Coach Bio

Bridget Pettis
College - Florida
Bridget Pettis starts her first season as an assistant coach with the Tulsa Shock. Pettis was formally an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury and won two WNBA Championships on Phoenix’s coaching staff (2007 and 2009).

In 2013, Pettis was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks. Pettis served as an assistant coach with Phoenix from 2006 to 2009. She later served as director of basketball operations from 2010 to 2011 before retiring at the end of the 2011 season.

Pettis played in the WNBA for eight years. She was selected in the first round (seventh overall) in the 1997 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Pettis played for the Mercury for six years (1997-2001)(2004-2006). She also played for the Indiana Fever for two seasons from 2002 to 2003. She finished her playing career with a total of 1,408 points playing in 228 games.

In 2006, Pettis was honored for her contributions to the Phoenix Mercury organization with a banner that hangs in the US Airways Center.

She attended the University of Florida from 1991 to 1993 where she played under head coach Carol Ross. In 1993, Florida earned their first birth into the NCAA Tournament and made it to the second round.

Pettis played 14 years internationally in Italy, Turkey and Spain.


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