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The Seattle Rainmakers announced today that Fiona McKibben and Kate Kingery will take on head coaching responsibilities for the 2016 team.
The Seattle Rainmakers announced today that the head coaching responsibilities of the team will pass to Fiona McKibben and Kate Kingery, two of the assistant coaches from the 2015 Western Conference championship team.
After a successful season coaching the underdog Rainmakers all the way to the 2015 MLU Championship, the team is thrilled to welcome back both Kingery and McKibben as Co-Head Coaches. Both McKibben and Kingery are members of Seattle’s Riot club ultimate team, and fixtures in the Pacific Northwest Ultimate community.
While both coaches will split all responsibilities for the upcoming season, both acknowledged that Kingery will most likely be more involved with the offense, with McKibben focusing a bit more on the defense.
After taking a 5-5 Rainmakers squad to the championship in their first season with the organization, McKibben and Kingery are looking to carry that momentum forward as they assemble this year’s roster.
“I am always on the look out for players who can play tight person-to-person defense, while keeping an eye to the bigger picture on the field.” said McKibben “On offense I notice players who can see the whole field and cut to make space for their teammates to get open. Additionally, we are looking at some turn-over in our offensive handlers since last season and will be striving to fill those positions.”