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  COACHING STAFF

KATE POPOVEC  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Head coach Joe McKeown announced on June 12, 2017, that Kate Popovec was returning to Northwestern as the Director of Player Development.

Popovec previously held the same role under McKeown at Northwestern from 2014-16. She was then hired as an assistant coach at Colgate, a position she held during the 2016-17 season.
 
Prior to coaching, Popovec attended and played at Northwestern from 2011-13 during her junior and senior years after transferring from Pittsburgh. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors each season at Northwestern.
 
Following her senior campaign, Popovec was chosen as Northwestern's female recipient of the 2013 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship award. She was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar after the 2012-13 season.
 
After obtaining both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern, Popovec spent the 2013-14 season as the director of operations for the La Salle women's basketball team. 

 

TIANA MYERS  |  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tiana Myers will enter her second year as the Director of Women's Basketball Operations for Northwestern. Her responsibilities include planning team travel, scheduling, summer camp director, among other duties.
 
Myers has served on Joe McKeown's staff since the 2012-13 season. She started as a program assistant before being elevated to her current role prior to the 2015-16 season.
 
Myers graduated from George Washington in 2012 with a bachelor's in business administration and a minor in psychology. At GW, she was a three-time team captain, a two-time MVP, and a member of the 1,000-point club. Myer also served as the student-athlete advisory council representative for two years.
 
The Camp Springs, Md., native earned her master's in sports administration from Northwestern in 2014. 
 

KATIE SULLIVAN  |  ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Northwestern head women's basketball coach Joe McKeown has announced the addition of Katie Sullivan to the team's staff as assistant director of operations.
 
"I am thrilled to be a part of the Northwestern family," Sullivan said. "I have worked with Coach McKeown in the past and I looked forward to learning from him as well the rest of the staff. Northwestern strives for excellence on and off the court, and I look forward to becoming a part of its great tradition."
 
In this role, Sullivan will be responsible for all aspects of team video and assist with organizing travel and the day-to-day operations of the program.
 
"Katie brings a wealth of great basketball experience to Northwestern," McKeown said. "Her time with USA Basketball, will be a great asset to our program. She also brings great coaching experience at Colorado College and playing experience at Saint Mary's. I had the opportunity to work with Katie at the World University Games and she had a great attitude and work ethic!"
 
Prior to arriving in Evanston, Sullivan served as the National Teams coordinator for USA Basketball and was an assistant coach at Colorado College.
 
The South Bend, Ind., native is a 2012 graduate of St. Mary's College where she was a four-year letter winner on the women's basketball team.