University of Wisconsin-Superior Head Women’s Basketball Coach Donald Mulhern has announced that Kim Wagers has been named his assistant coach for the 2010-11 season. Wagers, a native of Moose Lake, Minn., was a volunteer assistant with the Yellowjackets last season.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the basketball program again this year. I look forward to continuing to grow and learn as a coach,” Wagers said. “It’s a great opportunity to coach in such a great conference, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Wagers played her college ball at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. With the Bulldogs Wagers earned a starting spot in her junior season and was named team captain as a senior. She was a two-time North Central Conference Academic Honor Roll selection and, in 2008, graduated with her bachelor of science degree in exercise science.
“We are very excited to have Kim be a part of the women’s basketball program and family. She brings a tremendous amount of successful playing experience as well as a lot of energy and contagious enthusiasm. She relates very well to the players and is going to be a positive addition to our basketball program,” Mulhern said.
Wagers was a volleyball and basketball standout at Moose Lake High School. In her high school career, Wagers not only scored over 1,000 points but she also grabbed over 1,000 rebounds. She earned All-Polar League honors three times and was a four-year starter for the Rebels. In volleyball, Wagers was a three-time All-Polar League selection as a middle hitter and in 2002 was a member of the Minnesota All-State volleyball team.
The Yellowjackets open the 2010-11 women’s basketball season on the road, playing an exhibition game against the University of Wisconsin at the Kohl Center at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 7. They will play their home opener on Monday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. when they host St. Scholastica at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Courtesy: UWS Athletics