Earlier today, it was announced that new Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White has hired two highly respected coaches to her staff: Gail Goestenkors and Gary Kloppenburg. Both bring a plethora of credentials to White's staff and will be great assets to White.
Here is an excerpt from the press release:
The Indiana Fever has named Gail Goestenkors and Gary Kloppenburg as assistant coaches to join Stephanie White in her first season as head coach on the Fever sidelines.
Goestenkors and Kloppenburg both have head coaching experience and last year they worked together as assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Sparks. Goestenkors was a long-time head coach at Duke and Texas in the college ranks, and last year made her coaching debut in the WNBA. Kloppenburg, a former Indiana assistant under Lin Dunn from 2008-11, was the head coach of the Tulsa Shock in 2012 and 2013.
White and Kloppenburg shared the Fever sidelines with Dunn during a 2011 season that saw Indiana finish 21-13 atop the Eastern Conference before falling in the conference finals. In separate seasons with Indiana, each was voted by league GMs as the top assistant coach in the WNBA."I am very excited to add Gail and Gary to our staff. Their experience is second to none," said White, whose own WNBA resume includes five years as a player and eight as coach. "Both bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of our league, the players and what it takes to put a successful team on the floor. Most importantly they are both quality people who fit perfectly into our franchise and our community."