Coquese Washington: She’s Got the Look
Came across this link when I was doing my morning check of women’s sports news: Lady Lions basketball coach Coquese Washington getting recognized as one of the sport’s best dressed coaches.
I’ve spent most of my journalism career covering sports, and I hate when female athletes and coaches are trivialized or categorized by how they look. But the Women’s Sports Blog doesn’t do that. It covers everything: results, athlete profiles and the real issues facing women’s sport. Besides, sportswriters are constantly referencing Pat Riley’s Armani suits, and he’s not the only well known NBA fashion plate. So I’m cool with this, as long as it’s not the only thing Washington is noted for. And with the Lady Lions, who finished 11-18 last season, off to a 10-4 start, it seems like more recognition will be forthcoming.
Update from my eagle-eyed co-senior editor, Ryan Jones: There are two Penn State soccer players in the blog’s title photo. Alyssa Naeher is in green on the right, and Christine Nairn (No. 11, in the middle) is holding up her gold medal. We think it’s the 2008 U-20 World Cup team.
Lori Shontz, senior editor