Jenny Boucek Named Assistant Coach for Reigning WNBA Champion Seattle Storm


January 13, 2011

SEATTLE - Jenny Boucek has re-signed with the Seattle Storm organization as an assistant coach, Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Brian Agler announced today. The 2011 season marks Boucek’s fifth with the organization.

“I’m thrilled that we have re-signed Jenny to the Storm coaching staff along with Nancy Darsch," Agler said. "Jenny played an integral role during our championship run. Having witnessed and experienced the WNBA from both the playing and coaching vantage points, she brings a valuable perspective to our staff. I look forward to working with her in our effort to defend the WNBA title.”

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As the director of player development and scouting during the 2010 championship season, Boucek concentrated her efforts on working with players to enhance their skills and overall game play in addition to overseeing the team’s scouting responsibilities.

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, one that represents excellence, integrity, a hard-work ethic and the true definition of teamwork,” Boucek said. “I look forward to the fun and dynamic challenge of pursuing back-to-back WNBA championships.”

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.

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