College Sports

CM grad hired as assistant coach at McKendree

New McKendree University women’s basketball coach Kari Kerkhoff on Thursday hired Civic Memorial High graduate Katie Broadway an an assistant coach.

Broadway joins the staff after serving in multiple roles at Alabama Birmingham the past two seasons. As administrative assistant and coordinator of operations last season, she helped maintain the programs budget, booked travel and lodging for the program, managed social media and monitored student-athlete academic success.

Broadway also produced scouting reports, camp brochures, and helped prepare alumni, donor, and team functions while serving as a graduate assistant coach during the 2013-14 season.

“Being able to do what I love, at a school where I am surrounded by family is a dream come true,” Broadway said in a statement released by the university. “Coach Kerkhoff possesses a passion and knowledge of the game that I can only hope to learn from. I am thrilled to coach alongside her as we work towards taking McKendree women’s basketball to the next level. I can’t wait to start building relationships with current and future Bearcats.”

A native of Bethalto, Broadway played four seasons at Illinois State. She set a single-season school record with 89 3-pointers as a senior and became the 27th member of the 1,000-point club in her final collegiate season.

A team captain and two-time all-conference honoree, Broadway helped lead Illinois State to two regular-season Missouri Valley Conference championships and four appearances in the National Invitation Tournament, including semifinal appearances each of her first three seasons.

“I am excited to have Katie joining the McKendree women’s basketball program” Kerkhoff said in a prepared statement. “As a standout high-school player at Civic Memorial High School, her ties to the area will be a valuable asset in our efforts to recruit St. Louis area talent. Collegiately, Katie had a terrific career at Illinois State and there’s no doubt that she’ll bring a great deal of knowledge and insight to our guard development.”