LOS ANGELES, CA – April 3, 2017 – The three-time WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks announced the hiring of former University of Wisconsin-Madison head coach, Bobbie Kelsey, to an assistant coach position.
“We are excited to add Bobbie to our coaching staff. She is an excellent coach who is very passionate about the game,” said Brian Agler, LA Sparks Head Coach. “She will be responsible for our preparation for competition and will be engaged in our practice setting. Bobbie will get up to speed quickly on the WNBA, how we play and practice and she will fit in perfectly to our culture.”
A graduate and former basketball player from Stanford University, Bobbie spent three years as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech before returning to Stanford to fill the assistant coach position. In April of 2011, she was hired as the head coach for the women’s basketball program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison until her tenure ended in 2016. Most recently, Kelsey worked as the Vice President of Corporate and Wellness Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
“It is with great excitement and honor that I join the Los Angeles Sparks organization,” said Bobbie Kelsey. “I would like to extend a sincere, heartfelt thank you to the Sparks ownership group, Executive Vice President / General Manager Penny Toler and Head Coach Brian Agler for this chance of a lifetime to work with some of the best basketball players in the world. I look forward to contributing my coaching experiences of the past twenty years to bring another championship to the Sparks. I can hardly wait to get started”
The 2017 Sparks regular season will tip-off May 13 at 2pm, presented by EquiTrust. The opening week will feature the Championship Celebrations. For ticket purchasing and information for the 3 time champion LA Sparks, call 844-GO-SPARKS, email tickets@LA-Sparks.com or visit LASparks.com. The LA Sparks can be found on all social media outlets at @la_sparks.