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Idaho Assistant Soccer Coach Takes Position At WSU

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Washington State said on Thursday it had added Idaho's Katie Schoene as an assistant soccer coach (Photo: WSU Athletics) Washington State said on Thursday it had added Idaho's Katie Schoene as an assistant soccer coach (Photo: WSU Athletics)

by WSU Athletics

Katie Schoene has been named a volunteer assistant soccer coach at Washington State, Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter announced, Thursday.

"In our ongoing endeavor to become an elite program, Katie's addition speaks to the commitment by our athletic department to bring the best people to Washington State in support of our student-athletes," Potter said. "Katie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as both a coach and a former student-athlete. She will lead and implement some exciting new projects that we now have the resources committed to developing while playing an integral role in the daily development and welfare of our student-athletes."

Schoene spent the last-three years at Idaho as an assistant coach. Last year, she helped the Vandals to their best season in school history with a 14-7-0 record, including a 5-3-0 mark in the Western Athletic Conference. Idaho placed a school-best third in the WAC and qualified for its first conference tournament.

In 2009, the Vandals posted the nation's second-best win improvement with eight, also the best improvement in school history. Prior to Idaho, Schoene was an assistant coach at Oregon (2007) after a four-year playing career at Portland State (2003-06).

"Katie did a stellar job for us and was a big part of our success," Idaho Head Coach Peter Showler said. "This is a fabulous opportunity to work with a terrific staff and I am excited for her. I wish her the best except for one game a season (WSU vs. Idaho)."

At Portland State, Schoene was a three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection and was all-conference honorable mention and NSCAA Scholar All-West Region honorable mention as a senior.

"Thank you to coach Potter and the Cougar soccer family for this wonderful career opportunity," Schoene said. "It is an honor to be working with a great coaching staff and high-caliber student-athletes. I am looking forward to helping the program compete in the Pac-12, the most prestigious conference in the country."

Schoene holds a United States Soccer Federation ‘C' coaching license. Originally from Seattle, she earned a degree in speech communication from Portland State in 2007.

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