Jenna Huff, a former standout player at UNLV, starts her third season as goalkeeping coach.
"Jenna Huff joined our staff after an exceptional career at UNLV," Bush said. "She is a talented and innovative young coach who brings a great deal of in-game experience that will no doubt help our goalkeepers. Thanks to her playing background and coaching history, I know the players will be able to connect with her."
Huff joined the Cougar program after spending the 2006 season as a student assistant with her alma mater. In addition to coaching the UH goalkeepers, Huff will assist in practice planning and serve as the director of the Cougar Soccer Camps.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to join the staff at Houston," Huff said. "I'm grateful for the chance to coach at the Division I level. I feel my past experience as a player and coach will help us continue to grow this program."
Huff, the Mountain West Conference's all-time leader in goals against average (0.90), is the only goalkeeper in league history to earn All-Conference honors three times. She was named a First Team honoree in both 2004 and 2005 and was named to the Second Team in 2003. She also earned a spot on the 2005 MWC All-Tournament Team and was a Soccer Buzz Third Team All-Region selection that season.
She played in 68 career games for the Rebels, making 59 starts. Huff had a career mark of 35-20-4 with a school-record 26 shutouts. She also holds the career marks for saves (305) and is second in career goals against average (0.90). Huff also owns single-season records for goals against average (0.34) and shutouts (8).
During her senior campaign in 2005, she missed the first half of the season with a broken foot but came back to lead UNLV to the 2005 MWC Tournament Championship and the NCAA tournament, posting an incredible 0.34 goals against average in the last 10 games.
While a prepster, Huff led Edison (Calif.) High School to a pair of Sunset League championships and the 2001 Division II CIF Championship. She was a First Team All-Sunset League honoree and was named the top defensive player in the CIF.
She also played for the California South ODP team and was a member of the Santa Anita Strikers, one of the top club teams in the country.
Huff, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., is a 2006 graduate of UNLV with a degree in kinesiology.