Wisconsin adds Jerro as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Frozena Jerro has been hired as an assistant coach on the Wisconsin women’s basketball staff, as announced by head coach Marisa Moseley.

Jerro rounds out the UW assistant coaching staff, joining Margaret McKeon and Jaime Gluesing.

“I am thrilled and deeply appreciative to become a part of Coach Moseley’s staff at the University of Wisconsin,” said Jerro. “She is a proven champion, and I admire her dedication to advancing our sport, as well as the leadership she offers in guiding the young women we have the privilege to coach. It’s an exciting era for Badger Women’s Basketball! I feel honored to have the chance to contribute my experience, love for the game, and mentorship to further build upon the remarkable strides made by an exceptional staff and committed, talented student-athletes.”

Jerro comes to Madison with a wealth of experience in the collegiate ranks, most recently spending the past six seasons at Cleveland State as an assistant coach.

“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Frozena Jerro as our new assistant coach,” Moseley stated. “She comes to Madison following a successful twenty-year career as an assistant, highlighted by several NCAA tournament appearances. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and is a proven developer of both players and women. I am confident she will help take us to the next level.”

Jerro has made an impact on every staff she has served on. She was an instrumental part of the staff at Cleveland State, which captured ­­­­­both the 2024 Horizon League regular season champion title and the Horizon League tournament title in 2023. As a Viking, she developed 15 All-Horizon League selections, three Horizon League Defensive Players of the Year, and two Horizon League Players of the Year.

Before her time at Cleveland State, Jerro had a seven-year stint at UIC, serving as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. Throughout her time with the Flames, Jerro helped develop seven All-Horizon League selections and seven Horizon League All-Defensive Team honorees, including two-time Defensive Player of the Year Ruvanna Campbell.

Preceding UIC, she spent one season at the New Jersey Institute of Technology following a six-year tenure as an assistant coach at UNLV. She aided the Lady Rebels to four postseason appearances, including a WNIT runner-up finish in the 2003-04 campaign.

Jerro launched her collegiate coaching career at the University of Houston before moving to California State University – Northridge, where she spent one season as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach for the next four seasons. In the 1998-99 season, she led the Matadors to the Big Sky Conference championship and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the Big Sky Coach of the Year honor.

Jerro is a 1993 graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. On the court, she was a two-time letter winner and team captain for the Sun Devils. Jerro was named a Pac-10 All-Star and was part of an NCAA Tournament appearance.

A former USA Basketball participant, Jerro was inducted into her high school athletic hall of fame, earning the honor at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco, California.


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