Former Buff Named Head Coach At Northern Colorado

Published: Apr. 30, 2018 at 11:25 PM MDT
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Former CU women’s basketball player Jenny (Roulier) Huth was hired as the head coach at Northern Colorado on Monday.

Huth goes to the Bears with 11 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level after her playing career in Boulder. She has spent the past seven seasons at UCLA and also had two-year stints at Florida State and Oakland (Mich.).

At CU, Huth was a four-year letterwinner for the Buffs from 1998-2002, scoring 1,399 points and dishing out 319 assists. She still ranks second in career 3-point percentage (.407), fifth in 3-point field goals made (203), sixth in attempts (499) and eighth in free throw percentage (.815). She led the Buffs to NCAA Tournament appearances in her final two seasons, including a trip to the Elite Eight as a senior.

“I’m so thrilled for Jenny to return to her home state of Colorado to take on the challenge as the new head coach of the Bears,” Ceal Barry said, Huth’s coach at CU and CU’s current SWA. “As head coach, Jenny will bring great energy and passion each day, along with a will to win with integrity.”

Huth takes over a UNC program that won a program-record 26 games and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18.

She joins a long list of former Buffs that have gone on to collegiate coaching careers after their playing days.

Former CU student-athletes turned college coaches:

Gail Hook (1979-82) – current head coach at Monarch High School (former assistant coach at Northern Colorado and Purdue, in the WNBA with Charlotte Sting, and with USA Basketball)

Susan Horner (1977-79) – former assistant coach at CU for 4 seasons

Jenny (Roulier) Huth (1998-02 at CU) – current head coach at Northern Colorado (11 seasons as assistant at UCLA, Oakland (Mich.) and Florida State)

Linda Lappe (1998-03 at CU) – former head coach at CU at Metro State (6 seasons at CU, 3 at Metro; 4 seasons as assistant at Drake and Colorado State)

Raegan (Scott) Pebley (1993-97 at CU) – current head coach at TCU (4 seasons at TCU, 2 at Fresno State, 9 at Utah State; 4 seasons as assistant at George Mason and Colorado State)

Jasmine Sborov (2011-15 at CU) – current assistant at Harvard (just finished her 2nd season)

Erin Scholz (1993-97) – former head coach at Fresno Pacific (3 seasons at Fresno Pacific; 6 seasons as assistant at Utah State and Grand Canyon)

Shelley Sheetz (1991-95 at CU) – current assistant coach at Loyola (Md.) (15 seasons at Loyola, Boston College, Denver, Pepperdine, San Diego and Washington State)

Bianca Smith (2006-10 at CU) – current assistant coach at Loyola Chicago (6 seasons at Loyola Chicago, Rice and Texas Southern as assistant and/or video coordinator)

Tracy Tripp (1985-89 at CU) – former assistant coach at Denver and San Diego State for 13 seasons; former director of basketball operations at CU for 4 seasons (currently CU’s director of human resources)

Jen (Tubergen) Warden (1988-90 at CU) – former head coach at Colorado State at Boise State (6 seasons at CSU, 3 seasons at BSU; 10 seasons as assistant at CU)

Annan Wilson (1986-90 at CU) – former assistant coach at CU for 2 seasons

Randie Wirt (2000-04 at CU) – former assistant coach at Colorado State for 3 seasons

Former assistant CU coaches who have become head coaches at the collegiate level:

Jenny Baranczyk (2 seasons at CU 2010-12) – current head coach at Drake (just finished 6th season)

Jeff Cammon (1 season at CU 2016-17) – current head coach at Long Beach State (just finished 1st season)

Matt Daniel (1 season at CU 2004-05) – former head coach at Marshall for 5 seasons and Central Arkansas for 4 seasons

Tanya Haave (4 seasons at CU 2001-05) – current head coach at Metro State (just finished 8th season at Metro; was head coach at San Francisco for 4 seasons prior to MSU Denver)

Patrick Harrington (3 seasons at CU 2007-10) – former head coach at Northwest Florida State College (JUCO) for 4 seasons before passing away in 2014

Jim Jabir (1 season at CU 2002-03) – current head coach at Florida Atlantic (just finished 1st season at FAU; was head coach at Dayton for 13 seasons prior to FAU after CU)

Tom McConnell (4 seasons at CU 2006-10) – current head coach at Indiana (Pa.) (just finished 5th season; was assistant at Old Dominion after leaving CU)

Mike Neighbors (1 season at CU 2005-06) – current head coach at Arkansas (just finished 1st season at Arkansas; was head coach at Washington for 4 seasons prior to Arkansas)

Bethann Shapiro Ord (2 seasons at CU 2005-07) – current head coach at Weber State (just finished 7th season at WSU; was assistant at Louisville for 4 seasons after CU)

Barb Smith (9 seasons at CU 1988-97) – current associate head coach at St. Louis (former head coach at San Diego State for 5 seasons)

LaTonya Watson (12 seasons at CU 1996-05, 2011-14) – former head coach at New Haven for 3 seasons (2015-18)

If you are aware of any names missing from these lists, please e-mail