Magpies Netball is pleased to announce Kate Upton as the team's Assistant Coach for 2019. Upton admits she is still in shock but is hungry for more success after overseeing the Australian Netball League premiers, the Tasmanian Magpies as Head Coach this season. Before joining the Magpies in 2016, Upton worked with the Victorian Fury for two seasons as an assistant coach. From there, she joined the DC North-East Blaze in the Victorian Netball League (VNL) serving as Head Coach since 2015. After the Magpies’ season concluded in June, Upton led the Blaze to the 2017 VNL championship division premiership, and was awarded the Joyce Brown Coaches Award for her outstanding season.