Albright in 2016.
May 26, 1955 |
Graham, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1981–1983||Tennessee (grad. asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Jane Gibson Albright (born May 26, 1955) is an American women's college basketball coach who is the former head coach at Nevada. Albright was previously head coach at Northern Illinois from 1984 to 1994, Wisconsin from 1994 to 2003, and Wichita State from 2003 to 2008. She announced her retirement from Nevada on March 1, 2017, effective at the end of the season.
Early life and education
Born and raised in Graham, North Carolina, Albright graduated from Graham High School in 1973 and Appalachian State University in 1977 cum laude with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. At Appalachian State, Albright played basketball and volleyball.
Albright began her career as the girls' varsity basketball coach at Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1977. The team went 3–18 in Albright's first year, then improved to 11–10 in 1978–79, 16–13 in 1979–80, and 20–7 in 1980–81 and made the playoffs in 1980 and 1981.
Albright served as the assistant coach for the team representing the United States at the World University Games held in Buffalo, New York in July 1993. The USA team defeated teams from Israel, Taiwan, the Ukraine, and Russia. They were defeated by Cuba 88–80 and by China 75–73. The USA team defeated Lithuania 83–73 to earn the bronze medal.
Head coaching record
|Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (1984–1986)|
|Northern Illinois Huskies (NCAA Division I independent) (1986–1987)|
|Northern Illinois Huskies (North Star Conference) (1987–1992)|
|1989–90||Northern Illinois||26–5||12–0||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|1991–92||Northern Illinois||18–14||8–4||2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-Continent Conference) (1992–1994)|
|1992–93||Northern Illinois||24–6||15–1||1st||NCAA First Round|
|1993–94||Northern Illinois||24–6||18–0||1st||NCAA First Round|
|Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten Conference) (1994–2003)|
|1994–95||Wisconsin||20–9||11–5||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1995–96||Wisconsin||21–8||12–4||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1997–98||Wisconsin||21–10||9–7||6th||NCAA First Round|
|2000–01||Wisconsin||18–10||12–4||T–2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2001–02||Wisconsin||19–12||8–8||T–5th||NCAA First Round|
|Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (2003–2008)|
|Nevada Wolf Pack (Western Athletic Conference) (2008–2012)|
|2009–10||Nevada||17–16||10–6||3rd||WNIT First Round|
|2010–11||Nevada||22–11||9–7||4th||WNIT Second Round|
|Nevada Wolf Pack (Mountain West Conference) (2012–present)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 29 Sep 2015.
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- "Jane Albright". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
- "Albright takes over Shockers after quitting Wisconsin". ESPN. April 11, 2003. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- "Jane Albright". Wichita State. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006.
- "Sixteenth World University Games – 1993". USA Basketball. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
- "Jane Albright, Head Women's Basketball Coach (Fourth Season)". Wichita State University. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved January 1, 2017.