Kate Werner spent three years at the University of Washington as the director of basketball operations for the Huskies.
Werner oversaw the team's travel arrangements, summer camps, the budget and community service activities. She also played an active role working with the annual auction and is a member of the Fast Break Executive Board.
Werner, a native of Pullman, Wash., came to Seattle from Whitworth College in Spokane where she served as an assistant women's softball coach, assistant women's basketball coach and equipment room manager, while also getting her master's degree at the same time.
Werner served as an assistant coach with women's basketball and the equipment room manager from 2000-2003, and was assistant softball coach from 2000-2004.
She earned her masters degree in education with an emphasis in guidance and counseling in 2003, after receiving her bachelor of arts degree in business management in 1999, also from Whitworth.
Werner was a collegiate teammate of Husky trainer Jenn Ratcliff, who both played women's basketball at Whitworth from 1995-99. Werner was also a two-year collegiate letterwinner in softball.