WSU women's coach in hospital
Posted: Wednesday May 23, 2007 3:12AM; Updated: Wednesday May 23, 2007 3:12AM


EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State women's basketball coach June Daugherty was hospitalized in critical condition late Tuesday night.

Providence Everett Medical Center spokeswoman Cheri Russum said she could only confirm that Daugherty was hospitalized in critical condition.


"She is in the hospital. That's all I'm going to say about it," said her husband, Mike Daugherty, who was reached by telephone at the couple's home in Mukilteo, near Everett.

He is also her associate head coach at WSU.

KIRO-TV of Seattle reported that she suffered a heart attack.

Fired by Washington despite a winning record, Daugherty was hired last month as the women's basketball coach at rival Washington State.

Rod Commons, WSU sports information director, said he had no information on her condition.

The 50-year-old Daugherty coached Washington to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons and in six of her 11 years with the Huskies. But she was dismissed by Washington on March 18, one day after the Huskies lost their first-round game in the NCAA tournament to Iowa State.

At Washington, Daugherty compiled a 191-139 overall record and a 113-85 Pac-10 mark. Daugherty coached from 1989-96 at Boise State, where she posted a 123-74 overall record.

She took over a program that has not had a winning season since 1995-96.

She replaced Sherri Murrell, who resigned April 5 after compiling a 27-114 record in her five years as coach. Murrell was 8-82 in Pac-10 play.
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