Northeastern Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Northeastern women’s basketball head coach Bridgette Mitchell excitedly introduced Andre Jurko and Jasmine Brunson to the Huskies’ staff on Tuesday. Jurko will join the team as an assistant coach and Brunson will join as graduate manager.
Andre Jurko
Andre will add great value to our program because of his ability to develop players on the court and build strong relationships off of the court. Coach Dre’s energy is infectious and I’m excited about all the ways that he will positively impact our program.”
Jurko joins the Huskies’ staff after recently completing his sixth season as a member of the UNC Asheville women’s basketball staff, and fourth as an assistant coach. Jurko spent 2016-18 with the institution as Director of Operations, where he assists behind the scenes with video, scouting and travel arrangements.
Jurko has been a pivotal part of the program at UNC Asheville that achieved new heights. The last two seasons, he saw the Bulldogs play in back-to-back postseason tournaments, numerous school records broken, and 36 program victories.
Prior to Asheville, Jurko was an assistant coach for Sagemont HS in Weston, Florida, and helped the nationally-recognized program reach the State Finals in Class 3-A. A native of Weston, Jurko went to Florida State University for four years as an engineering major, and then decided to pursue a career in athletics, enrolling in Florida’s sport management program. He earned his B.S. in December 2016.
Jasmine Brunson
“Jasmine isn’t far removed from a phenomenal playing career at Minnesota so we are very fortunate to have her join our program. She will be a great resource for our players and support to our staff in a number of ways.”
Brunson, who was inducted into the Rose Classic Hall of Fame, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2020, and played for the Gophers all four years. A two-year captain, the Queens, New York native was stellar when on the court. She is an All-Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree, Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and capped off her junior and senior seasons in style, averaging 8.4 points per game in 2018-19, and 9.8 in 2019-20.
On top of averaging a career-high 9.8 points per game in her senior campaign, Brunson led the Big Ten in free throw percentage during conference play (.875), set career highs in points (20), field goals made (7), three-pointers made and attempted (4-7), and tied career-high in assists (6) and steals (5) vs. Nebraska.
Brunson is a 2016 graduate from Mary Louis Academy, was named to the 2016 All-USA NY Girls Basketball Second Team, and played AAU for Positive Direction.

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