Jenny Huth, a highly decorated player who has represented her country in international play and has eight years of Division I coaching experience, joined the Bruin coaching staff in May of 2011. She is currently in her fifth season as an assistant coach to UCLA Head Coach Cori Close.
She came to UCLA after working in private business and as a high school coach for two seasons following her marriage in 2010. Prior to that, she worked as an assistant women's basketball coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan from 2007-09. The Summit League team posted 20-win seasons in both years and a school-record 26 wins in 2008-09. Huth was responsible for recruiting, scheduling, scouting, camps, academics and public outreach, in addition to her on-court duties.
From 2005-07, Huth served a three-year stint as a graduate assistant coach at Florida State University. The Seminoles put together three-straight 20-win seasons for the first time in school history and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament while she was on staff. She also worked with guard Roneeka Hodges, who went on to become the 15th pick in the 2005 WNBA draft. Huth helped with the Seminole guards, coached the scout team and coordinated the program's efforts with the Courtside Kids program. She earned her Master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration from FSU in 2007.
A standout player for Colorado from 1998-02, the former Jenny Roulier was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection and helped guide the Buffaloes to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in her senior season. She finished her career among the all-time top 10 at CU in career scoring with 1,399 points, three-point shots with 203 and three-point shooting percentage at .407.
Huth, whose cousin Rachelle Roulier played basketball at UCLA from 1988-91, was a member of Team USA's gold medal winning women's basketball team in the World University Games in 2001. After graduating from CU in 2002 with a degree in Communications, she played professionally for two seasons. She spent the 2002-03 season with Club Estudiantes, a First-Division team based in Madrid, Spain. In 2004, Huth played for the Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League. She has also been involved with Athletes in Action and was a member of the 2003 fall tour.
What They're Saying:
Ruth Riley, WNBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist
"As a player, Jenny had this unique combination of talent, leadership and compassion for all of her teammates, but it was her infectious passion for the game that I admired so much. She is one of those players who was destined to be a coach. Jenny is not only great at one-on-one skill development, but she has the gift of encouraging and motivating everyone around her to be better. I had great respect for Jenny as my teammate, and I have no doubt that the players she coaches will not only reach their potential on the court, but they will leave UCLA better prepared for the bigger game of life."
Ceal Barry, former Colorado head coach
"Jenny will be a tremendous asset to Cori and to UCLA. Passion for the game and energy level are trademarks of all great recruiters, and Jenny has no shortage of either. Her enthusiasm for the game will be infectious during practices, games and skillwork sessions. I am particularly thrilled to see Jenny join the Pac 12 Conference."
Sue Semrau, Florida State head coach
"Jenny isn't just good, she is spectacular. She has a gift for connecting and motivating college students but is also a great teacher of the game. She will have a major impact on the rapid growth of UCLA women's basketball."