Carolyn Jenkins

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Carolyn Jenkins
Personal information
Born (1969-01-29) January 29, 1969 (age 48)
Fresno, California
Nationality American
Career information
College University of California
Coaching career 1991–2007
Career history
As coach:
1991–1995 Stanford (assistant)
1996–2000 Michigan State (assistant)
2000–2003 Sacramento State
20032007 Minnesota Lynx (assistant)
2006 Minnesota Lynx (interim)

Carolyn Charise Jenkins (born January 29, 1969 in Fresno, California), is the assistant commissioner for operations of the West Coast Conference. Previously, Jenkins served as a women's basketball coach in the WNBA, serving as an assistant coach and head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, and as Director of Player Personnel for the WNBA.

Jenkins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UC Berkeley (Cal) in 1990. While at Cal, she played 104 career games in four seasons with the Golden Bears from 1986-1990.

After assistant coaching stints at Stanford and Michigan State, Jenkins became the Head Coach for the women's basketball team at Sacramento State University for three seasons.

Jenkins became the Minnesota Lynx fourth head coach in 2006 after Suzie McConnell Serio resigned on July 23. She led the Lynx to a 2-9 record to close out the 2006 WNBA Season.

In December 2006, longtime NBA assistant Don Zierden was named the Lynx head coach, and Jenkins was retained in her current assistant coaching position. On November 1, 2007 Jenkins was named director of player personnel of the WNBA.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Suzie McConnell Serio
Minnesota Lynx Head Coach
Succeeded by
Don Zierden

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