August 12, 1974 |
Timberlake, North Carolina
|College||University of Virginia|
|Draft||Elite draft, 1997
|Utah Starzz (1997–1999)
Detroit Shock (2000–2001)
Orlando Miracle (2002)
Connecticut Sun (2003–2004)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2005)
Seattle Storm (2006)
|Awards and honors|
|2004 Most Improved Player|
Wendy Palmer (born August 12, 1974 in Timberlake, North Carolina), is a former professional basketball player in the WNBA, and current Head Coach of the UNCG women's basketball team. Her primary position was forward.
Palmer attended Person Senior High School in Roxboro, North Carolina, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. She participated in the inaugural WBCA High School All-America Game in 1992, scoring eleven points.
Palmer graduated from the University of Virginia in 1996, and is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1994 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.
Palmer took her first coaching position at Virginia Commonwealth University while playing in the WNBA. In 2007 she joined the staff at the University of Kentucky under Coach Matthew Mitchell. She remained there until 2009.
In 2009, Palmer became an assistant coach at the University of Virginia under legendary Coach Debbie Ryan.
In 2011, Palmer became the head women's coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- Position: Forward
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
- College: University of Virginia
- Team(s): Utah Starzz, Detroit Shock, Orlando Miracle, Connecticut Sun, San Antonio Silver Stars, Seattle Storm (WNBA)
- WNBA Player Profile
- June 2006 Seattle Storm article on her injury
- July 2005 press release on joining the Virginia Commonwealth University coaching staff