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VIDEO: Interview With Purdue Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach, Katie Gearlds!

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Fans should be excited for Gearlds to take over the reigns!

I was already excited when it was announced that Katie Gearlds would be joining Purdue Women’s Basketball next season to learn behind Sharon Versyp before becoming the Head Coach in 2022-23... After having the honor of talking to her, I could not be more ecstatic about the new era of this storied program. Coach Gearlds is as real as they come, full of energy, and puts a lot of emphasis on building relationships with her team. I could not think of a better fit for Purdue than the former Boilermakers All-American.

You can watch the full interview using the link below and scroll down for an outline of the conversation. Hope you guys enjoy, Boiler Up!

During the interview, Coach Gearlds & I discussed:

- The whirlwind over the last few weeks since accepting the job.

- What this period has looked like in terms of practice, recruiting and getting acclimated.

- Why she felt now was the time to make the transition from NAIA Marian to Purdue.

- How are herself and Coach Versyp working together this year to help her take over the reigns the following season?

- Her growth as a player and leader in four years at Purdue.

- The relationship she has formed with Coach Versyp.

- Why this is a “dream come true” for her to be coaching Purdue Women’s Basketball.

- Looking back at her amazing playing career and the path she took.

- The success she had at Purdue & being an All-American as a senior.

- Why she is more proud of her coaching career than her playing career.

- Interacting with LeBron James at the 2003 McDonald’s All-American Games.

- Her message to Purdue Boilermakers fans on becoming the new leader of the program.

- AND MORE!