Jenny Boucek Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Boucek enters her seventh season with Seattle

January 8, 2014

SEATTLE - Two-time WNBA Champion Seattle Storm today announced assistant coach Jenny Boucek’s promotion to associate head coach.

“I am excited and grateful to continue to be part of the Storm,” said Boucek. “It is an honor to be part of an organization that prides itself on excellence, integrity and doing the right thing. We look forward to joining our fans and sponsors in enhancing our community and pursuing another championship.”

Boucek begins her fourth consecutive season with Seattle under the leadership of Storm Head Coach and General Manager, Brian Agler. Boucek rejoined the Storm in 2010 as the Director of Player Development and Scouting.

“Jenny has done a tremendous job in the four years she has been back with the Storm,” said Agler. “She has a tremendous basketball mind and has a great work ethic. Jenny's contributions are a big reason that we have continued to be a playoff team. We are all excited for her and the Storm in regard to this promotion.”

Boucek started her coaching career during the 1999 season with the Washington Mystics and joined the Miami Sol as an assistant coach from 2000-03. She then made her first stop in Seattle under Anne Donovan, from 2003-05 and was part of the Storm’s first WNBA Championship in 2004. Boucek then departed for the Sacramento Monarchs, serving as the head coach from 2007-09, compiling a record of 40-41 during her tenure.

“Jenny is one of the premier coaches in this league and her work ethic, dedication and passion are second to none,” said Storm President & CEO Karen Bryant. “We are excited to continue working with Jenny and Brian as we prepare for 2014.”

The Nashville, Tenn. native played professional basketball for two years before joining the coaching ranks. She was a member of the 1997 Cleveland Rockers during the WNBA’s inaugural season and played in Iceland in 1998. Boucek was forced to retire upon her return to Cleveland prior to the 1998 WNBA season due to a career-ending back injury.

A four-year starter at the University of Virginia, Boucek helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular-season ACC Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances. Boucek finished her career as a member of the 1,000-point club, twice earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a two-time GTE Academic All-America team member.

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