July 1, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head volleyball coach Carrie Yerty announced that Jill (Jones) Stucky has been promoted to an Associate Head Coach with the Cowgirl volleyball program. Stucky has been an assistant for the past three season after returning to her alma mater in the spring of 2008.
"Coach Stucky is an extremely gifted coach and recruiter," said Yerty. "We are very excited to have her on our staff and I am very excited to share this journey with her. She is a valuable asset to our team staff and the University."
Prior to Wyoming, Stucky spent ten seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas. Among her many duties, she was the main international recruiting coordinator, travel coordinator, responsible for opponent scouting and video breakdown, along with being a liaison for the student-athletes with many facets of the athletics department such as team equipment, housing, academic services and the training room. In 2004, they had one of the Top Ten recruiting classes in the country. She was also the Big XII Conference Representative for the Assistant Coaches Committee through the American Volleyball Coaches Association. One of their best seasons was a 22-11 overall record and a third place finish in the Big XII in 2003. They also made three NCAA Appearances.
Her playing career began at the University of Wyoming where she was a three-year letterwinner for the Cowgirls. She was a team captain as a junior. In 1994, she helped the Cowgirls to a 17-13 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, she led the team in service aces, digs and kills, and still ranks among the Top 15 in each of those categories in school history. An excellent student, she earned Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete honors in addition to being named to the School of Education's Dean's List. Stucky received a bachelor of arts and sciences degree in English from Wyoming in 1996 and continued her education by earning a master's degree in sports administration from Kansas in 2002.
She and her husband, Kyle, have three daughters, Alexis, Madeline and Ashlyn.