Jennie Baranczyk Biography

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Jennie Baranczyk is a head coach at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently leading the Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team to compete in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I. With her tactics, she just doesn’t tell players how to play but, she guides them personally and makes them practice on the court.  

Jennie Baranczyk Early Life, Family & Education

Jennie Baranczyk was born on 22nd February 1982, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her father, Terry Lillis, is 70 years old as of December 2022, as per an Instagram post. He is a member of the MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center Board of Directors as well.

Jennie’s mother, Joyce, served as an RN at MercyOne for 40 years and served as Director of MercyOne Home and Health. She is currently a member of the Mercy College of Health Sciences Board of Directors and serves as the College’s affiliate designee on the MercyOne Des Moines Foundation board.

Her parents, Joyce and Terry, were awarded the 2022 Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Award. They served on the committee for the Campaign for the MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer Center, a $12 million campaign.

Jennie went to Dowling Catholic High School and finished her graduation from the University of Iowa in 2004. She obtained a master’s degree in counseling and student development from Kansas State in 2006. 

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Career

As a player

Jennie Baranczyk began her career interest in college basketball. At the University of Iowa, she played for the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team. She trained under head coach Lisa Bluder from 2000 to 2004. 

  • Season 2000-2001, she played 31 games as a freshman. She averaged 10.7 points per game, 49% FG%, 7.6 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. 
  • Season 2001-2002, she played 29 games as a sophomore. She earned second-team honors in 2002. She averaged 14.8 points per game, 53.7% FG%, 6 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game.
  • Season 2002-2003, she played 33 games as a junior. She earned first-team honors in 2003. She averaged 16.3 points per game, 48.2% FG%, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. 
  • In seasons 2003-2004, she played 29 games as a senior. She earned an average of 16 points per game, 43.4% FG%, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. 

Head Coach

Jennie started her career as an assistant coach at Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball and represents Kansas State University. She worked as an assistant coach for Marquette Golden Eagles women’s basketball team and represented Marquette University from 2006-2010.

As an assistant coach, she maintains public relations, plans game scheduling, and assists with opponent scouting. She worked as an assistant at the Colorado Buffaloes women’s basketball team and represented the University of Colorado Boulder.  

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She joined as a head coach for the Drake Bulldogs women’s basketball team on 17th April 2012. She represents Drake University. She led the Drake Bulldogs team to win the MVC tournament in 2017 and 2018. After that, she was named MVC (Missouri Valley Conference) Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018. 

She leads the Drake Bulldogs team successfully, and her team stands 1st place in the 2017 NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament and 2018 NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament. On 10th April 2021, Jennie became the 9th head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team and represented the University of Oklahoma. 

Jennie Baranczyk Biography

Real Name Jennie Lillis Baranczyk
Birth Date 22 February 1982
Age (as of 2024) 42 Years
Birth Place Urbandale, Iowa, United States
Profession Basketball coach
College University of Iowa 
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Jennie Baranczyk Sooners

Family

Father Terry Lillis
Mother
Sister
Brother Brian Lillis

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Scott Baranczyk
Children Three (Eli, Jordi, Hope)

Personal Life

Jennie Baranczyk is a happily married woman. She wedded to Scott Baranczyk in May 2009. She wishes and celebrates her husband Scott’s 44th birthday by cutting a cake at home as per an Instagram post on 7th September 2022.

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She also wished her husband, Scott, on his 45th birthday on 6th September 2023, posted on Instagram. Jennie Baranczyk is a family person. She spent quality time with three children and her husband, Scott. She shares her clicked memorable moments on her Instagram page.

She captioned the image: “……Happy Birthday to the BEST husband ever!!! ……..” Together, the couple is blessed with three children. Her son, Eli, is 11 years old as of May 2023. Her daughter, Jordi, is 9 years old as of March 2023. Her daughter, Hope, is 6 years old as of June 2023. 

Jennie Baranczyk Net Worth

Jennie Baranczyk is the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners women’s basketball team and represents the University of Oklahoma (OU). Previously, she spent nine seasons at Drake University.

She also works as an assistant coach from 2004-2012 (eight years). Jennie has accumulated assets and wealth from her women’s basketball coaching career. At present, she has an annual salary of $550,000 as of 2024. 

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