Vanessa Nygaard (Basketball Player-coach) Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Vanessa Nygaard

Vanessa Nygaard

Vanessa Nygaard Biography

Vanessa Nygaard is a renowned professional basketball coach and previous player in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Presently, she works for the Phoenix Mercury as the head coach. Also, she works at Windward School in Los Angeles as the girls’ basketball head coach.

Vanessa Nygaard Age

Vanessa Nygaard was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States on 13 March 1975. She is 47 years old.

Vanessa Nygaard Height

Vanessa stands at an average height of 6′1″ ft /1.85 m tall.

Vanessa Nygaard Education

Vanessa finished her high school in Carlsbad, California, she studied and graduated from Stanford University from 1993 to 1998, and was on their women’s basketball team, known as The Cardinal as a star player. During her tenure there, the team reached three Final Fours, an impressive 69-2 within the Pacific-10 Conference, and accumulated a combined 113-14 won-loss record. She majored in American Studies and graduated in 1998.

Vanessa Nygaard Family

Vanessa was born to her parents in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. However, she hasnt revealed details about her parents and siblings to the media, soon as we have information at hand will update this section.

Vanessa Nygaard Husband

Vanessa is presently single, we currently don’t have details on her past relationships, soon as changes are made will update this part.

Vanessa Nygaard Net Worth

Vanessa Nygaard has an approximated net worth that ranges between $1 Million – $5 Million.

Vanessa Nygaard Career

After Vanessa graduated from Stanford, she started her six-year career in the WNBA. She was chosen in the fourth round (39th overall pick) of the 1998 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. Due to an injury, she missed the 1998 and most of the 1999 seasons but joined the beginning lineup with the Miami Sol team in 2002 and with the Portland Fire team in 2000 and 2001.

Adittionally, she also played for the Los Angeles Sparks, the Charlotte Sting, and Cleveland Rockers. Before the 2004 WNBA season began, she signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Comets but was rejected by the team during training camp. She signed another contract prior to the 2005 season with the Comets but decided to announce her retirement instead.

Her unforgettable season came with the Sol in 2002, when she averaged 7.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. During the WNBA off-season, she participated in professional basketball leagues in Italy (1998), Germany (2001), Spain (1999), and Europe.

She became an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at California State University, Long Beach in 2003. The following year, she was hired as an assistant coach with Pepperdine University in June 2004. She was titled as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2008 and assisted the team to appear in the WNBA finals, before losing to the Detroit Shock.

She was named as an assistant coach for the Washington Mystics where she spent just one season in January 2009. In 2012-12, she took over as head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Windward School. In 2013, 2017, and 2018, she coached the team to three state titles.

She joined USA Basketball in 2017, as an assistant coach, helping lead the team during the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup and the 2017 FIBA America’s Under-16 Championship. She joined head coach Bill Laimbeer on the Las Vegas Aces staff as an assistant coach in 2021. On January 24, 2022, she was named the head coach of the Phoenix Mercury.

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