New head coach at Williamette

Willamette University has hired Peg Swadener as the Bearcats’ next head coach of women’s basketball. Swadener, currently the associate head coach of women’s basketball at Portland State University, will begin her new duties in July.

Swadener has been an assistant coach at Portland State for the past five seasons. She was hired as an assistant coach in 2007 and quickly earned a promotion to associate head coach in 2008.

Prior to coaching at PSU, she was an assistant basketball coach at Boise State University from 1997-98 through 2001-02, was an assistant coach at Idaho State University in 2002-03, was an assistant coach at the University of Oregon from 2003-04 through 2005-06, and was an assistant coach at Princeton University in 2006-07.

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