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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — On March 26th, former Purdue Women’s Basketball player and Marian University Women’s Coach Katie Gearlds was named Associate Head Coach and coach-in-waiting for her alma mater.

Gearlds will succeed current head coach Sharon Versyp, who is heading into the last year of her contract – a succession plan similar to what the Men’s Basketball program did back in 2004 with Matt Painter. A plan that Purdue athletics and its fans hope will produce the same results.

On the latest episode of Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with Gearlds about the move, her coaching philosophy, bringing Purdue Women’s Basketball to a national contender, and more!

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