SEATTLE — The Washington women’s basketball team has added assistant coach Kyle Locke.
Huskies coach Tia Jackson announced Thursday that Locke had arrived from Coppin State.
He was an assistant for nine years for the Division I school in Baltimore. He was known there for coaching defense and recruiting.
Jackson cites Locke’s “passion, drive and coaching experience.” She calls him a “perfect fit” and exceptional recruiter for the Huskies.
The 36-year-old Locke calls it “a step up to the upper echelon of college basketball, the Pac-10.”
The native of Philadelphia and former Coppin State player is replacing Fred Applin.
Applin left Washington to pursue a coaching chance at East Carolina.