Women's Basketball Staff
JEFF JUDKINSHead Coach

Jeff JudkinsHead coach Jeff Judkins enters his 10th season at the helm of the BYU women’s basketball program. During the 2009-10 campaign he guided the Cougars to a 23-10 overall record, marking his fourth 20-plus season, his third best during his tenure.  The team also finished second (11-5) in the MWC regular season race after being selected to finish fifth. During conference play, the team went 7-1 at home, and concluded the season with an 11-2 record in the Marriott Center.

Six players garnered 11 postseason MWC accolades. For the second straight year, junior Mindy Bonham was named to the All-MWC Second Team. She and teammate Jazmine Foreman were named to the All-Defensive Team. Junior Coriann Wood picked up the league’s first ever Sixth Player of they Year award. Wood added her second conference citation being named Honorable Mention All-MWC. Co-captain Haley Hall, and forward Kristen Riley were also Honorable Mention All-MWC.

For the fifth time, the BYU team participated in the postseason WNIT as the automatic qualifier from the MWC. The team had an impressive run in the tournament, advancing to the quarterfinal round (Elite Eight) before losing to eventual champion California. After a 62-58 home victory over Pepperdine, BYU embarked on a six-day, three game schedule where they grabbed victories over ASU, and league foe Wyoming. The postseason appearance was the 12th overall for the school.

Judkins and his staff also guided the Cougar team to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.

With the second youngest Division I women’s basketball roster, he guided the 2008-09 squad to an 18-11, 8-8/t-fifth record with junior Mindy Bonham (Nielson) garnering two MWC honors on the All-Conference Third Team and on the All-Defensive Team. Graduating seniors and co-captains Shawnee Slade and Cassie King were named Honorable Mention All-MWC. King was also named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic District 8 University Second Team.

The Cougar team recorded back-to-back MWC Regular Season Titles in 2006 and 2007 with players Ambrosia Anderson and Dani Wright being named MWC Co-Players of the Year those same seasons.

During Judkins’ fifth season, the 2005-06 campaign, the Cougar squad compiled its best finish in school history with a 26-6 record, clinched its first MWC regular season title since 1992 and received a no. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament, the highest seed for any BYU program.
For the first time since the 2002-03 season, the 2005-06 squad and its 13-1 record to start the year, broke into the women’s basketball collegiate polls, ranked no. 23 by the AP Poll and the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Coaches Poll. They would move up the poll to as high as 18 and 16 in the two respective polls, finishing the year at no. 20. In that same season Judkins picked up his 100th win, a 69-67 victory over CSU on Mar. 2, the same time the team clinched the league’s regular season title.

Under Judkins tutelage the women’s basketball program has had consistent success with four postseason appearances including three NCAA Championships, guiding the team to its first ever Sweet Sixteen finish in 2002. In 2005, the 19-11 team played in the first round of the WNIT. Judkins has also coached two All-Americans in Erin Thorn and Ambrosia Anderson. Both have gone on to play in the WNBA. Thorn played with the New York Liberty team for six years before playing the last two seasons for the Chicago Sky, while Anderson completed one season with the Liberty team.

The longtime University of Utah coach and player came to Provo with a proven record of success dating back to his high school days at Highland High School in Salt Lake City.
An all-state selection in basketball, football and baseball, Judkins went on to play for the University of Utah from 1974-78.

While playing at Utah, Judkins helped lead the Utes to one conference championship and two berths in the NCAA tournament. He was a second-team academic All-American and three-time District VII academic selection. He also earned three First Team All-WAC honors and was a member of the 1977 United States World Games team that captured the gold medal.
Judkins also played five years in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz. He was a second-round pick of the Celtics in 1978, the same year the Celtics selected Larry Bird with the sixth pick overall.

After his NBA career, he returned to Utah in 1989 and was an instrumental part of the program’s success during his 10 years with the program, recruiting such players as Keith Van Horn, Andre Miller, Mike Doleac, Hanno Mottola, Alex Jensen, Trent Whiting, Garner Meads, Jeff Johnsen and Britton Johnsen.

Judkins, graduated from the University of Utah in 1978 with a degree in physical and health education.

He and his wife Mary Kaye are the parents of five children: Jessica (28), {married to Paul}, Jordan (26), Jenna (24), {married to Whitney Neves who was a pole vaulter on the BYU men’s track & field team} Jaime (21), {married to Matt Weeks}, and Jaxson (20), who’s on an LDS mission in Mexico. Jenna played four years on the volleyball team at BYU.

ALLI BILLS topAssistant Coach

Alli BillsAlli Bills begins her 11th year with the BYU women’s basketball program. This is her second stint as an assistant coach for the Cougars. She was on the coaching staff during the 1999-2000 season, before returning to her alma mater as an assistant to Elaine Elliott for one year.

During the 2009-10 campaign the Cougars compiled an impressive 23-10 overall record and finished second (11-5) in the MWC regular season race after being selected to finish fifth. In conference play, the team went 7-1 at home, and concluded the season with an 11-2 record in the Marriott Center.

Six players garnered 11 postseason MWC accolades. For the second straight year, junior Mindy Bonham was named to the All-MWC Second Team. She and teammate Jazmine Foreman were named to the All-Defensive Team. Junior Coriann Wood picked up the league’s first ever Sixth Player of they Year award. Wood added her second conference citation being named Honorable Mention All-MWC. Co-captain Haley Hall, and forward Kristen Riley were also Honorable Mention All-MWC.

The team participated in its 12th overall postseason appearance and fifth in the WNIT as the automatic qualifier from the MWC in the 2010 WNIT. BYU had an impressive showing recording a home win over Pepperdine before embarking on a six-day, three game schedule. They beat ASU in Tempe, defeated MWC foe Wyoming in Laramie, before falling to eventual champion, California. The Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals (Elite Eight) of the WNIT.

Bills, along with the rest of the coaching staff, also guided the Cougar team to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.

In five of the last eight seasons, the Cougar team has participated in postseason tournaments including back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.

With the second youngest Division I women’s basketball roster, the coaches guided the 2008-09 squad to an 18-11, 8-8/t-fifth record record with junior Mindy Bonham (Nielson) garnering two MWC honors on the All-Conference Third Team and on the All-Defensive Team. Graduating seniors and co-captains Shawnee Slade and Cassie King were named Honorable Mention All-MWC. King was also named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic District 8 University Second Team.

Most recently, the Cougar team recorded back-to-back MWC Regular Season Titles in 2006 and 2007 with players Ambrosia Anderson and Dani Wright being named MWC Co-Players of the Year those same seasons.

In her nine years of coaching at BYU, Bills has led her teams to five postseason berths including four NCAA appearances, one to the Sweet Sixteen (2001-02) and one WNIT. She has also been an integral member of a coaching staff that took the 2005-06 team to its best finish in school history with 26-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. That same year the team clinched the MWC Regular Season Title and was ranked in the top 25 for most of the season.

As an assistant coach at Utah, she also led the team to a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2000-01.

During her collegiate career at the University of Utah, she was a member of two WAC All-Defensive teams in 1996-97 and 1997-98 as well as the 1997-98 All-Conference Team. She was also named to the District 7 Kodak All-American team. She held the national record for most assists during the 1996-97 season and a second-place finish the following year in the same category. Bills led both the conference and the school in assists during her four years at Utah. She also received the prestigious Occie Evans Award and was the co-Female Athlete of the Year. After college, she played one season professionally in Switzerland and led the team in scoring and assists. Bills also played as a free agent with the Utah Starzz in the summer of 2000.

Coaching responsibilities: recruiting, admissions, guard development, game scout, and is the scheduling coordinator.

Hobbies: Waterskiing, snow skiing, golf, wake boarding, volleyball, camping, the beach, the mountains, reading, and spending time with family. She also loves animals.

STACY JENSEN topAssistant Coach

Stacy JensenStacy Jensen enters her ninth season with the BYU coaching staff after completing a stellar playing career with the Cougars in 2002.

During the 2009-10 campaign the Cougars compiled an impressive 23-10 overall record and finished second (11-5) in the MWC regular season race after being selected to finish fifth. In conference play, the team went 7-1 at home, and concluded the season with an 11-2 record in the Marriott Center.

Six players garnered 11 postseason MWC accolades. For the second straight year, junior Mindy Bonham was named to the All-MWC Second Team. She and teammate Jazmine Foreman were named to the All-Defensive Team. Junior Coriann Wood picked up  the league’s first ever Sixth Player of they Year award. Wood added her second conference citation being named Honorable
Mention All-MWC. Co-captain Haley Hall, and forward Kristen Riley were also Honorable Mention All-MWC.

The team participated in its 12th overall postseason appearance and fifth in the WNIT as the automatic qualifier from the MWC in the 2010 WNIT. BYU had an impressive showing recording a home win over Pepperdine before embarking on a six-day, three game schedule. They beat ASU in Tempe, defeated MWC foe Wyoming in Laramie, before falling to eventual champion, California. The Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals (Elite Eight) of the WNIT.

Jensen, along with the rest of the coaching staff, also guided the Cougar team to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.

With the second youngest Division I women’s basketball roster, the coaches guided the 2008-09 squad to an 18-11, 8-8/t-fifth record with junior Mindy Bonham (Nielson) garnering two MWC honors on the All-Conference Third Team and on the All-Defensive Team. Graduating seniors and co-captains Shawnee Slade and Cassie King were named Honorable Mention All-MWC. King was also named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic District 8 University Second Team.

Most recently, the Cougar team recorded back-to-back MWC Regular Season Titles in 2006 and 2007 with players Ambrosia Anderson and Dani Wright being named MWC Co-Players of the Year those same seasons.

In her fourth season as a member of the BYU coaching staff, the 2005-06 campaign, the team had its best finish in school history with a 26-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. That same year the team clinched the MWC Regular Season Title and was ranked in the top 25 for most of the season.

During her four-year stellar athletic career, Jensen was a two-time All-Conference team member, received the Cougar Club “Competitor Award” and was a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree.

The West Jordan native, started her collegiate career at the point guard position and averaged nearly eight points a game as a Cougar. Her speed, leadership and ball handling enabled her to lead BYU through the conference championships and onto the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament her senior season. Following her senior year, Jensen moved into fourth place on the all-time assist list with 432 career assists. She also finished the season in sixth place in career three pointers made with 123.

Coaching responsibilities: Film coordination, skill development of posts and guards, alumni relations, camp director, recruiting and opponent scout.

Hobbies: Waterskiing, golfing, and outdoor activities/sports

CHRIS BOETTCHER topAssistant Coach

Chris BoettcherChris Boettcher begins his second season as an assistant coach at BYU. He joined the staff after spending eight years as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Utah Valley University.

In his first season as part of the BYU coaching staff, the 2009-10 Cougars compiled an impressive 23-10 overall record and finished second (11-5) in the MWC regular season race after being selected to finish fifth. In conference play, the team went 7-1 at home, and concluded the season with an 11-2 record in the Marriott Center.

Six players garnered 11 postseason MWC accolades. For the second straight year, junior Mindy Bonham was named to the All-MWC Second Team. She and teammate Jazmine Foreman were named to the All-Defensive Team. Junior Coriann Wood picked up the league’s first ever Sixth Player of they Year award. Wood added her second conference citation being named Honorable Mention All-MWC. Co-captain Haley Hall, and forward Kristen Riley were also Honorable Mention All-MWC.

The team participated in its 12th overall postseason appearance and fifth in the WNIT as the automatic qualifier from the MWC in the 2010 WNIT. BYU had an impressive showing recording a home win over Pepperdine before embarking on a six-day, three game schedule. They beat ASU in Tempe, defeated MWC foe Wyoming in Laramie, before falling to eventual champion, California. The Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals (Elite Eight) of the WNIT.

While at Utah Valley University, he was promoted to Associate Head Coach at the beginning of the 2007-08 season. Boettcher's responsibilities included the defense and working with the guards.

Prior to coming to Utah Valley, he spent one season coaching at Vale High School near Ontario, Oregon.

Before assuming his role at Vale, Boettcher spent time in Japan where he served as the Basketball Consultant for the city of Takayama from 1997 to 2000. He worked with elementary aged children to junior college players and was specifically assigned to prepare the top boys and girl’s high school teams for competition at the Japanese National Tournament. His teams reached the National Tournament for the first time ever.

From 1994 to 1997 Boettcher was an assistant coach for the Metro State men's team under coach Charles Bradley. His association with Bradley began at BYU where Boettcher was a student assistant coach under Roger Reid and an assistant JV coach under John Hansen from 1989 to 1994.

Boettcher prepped at Weiser (Idaho) High School, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. After graduating in 1986, he served a LDS Church mission in Kobe, Japan. He earned a bachelor's degree from BYU in math with a P.E. coaching minor in 1994.

Boettcher and his wife, the former Cinthya Mallea, have five children, four boys (Jacob, Nikolas, Ethan and Noah), and one daughter (Isabel).

Hobbies: Spending time with family, the outdoors, playing tennis and watching movies. Travels to Japan every year to do sports camps.

CAROLYN BILLINGS topBasketball Athletic Trainer

Carolyn BillingsSince January 1991, Carolyn Billings has been involved with the athletic training program at BYU. She was named Director of Sports Medicine in July 2010. She has spent the past 16 years as athletic trainer for the women’s soccer and women’s basketball teams.

Billings has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in science from BYU where she was valedictorian of her class in 1995. She is an instructor in the Department of Exercise Science at BYU and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Utah Athletic Trainers’ Association.

She was selected the 1993 Student Trainer of the Year and has published several articles. She has also been a presenter at the annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference.

During the 2002 Winter Olympics, she was an athletic trainer at the Peaks Ice Arena during the ice hockey competition.

She was the Clinical Instructor of the Year at BYU during the 2008 school year.

Billings is a certified EMT and CPR instructor.

Hobbies: She is an avid pin collector, loves to ride her motorcycle and spend time outdoors.

JOSH MORZELEWSKI topBasketball Strength & Conditioning Coach

Josh MorzelewskiMorzelewski enters his fifth season as the strength and conditioning coach for the women’s basketball team. A graduate in exercise and sport science, Morzelewski spent five years at Northern Arizona University working with the football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s golf, women’s swimming and diving, and track and field teams.

After working as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at NAU for four years, he became the interim head strength and conditioning coach, where he served for one year before coming to BYU.

Morzelewski currently lives in Spanish Fork.

WENDY ANAE topDirector of Basketball Operations

Dan DoerfleinWendy Anae has been appointed the director of basketball operations for the women’s basketball team.

Anae comes to BYU with coaching experience at the collegiate and high school level. From 2006 to 2009 she was the head coach of the women’s basketball team at BYU-Hawaii. During her stint with the Seasiders she was also an instructor in the Exercise and Sport Science department.

She has also been a player and a coach for the Samoa National Women’s Basketball Team in 2003 and 2007. At the high school level, she coached at Kahuku High School in Kahuku Hawai’i from 2003 to 2005 and at Timpview High School in Provo during the 2005-06 season.

In 2006 she co-founded Elevate My Game, a non-profit organization that helps advance young athletes in the Native American and Polynesian populations.

Anae graduated from California State Fullerton in 1990 with a degree in history where she lettered in basketball.

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