In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Katie Gearlds, the first-year Purdue women’s basketball head coach.
As an Indiana native and former Purdue player, Coach Gearlds describes what it feels like to have her dream job and how she recruits the right fits for the Purdue culture while striving to empower and influence the young women on her team.
Coach Gearlds also discusses the incredible support system from the Purdue Athletics community and what it will take for the team to nab more Big Ten Championship titles in the coming seasons.
Plus, we have some fun talking about her extensive shoe collection, featuring — you guessed it — plenty of gold and black shoes. If you love Purdue, you’ll love this conversation!