Hagerotts to serve as Women's First Team assistants
Father-daughter duo to help guide team in debut campaign


SSC Shadow announced Tuesday that former Whitworth women's head coach Jael Hagerott and her father Daman Hagerott, a longtime Spokane coaching fixture, will serve as assistant coaches under Kevin Moon for the Shadow Women's First Team in its first season in the newly-created Northwest Premier League. 

The pair has worked together, along with Moon, in recent years at Whitworth University. 

Jael Hagerott, who also coaches youth sides with SSC Shadow and recently guided the G98-A team to the U17 RCL Division 1 title, served as the program's head coach from 2011 to 2015 before stepping down. The former Pirate standout finished as the program's all-time assist leader and was a four-time Northwest Conference First Team selection, earning Conference Player of the Year honors as a freshman in 2003. Prior to 2011, she served as an assistant coach for the Pirates for three seasons, two of them under her father. 

Daman Hagerott served as Whitworth's head coach on two occasions, guiding the Pirates from 1993-97 and again in 2009-2010, stepping down on the first occasion to pursue a doctoral degree and the second time to focus on his teaching responsibilities at the university. He continued to aid the program as an assistant on both occasions, though he took a sabbatical in 2000-01 to study at Gonzaga, where he briefly also served as an assistant for the GU women's program. 

His coaching experience is also highlighted by a previous stint as a Shadow assistant coach, serving the role for the men's team in its formative years from 1995-97 in the Premier Development League. 

The former Seattle Pacific University player (member of the program's 1978 NCAA DII championship side) began his coaching career at the high school level with an assistant role at Kent-Meridian. His head coaching roles then followed at Federal Way, Kent-Meridian, Riverside, Pacific Lutheran University (1983) and Sterling College, where he was named KCAC Coach of the Year. His experience in Spokane began in 1992 at University High School, where he was GSL Coach of the Year twice.