Lt. Jennifer Roesch begins her first year as an assistant women's basketball coach. Roesch is a 2005 Academy grad., and was a four-year letterwinner on the Falcon women's hoops team.
"We are very excited to have Jenn on our staff," McInelly said. "As someone who has played at the Academy, in addition to the Prep School and gone out into the Air Force, Lt. Roesch can help our recruits and our younger players better understand what being a cadet-athlete at the Academy is all about."
Roesch's responsibilities will be game day and practice preparation, opponent scouting and recruiting. In addition she will work with the Falcon guards.
A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Roesch returns to the Academy after three years at Andrews AFB, Md., where she served as contracting officer in the 316th Contracting Squadron, providing acquisition support for the presidential airlift group (home of Air Force One). Various jobs were contracts manager and buyer/administrator for base operation support and civil engineering services, government purchase card inspector, Global War on Terror equipment buyer and squadron executive officer.
While at Andrews, Roesch was an assistant coach for the Fairfax Stars, an AUU Club team. In 2007, Roesch helped guide the Stars to a fifth-place finish at U-14 AAU Div. I National Tournament. In addition to her coaching duties, Roesch was a member of the 2007 All-Air Force Women's Basketball Team.
Roesch was a four-year letterwinner at Air Force appearing in 92 career games, scoring 458 career points. A scoring threat from long-range, she ranks 10th all-time at the Academy with 68 three-point baskets made. As a senior, Roesch started all 28 games and earned the teams' Falcon Award. As a sophomore, Roesch averaged a career-best 6.8 points per game, ranking third on the team.
"This is an absolute dream job for me," Roesch said. "I really look forward to coaching and instructing the amazing young women and men of this institution on and off the basketball court."
Roesch earned a Bachelor of Science in behavioral science with an emphasis in counseling and human development from the Academy in 2005.
The Phoenix, Ariz., native and graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., resides in Colorado Springs.