July 9, 2012
Houston Volleyball Assistant Coach Jenny Andrew is in her first season with the Cougars in 2012-13.
After teaming with Head Coach Kaddie Platt to lead Houston Baptist to a 22-9 overall record and a berth in the semifinals of the Great West Conference Tournament, Andrew moved across town with Platt to join the Cougars.
Andrew was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Texas and was instrumental in the team's success as a 6-foot-2 setter. She helped lead the Longhorns to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Sweet 16 in 2004 and Elite Eight in 2006. She was named Most Valuable Player in 2006, was a Big 12 Academic All-Conference and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
Andrew was invited to try out for the United States National Team prior to her senior season and following her career as a Longhorn, she made the USA Volleyball A2 Team.
She received her bachelor's degree in sport management from Texas in 2007 and worked as an assistant coach at Virginia in 2010.
You can read more about Coach Andrew's outstanding career by visiting her profile here. To learn more about Coach Andrew personally, keep reading!
What celebrity do you get mistaken for?
"Karen O, the lead singer from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Zooey Deschanel, the artist and actress."
What is something that no one else knows about you?
"I absolutely love being in the kitchen and cooking for friends and family. If I'm not doing that, I'm usually finding places around Houston to eat or hang out at that not a lot of people know about.
"What was your favorite junior high musical group/artist?
"I unfortunately was part of the N'sync following with my high school best friend. My Dad braved several concerts as chaperone with us through those years."
If you could have dinner with one person past or present who would it be? Why?
"I would love to have dinner with my parents in the past before they were married. They are amazing, and I would love to see for myself what many see in my sister and I in their youth."
What are your pregame rituals?
"My pregame (routine) is very similar to when I played. I tend to have too much energy at times, so finding a quiet place to review the notes and scouting report over tea and tunes keeps me calm before the match."
If you could be famous for something other than coaching what would it be?
"Event planning. Before coaching, I was involved in marketing and event planning and think it would be fantastic on a popular, large-scale. Until then, I absolutely love planning dinners and parties for friends and family."
What is your favorite memory?
"I have been blessed with many over my life and career. One of my favorites is finding my family in the stands after my Texas matches. They always sat in the same place, and they were always there no matter what."