Jennifer Azzi


Jennifer’s achievements have firmly established her as one of the most accomplished figures in sports. She is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Stanford NCAA National Champion, Two-Time World Champion, WNBA All-Star, and winner of the Naismith Award, the Wade Trophy and the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.  Jennifer has also been inducted into seven halls of fame, including the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Jennifer is currently Director of Special Initiatives at the University of San Francisco and NBA Academies Global Director.  Additionally, through her very successful Azzi Academy, she teaches youth valuable lessons both on and off the court. In her role as an NBA Academies Global Director, she is working to grow the international game and provide opportunities for women. Azzi has traveled thousands of miles representing the NBA to countries and regions such as Africa, Denmark, Australia, Latin America, Europe, Asia, India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  In addition, Azzi conducted the first-ever NBA clinic held at the White House, with President Obama. Most recently, her community involvement has been seen through the bridge she is building between the NBA, Golden State Warriors and the University of San Francisco.  

Prior to USF, Jennifer served as Head Coach at the University of San Francisco Women’s Basketball team from 2010-2016 and lead the program to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 20 years. Through her six seasons as Head Coach, Azzi transformed the women’s basketball program from arguably the worst program in the country into a bona fide postseason contender. In addition to her on-court success, Azzi’s program earned the NCAA’s prestigious APR award for outstanding academic success. Only two programs in California – USF and Stanford - won the honor.  Her team finished the 2016 season with a 3.4 GPA.