Janet Soderberg, a Northwest native who played for and coached with UW head coach June Daugherty at Boise State, spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the purple and gold.
Soderberg serves as both recruiting and defensive coordinator with the Huskies.
Soderberg, a native of Bremerton, Wash., returned to the Pacific Northwest, after a variety of assistant collegiate coaching stints. She already had a strong connection to the Husky program, having played for and coached with June and Mike Daugherty at Boise State, and having coached Washington's third assistant coach Kellie Lewis-Jay at BSU as well.
Soderberg came to Seattle from Nevada, where she was an assistant on the women's basketball staff from 2002-03. With the Wolfpack, Soderberg was the team's recruiting coordinator, and handled team travel and game scheduling.
Prior to that, Soderberg coached at her alma mater of Boise State from 1995-2002. She was assistant coach for four seasons before being promoted to associate head coach for the next three years. With BSU, Soderberg was both the recruiting coordinator and worked with the Bronco offense. She was also responsible for game scheduling, film exchange and scouting. Soderberg coached one season with the Daughertys at Boise State, 1995-96. She also coached Lewis-Jay at BSU for three seasons, from 1995-98.
Soderberg was a graduate assistant at Pacific from 1993-95, while earning her master's degree in educational and counseling psychology. She received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Boise State in 1993. Soderberg is currently working on a doctorate degree in psychology.
She was a four-year basketball letterwinner with the Broncos from 1988-92, and played three of her four years under Daugherty. Soderberg was a student assistant for Daugherty while finishing her degree in 1992-93.
Soderberg, 36, was born in Detroit, Mich., but was raised in Bremerton and was a 1988 graduate of Bremerton High School. She played both basketball and soccer at Bremerton High.
Honored for her outstanding accomplishments, Soderberg was inducted to the Kitsap County Sports Hall of Fame in September, 2006. She resides in Seattle.