Associate Head Coach
Jan Jensen is in her 14th season with the Iowa Hawkeyes, her 11th as associate head coach. A nationally known presence on the recruiting scene, Jensen serves as the recruiting coordinator and also works with the post players. Jensen is in her 25th season in women's college basketball as a player and coach.
The native of Kimbalton, IA, has helped guide Iowa to 12 postseason appearances, including 10 NCAA Tournament berths. During her time at Iowa, the Hawkeyes won the 2001 Big Ten Tournament championship and the 2008 Big Ten regular season title. She has also helped lead Iowa to nine first-division finishes in the Big Ten.
Jensen is integral in developing and maintaining top-level recruiting classes at Iowa. Jensen helped Iowa land the 11th best recruiting class in the country in 2011, according to ESPN HoopGurlz. In 2001, Jensen spearheaded Iowa's efforts in landing the eighth-best recruiting class in the nation according to the Blue Star Index. In 2008, Jensen and the Hawkeyes garnered the 33rd best recruiting class, according to ESPN HoopGurlz.
Jensen has recruited three McDonald's All-Americans to Iowa (Samantha Logic, Lindsay Richards and Johanna Solverson).
Under Jensen's tutelage, Hawkeye post players have received numerous honors. She has coached six players to a total of 12 All-Big Ten honors, including two first team selections. Megan Skouby was named the 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the 2008 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year, while Jennie Lillis was a 2003 Kodak All-District selection. Skouby, along with Krista VandeVenter, were also invited to the U.S.A. Team Trials during their time at Iowa.
Most recently, Jensen coached Morgan Johnson to numerous accolades, including two second team All-Big Ten honors. Under Jensen's guidance, Johnson became Iowa's career blocks leader and finished inside the top 10 in career scoring and rebounds at Iowa.
In 2009-10, Iowa's post players broke school records for rebounding and blocked shots. Morgan Johnson broke the school mark for single-season blocks, while the team broke the school record for single-season rebounding.
Before becoming a Hawkeye, Jensen also served as Coach Bluder's first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Drake University. Her recruiting efforts were enough to land the Bulldogs two top 13 and two top 40 classes.
As a player, Jensen was one of the best Bluder ever coached at Drake. Her senior year, she led the nation in scoring with 29.6 ppg and was the Gateway Conference Most Valuable Player. That year, she was a Kodak Honorable Mention all-American, a member of the all-Gateway team and the GTE Academic all-American Player of the Year. Jensen was also Sports Illustrated's National Player of the Week.
She currently ranks fourth on Drake's all-time scoring list (1,996), sixth in field goal percentage (.535) and eighth in rebounds (.750). Jensen is one of only two Drake players to have her number retired in the Knapp Center.
After college, Jensen played professionally in the European Professional Basketball League for BTV-Wuppertal in Germany. She played there from 1992-93 and helped her club win the German Club Championship. She then returned to the United States to begin her coaching career.
In 1993, Jensen was inducted to the Iowa Girls High School Basketball Hall of Fame after leading the nation in scoring, averaging 66 points per contest her senior campaign. Couple that with averaging 29.6 ppg her senior year at Drake, Jensen is one of the few players who can say the led the nation in scoring both in high school and at a Division I university.
Jensen graduated from Drake in 1991 with a degree in Public Relations. She earned her Master's in Higher Education five years later.
In February 2007, Jensen received the Drake Double D Award. The award is presented annually to Drake letterwinners for achievements in their chosen field or endeavor and/or community service since leaving Drake. The Double D Award is the highest honor Drake bestows on its student-athletes.
Jensen is also a leader in fundraising for the United Way of Johnson County. The 2006 campaign totaled over $2 million - with a nine percent increase in donations and a 9.7 increase in the number of donations. In March 2007, Jensen was named the United Way of Johnson County Volunteer of the Year for her leadership of the Emerging Philanthropists Society and the Healthy Kids School-based Clinics Imitative.
Jenni Fitzgerald is in her 14th season as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Iowa. Fitzgerald is in her 27th season in women's college basketball as a player and coach.
The native of Long Grove, IA, has helped guide Iowa to 12 postseason appearances, including 10 NCAA Tournament berths. During her time at Iowa, the Hawkeyes won the 2001 Big Ten Tournament championship and the 2008 Big Ten regular season title. She has also helped lead Iowa to nine first-division finishes in the Big Ten.
Fitzgerald is responsible for off campus recruiting and coaches the perimeter players for the Hawkeyes. She also handles most of the film breakdown, scouting and directs the summer basketball camps.
Under Fitzgerald's tutelage, Iowa's perimeter players have garnered numerous awards. She has coached 11 players to a total of 25 All-Big Ten honors, including seven first team selections and the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Printy). Melissa Dixon was also named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year in 2013. She has also mentored four players that received all-district honors and three honorable mention All-Americans (Consuegra, Alexander and Printy).
The Hawkeyes have broken numerous school records during Fitzgerald's time at Iowa. In 2009-10, Iowa shattered both the single season and Big Ten record for three-pointers made and attempted and tied single season marks for assists, three-pointers made in a single game and free throw percentage. Iowa set the school record for team assists in 2012-13.
Individually, Wendy Ausdemore broke or tied seven school records in her four years at Iowa while Kristi Smith became the first Hawkeye ever to amass over 400 points and 100 assists in three seasons. In 2009-10, Kachine Alexander set new school records in free throws made and attempted in a single season, Kamille Wahlin tied the school record for three-pointers made and set a new mark for three-pointers attempted and also became the first player in school history to record 400 career assists and 200 made 3-pointers. Kachine Alexander became the first player in school history, and just the fifth in Big Ten history, to collect 1,000 career points, 800 career rebounds and 300 career assists.
Most recently, Jaime Printy finished her career ranked inside the top 10 in points, 3-pointers made and assists at Iowa, while also setting numerous single-game, season and career free throw marks.
Four former Hawkeye guards that Fitzgerald coached continued their playing careers in the WNBA, including Cara Consuegra, Lindsey Meder, Crystal Smith and Kachine Alexander.
Fitzgerald is very familiar with both Lisa Bluder and fellow assistant Jan Jensen, both of whom she coached with for eight years at Drake University prior to coming to Iowa.
While at Drake, Fitzgerald worked with the guards, directed summer camps and handled the administrative duties for the Bulldog basketball program from 1993-2000.
From 1986-91, Fitzgerald was the starting point guard for the Drake Bulldogs. She was a teammate of fellow Hawkeye assistant coach Jan Jensen. As a senior, Fitzgerald served as her team's captain and was named to the All-Gateway Conference first team. As a junior, Fitzgerald was her team's Most Valuable Player.
Fitzgerald graduated from Drake in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a management major. In January 2009, Fitzgerald was one of three former Drake student-athletes to receive the Drake Double D Award. The award is presented annually to Drake letterwinners for achievements in their chosen field or endeavor and/or community service since leaving Drake. The Double D Award is the highest honor Drake bestows on its student-athletes.
After graduation, Fitzgerald completed her Master of Science degree in Physical Education, with an emphasis in Sport Management, from Southern Illinois University in 1992. While at Southern Illinois, Fitzgerald was a graduate assistant with the Salukis.
In high school, Fitzgerald was Iowa's Female Athlete of the Year in 1986 after being named Miss Basketball and first team all-state in basketball, volleyball and softball. In 1995, she was inducted into the Iowa Girl's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Fitzgerald is the daughter of Bob and Jan Fitzgerald. She has an older sister, Robin, and younger brother, Randy.
Lacey Goldwire is in her first season as an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Iowa in 2013-14.
"We are glad to have Lacey join our women's basketball family," said Bluder. "She is enthusiastic, professional, and relates well to players and recruits. Her main responsibilities with our team will be developing our wing players, and recruiting. I have no doubt that Lacey will be a great Hawkeye."
"I cannot begin to express how excited I am to join the Hawkeye family," said Goldwire. "The University of Iowa women's basketball program has proved to be top in the nation and is on the rise. Coach Bluder and the staff at Iowa are an accomplished and outstanding group of women, and I am very privileged to get to work with such an experienced staff. It is great to be a part of a program with such an amazing fan base and support system. The Hawkeye fans love women's basketball and make Carver-Hawkeye Arena a fun place to play.
"I am very appreciative of the opportunity to work at the University of Iowa, and I am thankful for those who have helped me get to this point. I am so eager to get settled in and to have the team back on campus so we can hit the floor."
Goldwire spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at Morehead State. Prior to joining the Eagles' staff, Goldwire served on the Oklahoma State staff for four seasons -- two as a student assistant and two as a graduate assistant.
Following Oklahoma State's tragic loss of its head and assistant coach during a plane crash in November of 2011, Goldwire was elevated to interim assistant coach where she took on added recruiting duties. During her time with the program, the Cowgirls won 80 games and advanced to the postseason all four years, winning the 2012 WNIT championship.
Goldwire, an Oklahoma City native, played collegiately at East Central (Okla.) University where she ranks fifth in career scoring with 1,340 points. She averaged 21.1 points and 5.9 rebounds as a senior and was tabbed Lone Star Conference North co-Player of the Year and Second-Team All-South Central Region. She also earned ECU's Athlete of the Year honor in 2007-08. She was named honorable mention All-LSC following her sophomore and junior campaigns.
Goldwire, an all-state and all-city player at Del City (Okla.) High School, graduated from Oklahoma State with a bachelor of science in education and a master's degree in teaching, learning and leadership.
Abby Stamp (Emmert)
Director of Operations
Abby Emmert is in her fifth season as Director of Basketball Operations for the University of Iowa women's basketball program.
The Winterset, Iowa, native works closely with the Hawkeye basketball staff, helping coordinate and carry out day-to-day activities of the program. Emmert is responsible for arranging team travel and activities, supervising public service opportunities for the team and coordinating summer camps and training tables.
Emmert is also Iowa's chief scheduler, helping to build one of the most exciting and demanding schedules in the country for the Hawkeye program.
Emmert was a member of the Iowa women's basketball team from 2005-08. She was named team co-captain in 2008, and helped lead the Hawkeyes to a Big Ten regular season championship. Emmert also received the Dr. Christine Grant Leadership Award for women's basketball as a senior.
Emmert played in 123 career games as a Hawkeye, including 22 starts. Her 123 games played are the tied for the fourth-most of any player in Iowa women's basketball history.
She scored 299 career points, collected 144 rebounds and dished out 177 assists. She scored a career-high 17 points against Iowa State as a junior in 2006.
Emmert graduated with a Communications Studies degree from the University of Iowa in 2008, and worked for the United Way of East Central Iowa before taking over as Director of Basketball Operations.
University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder announced the addition of Sean Sullivan to her women's basketball staff on Sept. 28, 2015. Sullivan, formerly the head manager for the Hawkeyes, has been hired as the team's video coordinator.
"When we had a position open up for a video coordinator, I instantly thought of Sean," Bluder said. "He just left our program as our head manager, and he traveled to the Pan American Games with me over the summer. He's always done an excellent job.
"I know his love for the Hawkeyes, I know his work ethic, and I know his passion for this program. It was a natural hire, and we're thrilled to have Sean and his enthusiasm and talent back with the Hawkeyes."
Sullivan will handle the play-by-play breakdown of games for self and opponent scouting and organize film exchange.
"It's exciting to be back because Iowa City is home for me," Sullivan said. "When I was offered the position, it was a definite yes. I'm comfortable here after spending the last five years with the program, and I'm happy to be back.
"I want to thank coach Bluder and the rest of the staff for the opportunity to continue to work with Hawkeye women's basketball."
Sullivan spent the last five seasons as student manager for the Hawkeye women's basketball team, and was elevated to head manager. His duties included in-game statistics management, coordination of team activities year-round, and the organization of all events, practices and games.
During his time as video coordinator for the U.S. Pan American Women's Basketball Team in July 2015, Sullivan coordinated film production and distribution and served as the primary manager under Bluder. Team USA posted a record of 4-1, earning a silver medal.
Sullivan earned a bachelor of science in sport recreation management with an emphasis in coaching from Iowa in 2015. The Dean's List participant also minored in American Sign Language.