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League  WNBA
Name  Jenny Boucek
Position  Head coach
Coaching career  1999–present
Education  University of Virginia

College  Virginia (1992–1996)
Height  1.73 m
Nationality  American
Role  Basketball player
Pro career  1997
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Born  December 20, 1973 (age 41) Nashville, Tennessee (1973-12-20)
High school  University School (Nashville, Tennessee)
1999  Washington Mystics (assistant)
Similar People  Brian Agler, Ticha Penicheiro, Sue Bird, Alysha Clark, Sandy Brondello
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Jennifer Dawn "Jenny" Boucek (born December 20, 1973) is a former basketball player and former head coach of the Seattle Storm. She was hired by the team on January 20, 2015, but terminated on August 10, 2017 as the team failed to meet the expectations that came along with the acquisition of top draft pick Breanna Stewart. Boucek was previously the Head Coach for the Sacramento Monarchs from November, 2006 until July 12, 2009.

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College career

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

In November 1997 she signed with Keflavík in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. She helped the club win the Icelandic championship and the Icelandic Basketball Cup, and was named the Foreign player of the year. 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.

On August 10, 2017, the Seattle Storm fired Boucek as head coach after compiling a 36-58 record for the franchise and, in particular, for a disappointing 2017 season.

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