December 20, 1973 |
|High school||University (Nashville, Tennessee)|
|WNBA draft||1997 / Undrafted|
|1999||Washington Mystics (assistant)|
|2000–2002||Miami Sol (assistant)|
|2003–2005||Seattle Storm (assistant)|
|2010–2014||Seattle Storm (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player
As assistant coach:
Jennifer Dawn "Jenny" Boucek (born December 20, 1973) is a former basketball player and former head coach of the Seattle Storm. She was hired by the team on January 20, 2015, but terminated on August 10, 2017 as the team failed to meet the expectations that came along with the acquisition of top draft pick Breanna Stewart. Boucek was previously the Head Coach for the Sacramento Monarchs from November, 2006 until July 12, 2009.
Born Jennifer Dawn Boucek in Nashville, Tennessee, Boucek was a four-year starting player for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team (nicknamed The Cavaliers) from 1992–96, Boucek helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular season Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances.
She was a two-time GTE Academic All-American 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.
Boucek graduated with honors in 1997 with a degree in sports medicine and sports management.
Professional playing career
In November 1997 she signed with Keflavík in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. She helped the club win the Icelandic championship and the Icelandic Basketball Cup, and was named the Foreign player of the year. She returned to the Cleveland Rockers in time for the 1998 season but retired from playing due to a career-ending back injury.
In 2003, Boucek, joined the Seattle Storm as an assistant coach and in 2004, helped the team win the WNBA Finals Championship, beating the Connecticut Sun. She also served as one of the Storm's scouts for prospective college players during the NCAA basketball season.
However, shortly after the 2005 WNBA season ended, Boucek declined to remain with the Storm for the upcoming 2006 season, citing personal reasons for her departure.
On July 12, 2009, Sacramento Monarchs General Manager John Whisenant announced the team relieved Boucek of her head coaching duties.
She compiled a 40-41 record in two-plus years as Monarchs head coach. She was 19-15 in 2007, 18-16 in 2008, and 3-10 in 2009 at the time of her dismissal.
On January 20, 2015, the Seattle Storm named Boucek as head coach.
On August 10, 2017, the Seattle Storm fired Boucek as head coach after compiling a 36-58 record for the franchise and, in particular, for a disappointing 2017 season.
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|SAC||2007||34||19||15||.559||3rd in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SAC||2008||34||18||16||.529||4th in West||3||1||2||.333||Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals|
|SAC||2009||13||3||10||.231||6th in West||-||-||-||-||Fired Mid-Season|
|SEA||2015||34||10||24||.294||5th in West||-||-||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|SEA||2016||34||16||18||.471||4th in West||1||0||1||.000||Lost in 1st Round|
|SEA||2017||26||10||16||.385||5th in West||-||-||-||-||Fired Mid-Season|
- "Jenny Boucek: Career". WNBA. Archived from the original on April 30, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
- "Einstefna hjá Keflavíkurstúlkum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 November 1997. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Skapti Hallgrímsson (31 March 1998). "Keflvíkingar bestir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (17 February 1998). "Spila alltaf fyrir liðið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- "Helgi Jónas og Anna María best að mati leikmanna". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 April 1998. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- WNBA's Storm Promote Jenny Boucek to Head Coach
- Allen, Percy (10 August 2017). "Following fourth straight loss, Storm fires coach Jenny Boucek". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Seattle Storm coaching profile
- March 14, 2003 WNBA.com article and interview shortly after she joined the Seattle Storm team
- February 27, 2004 WNBA.com article, "Boucek's Choice Pays Off"
- September 20, 2005 Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on Boucek leaving the Storm
- Sacramento Monarchs press release on being named their head coach
- November 15, 2006 Question And Answer session
- Jenny Boucek Web Site