Jeff House Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

July 8, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia has named Jeff House as an assistant women’s basketball coach, head coach Debbie Ryan announced on Friday.

“I am thrilled to be joining a great coaching staff at the University of Virginia,” House said. ” The academic prestige of the university, the rich basketball tradition Debbie Ryan has built, and the power of the ACC are such great opportunities for me. I look forward to doing whatever I can to help this program continue its great success.”

House joins the Cavaliers after more than 20 seasons of coaching basketball. Currently the top assistant coach with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, House will finish out the 2005 WNBA season before moving to Charlottesville. House replaces Tim Taylor who stepped down last month after five seasons.

“We are obviously very pleased and proud that Jeff has decided to join our program,” head coach Debbie Ryan said. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game of basketball to our players and coaching staff. Jeff will be instrumental in developing our players this year and in the future. He will definitely help us in our quest for a national championship.”

Prior to joining the Mystics, House spent seven seasons as a member of the New York Liberty staff where he was instrumental in the team’s run to the 1999, 2000, and 2002 WNBA Eastern Conference Championships, four appearances in the Eastern Conference Championship series, and three 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. In January 1999, House was appointed full-time assistant coach/video coordinator with the Liberty.

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