A combined three-time conference champion as a player and coach, Jenna Burkett is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Stetson women's basketball program. While working primarily with the guards on the court, Burkett also oversees all team travel, film exchange, strength and conditioning workouts, team study halls, team managers, and NCAA and compliance documentation.
In her first season with the Hatters, Burkett helped guide Stetson to a school-record 24-win season, the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, and a no. 14 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to her arrival at Stetson, Burkett served as an assistant coach for the Lenoir-Rhyne University's women's basketball team from 2010-12. While at Lenoir-Rhyne, Burkett oversaw all on-floor instruction of guard player development, and coached first team All-South Atlantic Conference and All-American candidate Cameron Sealey for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.
Burkett was also responsible for team travel, film exchange, and community service projects. She assisted with recruiting and the team's social media efforts while working towards her MBA degree. She was a staff member of the 2010-11 All-South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year Todd Starkey.
Burkett earned her Master's degree in Business Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2012.
From 2008-10, Burkett served as the Director of Operations for Women's Basketball at James Madison University under coach Kenny Brooks. Burkett was responsible for all team travel and film exchange, she helped with community service projects and on campus recruiting, and served as the program's summer camp director. Burkett also oversaw the team managers as well as the program's social media efforts.
While Burkett was at James Madison, the Dukes advanced to the second round of the WNIT in 2009 and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship and participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.
An accomplished long-range shooter, Burkett was a four-year letterwinner at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, from 2003-07. During her career she set the school record for most three-pointers made (208) and three-pointers attempted (607), and her 114 games played ranked second best in program history. She was also a starter on the 2007 Colonial team that won a school-record 24 games, captured the Northeast Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament.
A native of Altoona, Pa., Burkett graduated from Robert Morris in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.