Jenna Burkett Joins HPU Women’s Basketball Staff

Posted by Press Release on July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University women’s basketball team has added Jenna Burkett as an assistant coach, head coach DeUnna Hendrix announced on Monday. Burkett was most recently an assistant coach at Stetson and previously worked at Lenoir-Rhyne and James Madison.

“Jenna is one of the most talented young coaches in the industry,” Hendrix said. “Every program she has been a part of has a winning tradition and she knows what it takes to build a championship program. She is a knowledgeable basketball coach and a great person. Jenna is truly the complete package and will be a great mentor and teacher for the young women at High Point University.”Î

Burkett spent the 2012-13 season at Stetson where she helped the Hatters to a 24-9 record, the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, and a no. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Burkett worked primarily with the guards at Stetson, coaching a pair of All-Atlantic Sun honorees – Victoria McGowan and Shania Sanders.

Prior to her arrival at Stetson, Burkett served as an assistant coach at Lenoir-Rhyne while working toward her MBA from 2010-12. While at Lenoir-Rhyne, Burkett oversaw all on-floor instruction of guard player development, and coached first team All-South Atlantic Conference and All-American candidate Cameron Sealey for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. She was a staff member of the 2010-11 All-South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year Todd Starkey.

From 2008-10, Burkett served as the Director of Operations at James Madison University under head coach Kenny Brooks. While Burkett was at JMU, the Dukes advanced to the second round of the WNIT in 2009 and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship and participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

Burkett was a four-year letterwinner at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 2003-07. During her career she set the school record for most three-pointers made (208) and three-pointers attempted (607), and her 114 games played ranked second best in program history. She was also a starter on the 2007 Colonial team that won a school-record 24 games, captured the Northeast Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Originally from Altoona, Pa., Burkett graduated from Robert Morris in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She also received her MBA from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2012.


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