KRISTA POEHLER
Basketball
1998 – Warren – Visual Arts/Media & Communications

 

 A point guard known for her work ethic and hard-charging style on the court, Krista Poehler went to four NCAA Division III post-season tournaments as a member of the Triton Women’s Basketball team from 1994-98. She was team captain in 1996-97 and 1997-98 and co-MVP as a senior. Her teams posted a cumulative record of 77-28.


After graduating from UCSD, she spent one year in La Jolla as an assistant coach before heading to University of Oregon where she received her MBA with emphasis in Sports Marketing at 2001. While in Eugene, she was also an assistant coach for the Pac-10 champion Oregon women’s basketball squad. In 2001, she worked on the broadcasting side with the WNBA and in 2002 got back into coaching, spending two years at Colorado State and one at San Diego State.

In 2005, she put her marketing degree to work as Girls Brand Director for Osiris Shoes which specializes in skateboard and lifestyle apparel. She led the launch of Osiris’s new girls line and now runs both the girls and kids divisions. In 2007, she started her own business—Becky Bones—a brand for inspired teens which gives back 25% of profits to grass roots solutions for saving the planet.

Three back surgeries have curtailed her basketball and running careers, but she has taken up swimming and water polo. In November of 2007, she married Ashley Kokjohn.