Three MWSU sports add graduate assistants for 2012-2013
Three Missouri Western sports have added graduate assistants to its coaching staff for the next two seasons. Women’s soccer, women’s basketball and men’s basketball have individuals who will be working on their masters degree while helping coach the next couple of seasons.
Women’s basketball coach Rob Edmisson has added Tiffany Goldwire to his staff. Goldwire is no stranger to Edmisson as she played at Oklahoma City University for two seasons under Coach Edmisson including last season’s national championship team.
“Tiffany is with out a doubt one of the highest energy people I have been around,” commented Edmisson. “She has a great knowledge of the game for a young coach. Having played for me and having been on our National championship team will be a huge asset in our staff implementing our philosophy here.”
Goldwire, originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma played her high school basketball at Del City (Okla.) before playing two season of junior college basketball at Northern-Enid. She majored in kinesiology at Oklahoma City and is the daughter of Bennie and Tami Goldwire. Both her parents played basketball in college, with her father playing at Oklahoma and mother at Phillips.
Men’s basketball Coach Tom Smith has added Anthony Medina to his staff. Medina, originally from Conroe, Texas, played his high school basketball at The Woodlands High School before playing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas under Coach Smith’s son, Todd.
“Anthony Medina will give us a recruiting base in the Houston, Texas, area that we never had before,” stated Smith. “He is a very bright young man who is anxious to get some recruiting experience.”
During his senior season Medina played in 31 games averaging 11.36 points. He shot 41.3-percent (121-293) from the field and 37.8-percent (76-201) from long range. He averaged 3.65 rebounds per game, 1.71 assists per game and 0.10 steals per game.
Women’s soccer coach Chad Edwards has added Katie Valdez to his staff for the next two seasons. This marks the first season that the soccer program will have an assistant coach. Valdez is originally from Houston, Texas, and comes to Western after playing two seasons for the Northeastern State University RiverHawks.
“I am very excited to announce Katie as the graduate assistant for our program,” commented Coach Edwards. “Katie is a great person that has a vast background of soccer and has played at a very high level. She will make an immediate impact on our program and players. I am looking forward to working with her and know that she will be a tremendous asset for the program.”
Before playing for the RiverHawks she played two seasons at Centenary College of Shreveport, La. where she was an all-Conference second team selection and all-Conference Player of the Week during her sophomore campaign. As a junior for the RiverHawks she was named to the Lone Star all-Conference first team and last year she helped her squad to an 11-4-2 record. She played in 13 games with five starts during her senior campaign. She had three goals and two assists to go along with 17 shots on goal.
She graduated in the summer with a human and health performance degree.
— MWSU Sports Information —