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Thursday, July 01, 2010

So you think you want to be a coach?

Check out Aaron McMann's piece from Central Michigan Life.com: Growing up with Guevara: new assistant women’s basketball coach begins new role alongside former coach, mentor

During Oesterle’s brief time there, Stanford finished the 2002-03 season 27-5, including making another NCAA appearance. Oesterle, able to sit in coaches meetings, learned and absorbed as much as she could from legendary Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer.

But the fact remained she wasn’t being compensated.

“It was hard,” Oesterle said. “I ended up moving in with Heidi, Tara’s sister, because I ran out of money. I had to sweep floors during halftime of the men’s games and volleyball games so I could earn some extra money.”