NEW YORK – April 26, 2021 –The New York Liberty today announced that Jacki Gemelos has been added as an Assistant Coach to Head Coach Walt Hopkins’ coaching staff, joining Shelley Patterson and Dustin Gray.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Jacki to join us in Brooklyn for our inaugural season at Barclays Center,” said Hopkins. “In addition to being a wonderful person with extensive playing experience and a high basketball IQ, Jacki’s perseverance in the face of countless setbacks throughout her career makes her a perfect model of the growth-minded, relentless, mentally tough ideals upon which our Liberty culture is being built. We’re lucky to have her with us.”
Gemelos, 32, begins her WNBA coaching career after several seasons of service in the league. Jacki was a point guard for the Chicago Sky in 2015, and split time between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics in 2020. Additionally, she has played six seasons overseas, and was a member of Greece’s National Women’s Basketball Team.
A four-year women’s basketball letter winner at the University of Southern California, Gemelos is a native of Stockton, California.