College - Virginia
Sacramento Monarchs Head Coach Jenny Boucek begins her third season with the franchise after finishing the 2008
season with a final record of 18-16 and a sixth consecutive WNBA Playoff berth for the organization. She was named head
coach on November 15, 2006, returning to the WNBA after serving as an advanced scout for the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics
since 2006. She is the first person in the WNBA to be a player, assistant coach, and head coach.
Previously, Boucek has seven years of WNBA assistant coaching experience, including the Seattle Storm’s 2004 WNBA
Championship run. She spent three seasons with the Storm (2003-05), also helping to lead the team to the WNBA Playoffs
in 2005. Prior to Seattle, she was an assistant coach for the now defunct Miami Sol for three years (2000-02) and helped
the squad advance to the WNBA Playoffs in 2001. She began her coaching career in 1999 as an assistant coach for the
Boucek’s WNBA career began as a player when she became a member of the Cleveland Rockers in 1997, during the
WNBA’s inaugural season. In the immediate off-season, she played in the Icelandic Basketball League and earned league
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.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Boucek graduated with honors from Virginia in 1997 with a degree in sports medicine
and sports management.