WSU Cougars

WSU's Daugherty Taking Medical Leave of Absence

PULLMAN, Wash. -

Washington State women's basketball head coach June Daugherty will be taking an indefinite medical leave of absence, stepping away immediately to address personal health concerns. Until coach Daugherty returns, Associate Head Coach Mike Daugherty will take over as acting head coach of the Cougars.

"The medical procedure I had a few weeks ago was successful but I need some additional time to rest and heal," said Daugherty. "I have great confidence that my staff will continue to coach the Cougs to their best play yet. I believe in this team and I am excited to see them continue to have success in Pac-12 Conference play."

Coach June Daugherty is in her 11th season as Washington State's head coach and 29th season overall. Daugherty missed three games previously this season with Mike Daugherty, also in his 11th season at WSU, taking charge of the team. Coach Mike Daugherty is 2-3 all-time as acting head coach, including 1-2 this season.

Overall, WSU is 9-11 and 2-6 in Pac-12 play with 10 games remaining in the regular season.