A former standout player at Nebraska and Missouri State, KC Cowgill will begin her second season as an assistant coach for UTSA this fall and fifth year on the Roadrunners staff overall. Cowgill assists with scouting along with mentoring the guards.
Under Cowgill’s guidance last season, Kamra King led the team in scoring and earned third-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. The squad averaged four more points per game than the previous season thanks, in part, to the guards, which boasted the top five scorers on the team. The group also increased its amount of assists (+2.3) and steals (+1.7) per contest in its first season under Cowgill.
Prior to the 2012-13 season, Cowgill spent the previous three campaigns as the program's director of operations. She was in charge of team travel, film exchange, community service outings and she oversaw the squad's student managers during that time.
The Grand Island, Neb., native was an assistant coach at Western Illinois during the 2008-09 season. Her responsibilities included working with the guards, recruiting, scouting and team travel. She was instrumental in working with Amanda Walker, who earned honorable mention All-Summit League honors in 2009.
Prior to Western Illinois, Cowgill spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Centenary from 2006-08. She previously served as an assistant coach with Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo., in 2006.
Cowgill was a two-year letterwinner at Missouri State from 2003-05. The two-time team captain appeared in 65 games (12 starts) and was part of the Bears squad that won the 2005 Missouri Valley Conference Championship and the Women's National Invitational Tournament. She was tabbed 2004 Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Year after helping lead Missouri State to a regular season and tournament conference championship as well as an NCAA Tournament appearance.
Before joining the Bears, Cowgill played her first two collegiate seasons at Nebraska, where she was named team captain in 2001-02. She played in 47 contests, including 22 starts, for the Huskers. Cowgill scored 271 points and collected 109 rebounds in her two seasons.
A 2000 graduate of Grand Island Catholic Central High School, Cowgill excelled in three sports and was named Nebraska’s Athlete of the Year in 1999-2000. During that year, she was named to Nebraska’s Super State First Team in basketball and still stands as the state’s second all-time leading scorer (2,427 points).