Coach Bio

Steve Key
College - Boston University

Steven Key is entering his second season as Head Coach/ General Manager for the Chicago Sky. Named to the head coaching position for the Chicago Sky during the 2007-2008 offseason, Key ended his first season with a 12-22 record, finishing in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Key got his first victory with the Sky during the teamsí home opener against Sacramento on May 22.

A veteran European professional basketball player and coach, Key joined the Sky in 2006 during the teamsí inaugural year as an assistant coach after working with the Dusseldorf Magics in Germany for three seasons.

The 6í4 point-guard from Boston University joined the CBA for one season after college before heading overseas where he would spend the rest of his years playing for teams throughout Germany and Austria. It was there he began coaching, taking the Magics to a 20-10 record during his first year and 25-5 during the second.

Then in 2006, Key helped the Sky get off their feet in the teamsí first two years in the league in the assistant role. After earning the head coach position, Key and the Sky finished fifth place in the WNBA Eastern Division in 2008 under his leadership.

Key was born into an athletic family, growing up with five siblings in Columbia, Maryland. With a sister active in track and field at the University of Michigan, another sister playing basketball at Saginaw Valley State and a brother playing basketball at Northwood University, the Key family has a rich tradition in the game. In Columbia, Key was named the 1986 Howard Country Player of the Year during his final year of high school. He graduated from Boston University in 1990, earning a bachelorís degree in communications. Key and his wife Janka have a daughter, Sidney Kiana and resides in Chicago.