David Joerger’s wife Kara Joerger met him back in 2001 at a birthday party in a bar. Joerger was the coach of the Dakota Wizards at that time in something called the IBL, which I’ve never even heard of. David had just gotten finished with a game, and Kara had actually been at the game and had been sitting right next to Joerger’s mother. They had never even met up until that point, so unless there were only a dozen seats at the game, that was a big coincidence. They started dating and were married in about a year. They’ve since had two daughters, both of which were featured in a daily local newspaper for winning a reading award for being above grade level readers. Kara was quoted as saying she started them both reading at a young age.
Over the next five or six years, David Joerger’s wife traveled with him from his team in Dakota to other basketball teams in the minors of hoops. Then he was hired in 2007 to be an assistant. It was sort of smooth sailing from there. The most interesting aspect about Kara directly is her tremendous involvement with horses and barrel racing. Riding horses rodeo style and barrel racing is her passion, and I really respect that. It’s something she’s really into, and it’s cool that she pursues it. I can’t even exactly tell you about barrel racing other than it involves racing on top of a horse around some barrels in order to get a really fast time. It honestly seems like a really fun sport, and it’s probably not bad to watch if you’re at all involved with the competitors. I get the sense that this was something she’s been involved with from a very early age. Growing up in South Dakota, there’s probably not all that much to do, but there is barrel racing!