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Athletics Coaching Staff
Pippa Pierce
Dir. Career/Personal Development
Coach Info:
Position: Dir. Career/Personal Development
Hometown: Zanesville, Ohio
High School: Maysville
BORN: January 16, 1966, Zanesville, Ohio

HOMETOWN: Zanesville, Ohio

HIGH SCHOOL: Maysville High, 1984 - Lettered in basketball, volleyball and softball...during hoop career set single season and career rebound (781) records......she also scored 607 points during her careeras a junior and senior named to the All-Muskingum Valley League team...during her senior year she led the team to a 19-5 record and a co-league title.

COLLEGE: Mount Union College (Alliance, Ohio), 1988 - earned a bachelor's degree in sports medicine with a minor in biology...four-year starter in basketball and team captain twice...a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and the Alpha Chi Omega social sorority...also served as an athletic trainer;.
Washington State University - Completing work on a Masters in communication.

COACHING EXPERIENCE: Saint Michael's College (Colchester, Vermont), 1988 -94 - Assistant coach to head coach Sue Duprat...also served as an athletic department administrative assistant for six seasons, monitoring budgets for 20 intercollegiate teams and assisting with team travel accommodations...started as a graduate assistant and athletic trainer, before being promoted to a full-time assistant coach...her responsibilities included recruiting and scouting...the Purple Knights made four appearances in the ECAC tournament and advanced to the semifinals twice...the team also made six straight Northeast 10 Conference playoff appearances, including two trips to the NE-10 Final Four...she also served as an assistant coach in lacrosse for one season.
Saint Francis College (Penn.), 1994-98 - Served four years as an assistant to head coach Jenny Przkewas...the Red Flash won three Northeast Conference titles during her tenure and competed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament each of those years...during her four years Saint Francis was 81-38...her duties included coaching the centers and forwards and recruiting coordinator.
University of Illinois, 1998-99 - Served one year as an assistant to head basketball coach Theresa Grentz...the team reached the second round of the NCAA tournament in 1999.
Washington State University, 1999-2001 - A member of Jenny Przkewas' staff for three years, serving as recruiting coordinator along with assistant coaching duties.
Washington State University, 2001-Present - Moved to the athletic department's administrative area, helping develop the student-athlete support area.


WSU RESPONSIBILITIES: Spent three years as an assistant basketball coach, serving as recruiting coordinator and an her current role as Director of Career and Personal Development she helps provide opportunities that encourage healthy life choices for student-athletes...through the P.R.O.W.L. Life Skills Program, student-athletes learn and explore resources and programs available to them within the athletic department, on campus and within the local community...her other responsibilities include the New Student-Athlete Seminar, Career Development and Community Outreach and Services.