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Jenny Coalson
 Jenny Coalson
Hometown:
Ellicott, Colo.

High School:
Ellicott

Last College:
Kansas State '99

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Experience:
1st yr.

Joining the Wildcat staff for her first season as a member of the Kansas State front office is Jenny Coalson. Coalson, who was named Director of Basketball Operations, will be responsible for all the internal works of the K-State basketball program.

The 2001-2002 academic year marks Coalson?s seventh year of association with Kansas State. Coalson played five seasons (1995-2000) at K-State, four with Deb Patterson, and also served as a manager for the ?Cats last season.

As a Wildcat, Coalson finished her career ranked fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.20), fifth in assists (282), 10th in steals (136) and the class leader in assist-to-turnover ratio (junior, 1.35). The Ellicott, Colo., native posted the ninth (1.35) highest assist-to-turnover ration in a single season (1997-98) and holds the school record for most steals in a game (10). She registered the fifth most assists in a single game with 11 versus Baylor on March 3, 1998.

Coalson was one of Kansas State?s top student-athletes during her tenure in Manhattan. She was a four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a 1995-96 Academic All-Big Eight honoree, a seven-time Big 12 Commissioner?s Honor Roll selection, a 1998 Successful Farming All-American Farm team member and a NationsBank Community Champion award winner.

Coalson received her bachelor?s degree in education from Kansas State in 1999 and her graduate degree in education administration and leadership from her alma mater.

Coalson played her high school ball at Ellicott High. She was a USA Today honorable mention high school All-American, a first team all-state selection all four years, was Colorado?s 2A Ms. Basketball and Player of the Year as a junior and senior and was selected for a U.S. all-star team that toured Belgium during the summer of 1994.