After two years as an assistant coach, Kayla Waskow was named Coe College Women's Basketball Head Coach on June 26, 2017. One of the most decorated players in school history, Waskow returned to Coe in June of 2015 as an assistant coach.
The Dunkerton native played five years for the Kohawks, earning a medical redshirt after playing in just nine games as a freshman. After graduation from Coe in 2013, Waskow became a graduate assistant at Aurora University, where she earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2015.
Waskow owned 14 school records upon graduation, while ranking in the top five in 29 categories. Waskow set three single-season records in 2011-12 for points scored (445), field goals made (168) and free throws attempted (150). She is also Coe's career leader in points (1,583), field goals made (599), free throws made (364), rebounds (695), games played (118), games started (92) and minutes played (3,068). She also owns the single-game record for rebounds with 20 against Buena Vista on Jan. 14, 2012, a night she also scored 28 points in one of the most dominating performances in school history.
A two-year captain, Waskow played on Coe's first two NCAA Tournament teams. Coe advanced to at least the second round in both appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2011. Waskow was a three-time All-Iowa Conference First Team selection, while also being named the Iowa Conference MVP in 2011-12. She is the only Kohawk in school history to have earned MVP honors in women's basketball.