Jenny Boucek

Jenny Boucek
Seattle Storm
Position Head coach
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1973-12-20) December 20, 1973
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Career information
High school University
(Nashville, Tennessee)
College Virginia (1992–1996)
WNBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Position Guard
Coaching career 1999–present
Career history
As player:
1997 Cleveland Rockers
As coach:
1999 Washington Mystics (assistant)
20002002 Miami Sol (assistant)
20032005 Seattle Storm (assistant)
20072009 Sacramento Monarchs
20102014 Seattle Storm (assistant)
2015–present Seattle Storm
Career highlights and awards

As assistant coach:

Jennifer Dawn "Jenny" Boucek (born December 20, 1973) is a former basketball player and currently the head coach of the Seattle Storm. From 1999 to 2005, she served as an assistant coach for various teams in the WNBA. She was named as the Head Coach for the Sacramento Monarchs on November 15, 2006. She was removed from the head coaching position on July 12, 2009.

College career

Born Jennifer Dawn Boucek in Nashville, Tennessee, Boucek was a four-year starting player for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team (nicknamed The Cavaliers) from 1992–96, Boucek helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular season Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances.

She was a two-time GTE Academic All-American team member and two-time ACC selection. Boucek twice earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors and finished her career at Virginia as a member of the 1,000-point club.

She also competed in the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993.

Boucek graduated with honors in 1997 with a degree in sports medicine and sports management.

Professional playing career

She played professional basketball for two years before joining the coaching ranks. In 1997, the WNBA's inaugural season, Boucek was a member of the Cleveland Rockers after making open tryouts.[1]

After the 1997 WNBA season ended, she played in Iceland in 1998 and was voted the country's best player after averaging 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists. She returned to the Cleveland Rockers in time for the 1998 season but retired from playing due to a career-ending back injury.

Coaching career

Boucek began her coaching career in the WNBA during the 1999 season as an assistant with the Washington Mystics. In 2000, she joined the Miami Sol, also as an assistant coach, for three seasons.

In 2003, Boucek, joined the Seattle Storm as an assistant coach and in 2004, helped the team win the WNBA Finals Championship, beating the Connecticut Sun. She also served as one of the Storm's scouts for prospective college players during the NCAA basketball season.

In addition to her official scouting duties, Boucek also served as a color commentator on a several Fox Sports Net broadcasts of ACC women's basketball games.

However, shortly after the 2005 WNBA season ended, Boucek declined to remain with the Storm for the upcoming 2006 season, citing personal reasons for her departure.

On November 15, 2006, the Sacramento Monarchs named Boucek as their new Head Coach for the 2007 WNBA season.

On July 12, 2009, Sacramento Monarchs General Manager John Whisenant announced the team relieved Boucek of her head coaching duties.

She compiled a 40-41 record in two-plus years as Monarchs head coach. She was 19-15 in 2007, 18-16 in 2008, and 3-10 in 2009 at the time of her dismissal.

On January 20, 2015, the Seattle Storm named Boucek as head coach.[2]

Coaching record

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L WL% Finish PG PW PL PWL% Result
SAC 2007 341915.5593rd in West312.333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAC 2008 341816.5294th in West312.333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAC 2009 13310.2316th in West---- Fired Mid-Season
SEA 2015 341024.2945th in West---- Missed Playoffs
SEA 2016 341618.4714th in West101.000 Lost in 1st Round
Career 1496683.443 725.286


  1. "Jenny Boucek: Career". WNBA. Archived from the original on April 30, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. WNBA's Storm Promote Jenny Boucek to Head Coach
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