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    WKNC 88.1 FM - FLAGSHIP STATION is your home in the triangle for Wolfpack Women's basketball. Join Patrick Kinas and former Wolfpack player Rachel Stockdale as they make the play by play calls live from courtside on 88.1 FM.
     
    Patrick Kinas - Women's Basketball Play-by-Play

    Patrick Kinas enters his 14th season as the play-by-play voice of the NC State Wolfpack women's team, and just completed his 21st season broadcasting minor league baseball, including his first for the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Kinas began his pro career in Clinton, Iowa, as the broadcaster for the Clinton LumberKings in 1993, before moving to the Kane County (IL) Cougars in suburban Chicago in 1997-98. Kinas moved to the Carolina Mudcats just before the start of the 1999 season, then was hired by the Bulls in January, 2012.  Kinas also handles the national play-by-play call of the East West Shrine Game, played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.  Additionally, he calls the North Carolina High School Game of the Week on Time Warner Cable, along with calling various sports for the ACC Digital Network, East Carolina University, the Big South and is the men's backup broadcaster at NC State.

    In 2001, Kinas coordinated Mudcats For America, a fundraiser which raised over $5,000 for the September 11th Fund. Kinas raised the funds by setting a Guinness World Record for marathon bowling, lasting 34 hours and 23 minutes at Buffalo Lanes in Cary, NC.

    Kinas has also done various television work for Comcast Sports South and SportsChannel Chicago, and held internships at WGN-AM, Chicago, WSCR-AM, Chicago and WAND-TV, Decatur, IL.

    Kinas grew up in Pontiac, IL, earning a Communication/Business Administration degree from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, then picked up his Master's Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in 1994.

    While at Millikin, Kinas became the winningest tennis player in both singles and doubles in school history, earning MVP honors while playing at the #1 singles and doubles position. Kinas graduated from Pontiac Township High School in 1988, where he was student body president, Homecoming King and the school's #1 varsity tennis player all four seasons, earning three MVP awards.

    Kinas lives in Raleigh where his is still a highly active tennis player.

    Rachel Stockdale - Women's Basketball Color Analyst

    NC State head women's basketball coach Wes Moore announced on July 3, 2013 the hiring of former Wolfpack basketball playerRachel Stockdale as the program's Director of High School Relations.

    Stockdale, from High Point, N.C., was a four-year guard for Hall of Fame head coach Kay Yow from 2002-07. She helped guide the Wolfpack to three NCAA Tournament appearances and was an All-ACC Freshman team selection for the Pack.

    "I'm truly thankful and blessed to have the opportunity to come back home to NC State," said Stockdale. "I love everything about this place! I have a great deal of respect for Coach Moore,and as a proven winner, I'm excited about the future of the Wolfpack women.

    "I look forward to the journey of building and cultivating the relationships surrounding our program."

    In this new role, Stockdale will coordinate all recruiting activities for prospective student-athletes, which includes organizing all official and unofficial visits to campus.

    Stockdale will also be tasked with supervising graduate assistants and student assistants, as well as organizing both coaching clinics and high school camps.

    "Rachel is a perfect fit for us as a former Wolfpack player," said Moore. "It's great to have someone on the staff who has the passion she brings for this program and NC State.

    "She is from North Carolina. She played high school basketball here. She played AAU basketball here. She's spent time coaching in the state at the college level. Rachel brings everything you would want to this position."

    Stockdale spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at East Carolina. The Pirates fashioned a 22-10 record and made a trip to the Postseason WNIT in her only season in Greenville.

    She spent the previous season as an assistant coach at Wake Forest University. The Demon Deacons' 2011-12 campaign was one of the best in school history. Wake won 20 games for just the second time ever and made a trip to the postseason for only the fifth time in school history.

    "Recruiting North Carolina is a big priority for this staff," explained Moore. "Obviously having somebody with Rachel's background is going to make the job transition a little bit smoother as we reach out to coaches."

    Before arriving in Winston-Salem, Stockdale helped Elon reach new heights as an assistant coach. The Phoenix finished the 2010-11 season with a 20-13 record - the program's best campaign at the Division I level. Elon made a postseason appearance that season for the first time since joining Division I.

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