for four years now, three of which were in Seattle and this will be my first year in Pullman. I can't tell you how great it feels to be back home and to be working for the Washington State University Women's Basketball Team.
I am serving as the team's Director of Women's Basketball Operations...in short...I'm a DOBO. I love what I do and can truly say that there is never a dull or a down moment in this profession. I have become a master of multi-tasking and operating two cell phones while answering a steady flow of emails and text messages. My primary responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of our program...you may ask yourself....what does that mean? Don't worry, I ask myself the same question every morning. Basically it is my responsibility to make sure that things run smoothly and to serve as an internal and external liaison for our program. I coordinate program needs in the areas of team travel, budget preparation, team academics, facilities, equipment, player scheduling, compliance, community service, summer camps, area administrator, booster communication, visiting team needs and random question answering. These are a few projects that I partake in daily. I'm sure I left out one or two but I won't go into detail for the fact that I may bore you and you'll never want to read my blog again.
In closing, I just want to thank you for being a Coug fan, for reading my blog and for blessing me with an opportunity to be part of something really special.
Take care and GO COUGS!!