UW-Green Bay women’s basketball coach Kevin Borseth’s two daughters are on the roster of Division 2 state championship qualifier Notre Dame.
Kayla and Carli Borseth are sophomores that played on the JV team this season but were recently called up to the varsity.
Both got a chance to play in the final minute and a half of Notre Dame’s 61-35 state semifinal victory over Milton this afternoon.
But their dad wasn’t able to see the game because he is busy preparing for UWGB’s Horizon League semifinal game tonight against Detroit at the Kress Center. But coach Borseth said he plans to attend the D2 championship game, which will be held at 6:35 p.m. Saturday night.
“Every waking moment that we have together we go to the gym,” said coach Borseth of his daughters. “They always want to go to the gym and shoot, which is really good.”
Notre Dame coach Sarah Rohde was a former player for Borseth at UWGB. Rohde also served as an assistant on Borseth’s staff after her playing days.
“Sarah is doing a great job with the kids,” Borseth said.
Borseth said he is looking forward to Rohde coaching his daughters for their final two seasons in high school.
Borseth jokingly told Rohde not to apply for any other coaching jobs because he would bad-mouth her. “She said, ‘What do you mean?’” laughed Borseth. “I said, ‘You’re going to coach my daughters for the next couple years.’”
On a serious note, Borseth said of Rohde: “It’s nice obviously anytime you’ve got a former player that’s got an opportunity to coach someplace and achieve a level of success. It’s really good but it doesn’t surprise me because she was a very good high school player and really good college player.”
Borseth could sense Rohde would be a good coach when she played for him at UWGB.
“Sarah’s one of those people that just had a lot of fire in her belly,” said Borseth. “Very few people have the fire in their belly that Sarah has in hers and she’s one of those people. You feed off that energy. She’s got a lot of it.”