Noelle Quinn

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Noelle Quinn
Seattle Storm
PositionAssociate head coach
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1985-01-03) January 3, 1985 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican / Bulgarian
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Montgomery
(Torrance, California)
CollegeUCLA (2003–2007)
WNBA draft2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2007–2018
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number45
Coaching career2019–present
Career history
As player:
20072008Minnesota Lynx
20092011Los Angeles Sparks
2012Washington Mystics
20132014Seattle Storm
20152016Phoenix Mercury
20162018Seattle Storm
As coach:
2019Seattle Storm (assistant)
2020–presentSeattle Storm (associate HC)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Noelle Quinn (born January 3, 1985) is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the associate head coach for Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).[1] As a player, Quinn played for many WNBA teams and for Botaş SK of the Turkish Women's Basketball League.[2]

High school[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Quinn played for Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eleven points.[3] She led the Lady Knights to four California state championships, three regional championships, and three division championships.[4]

College career[edit]

Quinn attended college at UCLA and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 4th overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx.


College statistics[edit]

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003-04 UCLA 27 430 42.3 26.1 71.6 7.7 3.1 2.2 0.4 15.9
2004-05 UCLA 16 270 41.7 30.0 75.0 7.1 3.6 3.3 0.5 16.9
2005-06 UCLA 32 580 47.4 37.3 74.4 8.2 3.8 1.5 0.8 18.1
2006-07 UCLA 32 549 40.8 38.1 80.5 6.6 5.8 1.2 0.3 17.2
Career UCLA 107 1829 43.2 33.8 75.6 7.4 4.2 1.8 0.5 17.1


Professional career[edit]

Quinn was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the first round of the 2007 WNBA draft.[6] As a rookie she got off to a slow start before stepping into the point guard role when Lindsey Harding was injured in July, 2007. Quinn finished strong, setting a franchise record with 14 assists on August 19, the season finale. She finished the season averaging 2.8 points and 4.4 assists per game. Her 148 assists for the 2007 season, tied a club record that was held by Teresa Edwards.

During a 12-year WNBA career, Quinn played for the Minnesota Lynx, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Phoenix Mercury, and Seattle Storm. She was a 6'0" combo guard who averaged 4.8 points per game and 2.3 assists per game for her career.[7] In 2018, she won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm.

Coaching career[edit]

Beginning in 2016, Quinn coached the girls basketball team at her high-school alma mater, Bishop Montgomery High School, for four seasons. In her first season, the Lady Knights won a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section championship.[8]

In February 2019, after retiring from the WNBA, Quinn was hired as an assistant coach by her last team, the Seattle Storm.[9]

FOr the 2020 season, Storm head coach Dan Hughes was forced to sit out the season for medical reasons. Gary Kloppenburg became head coach for the season, and Quinn was promoted to associate head coach, where she concentrated on the offense, while Kloppenburg focused on the defense.[10] Seattle won the 2020 WNBA championship.

Personal[edit]

On September 23, 2009, Quinn returned to her college basketball court at Pauley Pavilion to play game one of the WNBA Conference Finals between Phoenix Mercury and her Los Angeles Sparks, which the Sparks lost 94–103.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Hughes To Miss 2020 Storm Season In Florida". Seattle Storm. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Noelle Quinn Botaş'ta(Turkish)". Haberler.com.
  3. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014.
  4. ^ David Yapkowitz. "Seattle Storm's Noelle Quinn talks to High Post Hoops about coaching transition". HighPostHoops.com.
  5. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 25 Sep 2015.
  6. ^ "Noelle Quinn". wnba.com.
  7. ^ "Noelle Quinn". wnba.com.
  8. ^ David Yapkowitz. "Seattle Storm's Noelle Quinn talks to High Post Hoops about coaching transition". HighPostHoops.com.
  9. ^ Percy Allen. "Veteran Storm guard Noelle Quinn calls it quits and joins Seattle's coaching staff". SeattleTimes.com.
  10. ^ Percy Allen. "As the Storm dominates the WNBA, coach Dan Hughes can only watch from afar". SeattleTimes.com.
  11. ^ Bruin Alumnae Return To Pauley Pavilion For LA Sparks Playoff Game Wednesday Archived 2009-09-27 at WebCite, UCLABruins.com, September 22, 2009

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