Thank you BIG BLUE NATION for such a wonderful welcome to the Bluegrass!
I have been so amazed at the friendliness of the people and the willingness of the Kentucky Athletic Department staff to help me begin my journey in Lexington!
I had the opportunity to visit with all the student-athletes individually and it was obvious right a way the quality of people Coach Mitchell and his staff have brought to the University of Kentucky program. I am so excited for the opportunity and can’t wait to have my family and I there and get started.
In case you missed it… here is the OFFICIAL release.
House Named UK Hoops Assistant Coach
WNBA assistant brings 27 years of basketball coaching experience to the Bluegrass
Former Women’s National Basketball Association assistant coach Jeff House has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday.
House comes to Kentucky after spending 10 years in the professional ranks, including the last two seasons with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. During his 27-year career path, he has coached 19 WNBA All-Stars and major award winners along with four Olympians.
“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.”
“In the basketball world there are a handful of really special places and Kentucky is on the tip of everyone’s tongue when people talk about special places to coach or play,” House said. “It’s thrilling and humbling to be on a campus like this and at a university like this. I’m looking forward to working with this amazing staff, our student-athletes and being a part of the Big Blue Nation.”