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Jeff House has spent nearly 30 years involved in coaching basketball, his entire professional life and over 60% of his entire life. To say he is a “basketball-lifer” would be an understatement. Most recently, the assistant coach for the University of Kentucky after spending 10 years in the professional ranks, including the 2010-2012 seasons with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. During his 29-year career path, he has coached 21 WNBA All-Stars and major award winners along with four Olympians.
Bringing honesty & hard work to University of Kentucky
“I am excited that Jeff House is joining our staff at Kentucky,” Mitchell said. “He and I share a vision for this program that is based on the principles of honesty, hard work and discipline. He, his wife Ann and children Elizabeth and Tom are a wonderful family and we are proud that they now become part of our UK Hoops family. His years of experience at the highest levels of professional and college basketball will benefit the growth of our program greatly. I am thrilled that Jeff is a Kentucky Wildcat.”
As an assistant coach for the University of Virginia from 2005 – 09 House helped Debbie Ryan re-establish the Cavaliers into one of the Nation’s Elite women’s collegiate basketball programs, consistently ranked among the Nation’s Top 25-30 teams. As the programs’ recruiting coordinator House’s recruiting classes were ranked #10 (2008), #3 (2009) and #14 (2010) nationally by multiple national recruiting services including Blue Star Report, All Star Girl’s Report and Collegiate Girl’s Basketball Report. His additional responsibilities included recruiting, opponent scouting, player development, on-court instruction, program system development and practice & game preparation. House joined the Cavaliers after more than 20 seasons of coaching basketball, including seven seasons with the New York Liberty and one year as the top assistant coach with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics all with Richie Adubato prior to moving to Charlottesville.
In New York House was instrumental in the team’s run to the 1999, 2000, and 2002 WNBA Eastern Conference Championships, 4 appearances in the Eastern Conference Championship series, 3 WNBA All-Star Team coaching appearances and 3 appearances in the WNBA Finals. House initially joined the Liberty in 1998 as the video coordinator and advance scout after spending the 1997-98 season as a member of the New York Knicks game night video staff.
House played basketball at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., before suffering a career-ending injury. He immediately jumped into the coaching realm, beginning his coaching career at McQuaid Jesuit High School also in Rochester while he was an undergraduate. At McQuaid, he served as an assistant to former Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy in 1985. In 1986, House was a key component to McQuaid’s run to the Class B, Section 5 New York State Championship.
A 1987 graduate of Nazareth College, House earned a bachelor’s degree in art education. He also received a master’s degree in teaching, guidance and counseling from Jacksonville University in 1991.
After graduation, House spent the next decade honing his skills as an assistant men’s coach, including his first college coaching opportunity with head coach Kevin Moore at Elmira College, four seasons (1988-91) at the University of Lowell as an assistant to former Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and current Detroit Pistons President and head coach Stan Van Gundy. He also spent two seasons at Jacksonville University as an assistant coach with head coach Matt Kilcullen and following the receipt of his master’s degree, four seasons (1992-96) as an assistant coach at Rutgers University during its transition into the Big East Conference with head coach Bob Wenzel. While at Rutgers, House served as head coach for the 1995 People-to-People Sports Holland All-Star Tour. He directed a combination of Big East, Atlantic 10 and Big Ten All-Stars to a 6-1 record, losing only to Holland’s national champions.
House, 49, has been a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches for 29 years and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for the last 17 years. He currently serves as president and on-court director of House’s HOOP Headquarters, a basketball skills and development company he created in 1996. In 2009, House also founded AllBasketballReview.com, a coaching, player and parent resource for all aspects of basketball development.
House has always been an active member in the community. From 2001-09, he helped executive director Ben D’Alessadro run a Virginia 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Virginia Basketball Academy, whose mission is to build character and shape lives through the game of basketball. The organization services over 1,000 boys and girls year-round in the Charlottesville area, providing skill and character development through a wide range of programming. In 2010, House helped establish the Junior Basketball League a boys and girls league for grades 1-4, as well as the Virginia Developmental Basketball League for boys and girls in grades 5-8. These leagues currently have nearly 80 teams participating.
While in New York, House worked closely with the Cheering For Children Foundation and The After School Corporation. He has also served as a regional presenter and coaching instructor for the New Jersey Special Olympics. House participated with the WNBA Read to Achieve program and the Junior WNBA/NBA coaching clinics and is a frequent speaker and volunteer for numerous charitable functions. In Charlottesville House was an active volunteer in a variety of local charities and fund raisers. In Lexington, KY House volunteered at God’s Pantry as well as speaking at various charitable organization in the Blue Grass.
House and his wife Ann Leonard-House, the former head women’s volleyball coach at UMass-Lowell and Rutgers, have two children – daughter Elizabeth and son Thomas.
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COACHING & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013-14 University of Kentucky, assistant coach
2010-13 Chicago Sky, assistant coach
2009- Virginia Basketball Academy, Assistant Director
2009 Fast Model Technologies, consultant
2005- 09 University of Virginia, assistant coach, women’s basketball
2005 NBA-TV, basketball analyst/2005 WNBA playoffs
2005 Washington Mystics, assistant coach
2005 NBA-TV, basketball analyst/Game of the Week in the NBDL
2004 NBA-TV, basketball analyst/WNBA 2004 playoffs
1999-04 New York Liberty, assistant coach
1998 New York Liberty, video coordinator & advance scout
1997-98 New York Knicks, video operations assistant
1996- HOOP Headquarters, President & On-Court Director
1995 People-To-People Sports All-Star Tour, Holland, head coach, men’s basketball
1992-97 Rutgers University, assistant coach, men’s basketball
1991-92 Jacksonville University, assistant coach, men’s basketball
1988-91 University of Lowell, assistant coach, men’s basketball
1987-88 Elmira College, assistant coach, men’s basketball
1985-87 McQuaid Jesuit HS (N.Y.), assistant coach, boy’s basketball