Jenny Boucek (born December 20, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is a former basketball player and coach. From 1999 to 2005, she served as an assistant coach for various teams in the WNBA. She was named as the Head Coach for the Sacramento Monarchs on November 15, 2006. She was removed from the head coaching position on July 12, 2009.
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
After the 1997 WNBA season ended, she played in Iceland in 1998 and was voted the country's best player after averaging 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists. 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.
- 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