Augustavo Realizes Coaching Dream
During her senior season at Washington, Michelle Augustavo fostered a passion to coach. Since then she's put her efforts into learning the craft, whether it was picking the brains of her mentors or taking on an intern-level position at Seattle University.
Recently, Augustavo realized her goal when she was named an assistant coach at Sacramento State. She'll take on the responsibilities of a full-time coach, with her duties ranging from budgeting, scheduling, and recruiting, along with player development.
Augustavo played two seasons Washington, having transferred back home from the University of San Diego. While the Bothell native and former Bishop Blanchet star was a deadly outside threat, she made it quite clear to everyone around the program that she was destined for a future in coaching. Two years ago, she spoke with GoHuskies.com about the topic, noting how she used to pepper Huskies coach Tia Jackson with questions whenever she was around the basketball offices. The two would even break down game film during the early morning hours.
"To know that she now gets to start this new venture in her life makes me proud," Jackson said. "There is no doubt in my mind that she will do fabulously."
Once Augustavo graduated from Washington after the 2009 season, she set about tapping into Jackson's extensive network of contacts in the profession. Augustavo then moved to Seattle U, where she served as an intern for the women's hoops program in 2010.
It's a similar path to the one former student-athlete Sami Whitcomb also hopes to forge. The two-time All-Pac-10 honoree is interning with the Huskies over the summer, and during the season she was a frequent guest in Jackson's office, where the two would discuss goals and the steps necessary to achieve them.
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