January 21, 2010
SEATTLE - Jenny Boucek has re-joined the Seattle Storm organization as the director of player development and scouting, Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Brian Agler announced today. The 2010 season marks Boucek’s fourth with the organization.
“I’m thrilled Jenny is joining our staff this season,” Agler said. “Jenny has witnessed and experienced the WNBA from both the playing and coaching vantage points and brings a valuable perspective to our staff. She knows both the professional game and our league and what it takes to be successful at our level.
“We will count on Jenny to work with our players to improve their skills and overall game along with overseeing the team’s scouting responsibilities. Just like finding individuals that fit our program and improve our team, we look for staff members that can do the same. Jenny brings that to the Storm.”
Boucek served as an assistant coach for the Storm under Anne Donovan during the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons and was an integral part of the 2004 WNBA championship team. In two-plus seasons as the head coach for the now-defunct Sacramento Monarchs, Boucek compiled a record of 40-41.
“It’s an honor to be part of the Storm organization again,” Boucek said. “There is a dynamic, synergetic relationship that exists between the Storm, the fans and the community and to me this epitomizes what pro sports should be.
“Sharing in the experience of winning the 2004 WNBA championship was one of my most memorable experiences and I am elated to team up with this great organization and community in pursuing another championship.”
After beginning her WNBA coaching career began in 1999 as an assistant with the Washington Mystics, Boucek spent three seasons as an assistant with the Miami Sol. She played professional basketball for two years before joining the coach ranks. In 1997, the WNBA’s inaugural season, Boucek was a member of the Cleveland Rockers.
Boucek also 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 Cleveland for the 1998 season but was forced to retire due to a career-ending back injury.
A four-year starter at the University of Virginia (1992-96), Boucek helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular-season ACC Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances. She was a two-time GTE Academic All-America 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.