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August 14, 2013
MONMOUTH - Katie Girten has been named an assistant coach with the Western Oregon University women's basketball program.
Girten joins the Wolves program after spending the past season as the top assistant coach at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, Calif.
During her time with the Spartans, Girten held responsibilities in nearly all areas of the program, including helping with individual skill development, organizing practice sessions, analyzing game film, initiating fundraising opportunities and monitoring academic progress of the student-athletes.
"Katie is a great addition to our program and I feel very fortunate to have her joining the staff," WOU head coach Holli Howard-Carpenter said.
"As a player, Katie was an extremely hard worker and phenomenal shooter. She was the ultimate team player and always put the team before herself. Katie is very passionate about coaching and will bring positive energy and a wealth of knowledge to our program."
In addition to her role at MiraCosta, Girten spent the past year as an assistant coach with Cal-Swish San Diego, a youth basketball academy.
Girten also gained coaching experience as a graduate assistant women's basketball coach at Chico State following her playing career with the Wildcats.