Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Redd Joins PLU Staff

Inaugural Storm player Jamie Redd, who played collegiately at UW, has joined the staff of newly-hired PLU Coach Kelly Warnke.

"It's a great opportunity for me being that it's not too far from where I live," Redd told the Seattle Times. "Obviously, the program has had some success, but they're moving in a new direction and I wanted to be a part of that."

After the conclusion of her three-year Storm career, Redd has remained in the area and been a regular at KeyArena for Storm games. She had worked as a corrections offer for the Washington State Department of Corrections and will continue that work in addition to her coaching duties.

Redd joins a sizable group of former Storm players now coaching basketball. One interesting note: When Storm assistant Heidi VanDerveer returned to the NCAA level as an assistant at San Diego State, she replaced former Storm guard Kate Paye. Paye moved on to coach under VanDerveer's sister, Tara, at Stanford, where she replaced ... former Storm guard Charmin Smith, now part of the Cal coaching staff.

Small world, isn't it?

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