Kellie Lewis-Jay spent four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Washington. Lewis-Jay came to Seattle already having had experience with the Daugherty system of basketball. She played two years under June and Mike at Boise State University.
Lewis-Jay duties include scouting, recruiting, on-floor coaching and serving as the team's academic coordinator.
This is the first collegiate coaching position for Lewis-Jay, who came to Seattle from the high school and club coaching ranks. After graduating from Boise State in December of 1998 with a bachelor of science in social science and public affairs, she took on the girls basketball head coaching duties at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise, Idaho.
Lewis-Jay led Bishop Kelly to a five-year record of 87-33, including a runner-up showing at the 2002 state championships. She led the prep varsity team to a district championship title in 2003, after guiding the junior varsity team to district crowns in 1999 and 2000. Lewis-Jay was also named the District 3 Junior Varsity Coach of the Year in 2000.
Aside from her prep coaching duties, Lewis-Jay established the Idaho Elite in 1999, a competitive summer basketball team based in Boise. Members of her Idaho Elite team included 25 all-state athletes, as well as 12 NCAA Div. I signees. Among those standout players were Husky senior Maggie O'Hara and junior Emily Florence. Led by O'Hara and Florence, Idaho Elite won the 2002 Midsummer Nights Madness Tournament championship title in Seattle.
Lewis-Jay played her first two years of collegiate basketball for the Daughertys, which included the last two of June's tenure with the Broncos (1994-95, 1995-96).
At BSU, Lewis-Jay was a four-year letterwinner and a two-time team captain. Her list of collegiate accolades included a pair of Big West All-Conference selections in 1997 and 1998, as well as Boise State team MVP honors those same seasons. During her senior campaign, Lewis-Jay was named the MVP of the Boise State Tournament, in addition to making the Big West Conference All-Tournament team and garnering Big West Athlete of the Week honors in 1998. She was also honored as a two-time recipient of the National Arthur Ashe Scholar Athlete Award in 1997 and 1998.
With academics definitely being a strong suit for Lewis-Jay, she was a four-time selection to conference academic teams, including 1995 and 1996 selections to the Big Sky team and 1997 and 1998 nods to the Big West team.
Lewis-Jay's name still appears among many single-season and career top-10 lists in Bronco history. On Boise State career lists she ranks second in three-point field goals made (163), second in three-point field goals attempted (484), second in free-throw percentage (.807) and ninth in three-point field goal percentage (.337). Her 829 career points also rank 20th in the Bronco record books. 20th in scoring (829 points).
Lewis-Jay set both single-game school records for three-pointers (76) and three-pointers attempted (205) in 1996-97, but currently ranks second and third in those categories, respectively. Her 61 treys in 1997-98 rank seventh all-time. Her .830 free-throw shooting percentage in 1997-98 remains the fourth-best on the BSU single season list in that category.
Lewis-Jay also shares the single-game school record for three-pointers with seven.
Lewis-Jay was an all-around contributor on the basketball court for the Broncos, leading the team in six different categories during her junior season: scoring average (12.2), field goals made (107), three-pointers made (76), free-throw percentage (.765), assists (69) and steals (48).
She also was the team leader in three-pointers made in 1998 (61) and 1995 (20), in three-point field goal percentage in 1995 (.328), in free-throw percentage in 1998 (.830), and assists in 1998 (76).
Lewis-Jay prepped at Placer High School in Auburn, Calif., where she graduated in 1994 as school valedictorian. She led her high school team to four Sierra Foothill League Championships. Lewis-Jay earned league MVP honors during her senior campaign, and was also a three-time all-conference selection. She was a three-year team captain and two-time Placer High MVP.
Lewis-Jay, 30, is the daughter of Charles and Christine Lewis. She has a younger brother, Kevin