Stacy Clinesmith

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Stacy Clinesmith
Gonzaga Bulldogs
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueWest Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1978-04-22) April 22, 1978 (age 42)
Listed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Listed weight148 lb (67 kg)
Career information
High schoolMead (Spokane, Washington)
CollegeUC Santa Barbara (1996–2000)
WNBA draft2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Monarchs
Playing career2000–2002
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number24, 21
Coaching career2008–present
Career history
As player:
2000–2001Sacramento Monarchs
2002Detroit Shock
As coach:
2008–2009Oregon State (DBO)
2010–2011Central Washington (assistant)
2011–2014Santa Clara (assistant)
2014–presentGonzaga (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x First-team All-Big West
  • Washington High School Player of the Year (1996)
  • 2x USA Today All-American

Stacy Marie Clinesmith (born April 22, 1978) is a former professional basketball player in the WNBA and current college assistant coach for Gonzaga University.[1]


Clinesmith attended University of California, Santa Barbara and played basketball for four seasons there. She helped the team win four Big West Conference Women's Basketball Tournaments and won the Big West Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2000. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

WNBA career[edit]

Clinesmith was picked in the second round, 30th overall by the Sacramento Monarchs in the 2000 WNBA Draft. Clinesmith only appeared in 56 career WNBA games for both the Monarchs and Detroit Shock.[2]

After WNBA[edit]

After leaving the WNBA, Clinesmith was Director of Sports, USA in 2004, which she oversaw all of basketball operations in Spokane, Washington. From 2005-2007, Clinesmith was Director of the Sports Performance Extreme Enhancement Development (SPEED) program at Whitworth Physical Therapy in Spokane. She was also the owner and manager of Clinesmith Basketball, where she developed, organized and instructed basketball camps for Spokane area middle and high school girls basketball players.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Clinesmith received her first coaching job as Director of Basketball Operations for the Oregon State Beavers women's basketball program during the 2008–2009 season.[4] Clinesmith received her first assistant coaching job at Central Washington Wildcats women's basketball program during the 2010–2011 season. Clinesmith was promoted to interim head coach for the CWU Wildcats in March 2011, but she left to become assistant coach for the Santa Clara Broncos in June of that year.[5][6] Clinesmith remained as assistant coach for the Broncos until the end of the 2013–2014 season. In May 2014, Clinesmith was hired as an assistant coach for the Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball program.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Clinesmith has/had hobbies in other sports, such as mountain biking and waterboarding.


  1. ^ Gonzaga hies Stacy Clinesmith as women's basketball assistant coach - - May 3, 2014
  2. ^ "Stacy Clinesmith". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Former WNBA Guard Stacy Clinesmith Added To Women's Basketball Staff". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Former WNBA Guard Stacy Clinesmith Added To Women's Basketball Staff". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Stacy Clinesmith: Interim Women's Basketball Head Coach". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Stacy Clinesmith". Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  7. ^ " Stacy Clinesmith". Retrieved December 13, 2015.

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