Yellowjackets name interim women's basketball coach

Emily Carpenter, who played both basketball and softball for the Yellowjackets, returns to Wisconsin-Superior.

Emily Carpenter in 2019
Wisconsin-Superior’s Emily Carpenter (14) drives past Augsburg’s Arianna Jones (1) in the third quarter Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior. Carpenter is returning to UWS to serve as interim women's basketball head coach.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram
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Wisconsin-Superior announced Thursday the hiring of former Yellowjacket Emily Carpenter as the interim head coach of the women's basketball team.

Carpenter played four seasons on the UWS basketball team and two seasons on the Yellowjackets' softball team between 2016 and 2020. On the hardwood, she was part of three UMAC regular season championship teams, two UMAC tournament champions and went to the NCAA tournament twice.

A native of St. Peter, Minnesota, she spent the previous two seasons as an assistant softball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Carpenter replaces Zach Otto-Fisher, who resigned in May after five seasons.
Wisconsin-Superior's Zach Otto-Fisher talks with Emily Carpenter (14) during a free throw in the second quarter of the Yellowjackets’ game with the Bulldogs at Romano Gym in Duluth in November of 2019. Carpenter is replacing Ott-Fisher as head coach of the Yellowjackets women's basketball program.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

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