The Nebraska Strikers Women’s Basketball team is pleased to announce the addition of Head Coach Jessica Haynes.
A three-time all-state and three-time All-Metro player, Haynes helped Central to back-to-back basketball state championships in 1983 and 1984. In 1984, she averaged 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and her rebound and coast-to-coast drive for a layup sealed the state championship. She averaged 22 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game as a senior when she was a Parade All-American, Street and Smith’s All-American, Converse All-American, and Carnation Milk All-American . In track, she ran on three gold-medal relays helping Central to Class A titles in 1983 and 1984 and was also named High School All-American. She attended San Diego State University where she was a three-year starter and a two-time All-Big West Conference selection averaging 16 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game during her career. Jessica played on two Olympic Festival teams in 86’ and 87. In 1997, Jessica was selected as a developmental player in the WNBA and assigned to the Utah Starzz. Jessica Was inducted into the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and in 2011 she was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. Jessica is now a Mental Health Therapist and travels the country as a Motivational Speaker.