Free clinics will take place on May 4 and May 11 at Lawlor Events Center
Jacie Capra (formerly Hoyt) enters her third season with the Nevada women's basketball team as an assistant coach and fourth overall. As an assistant coach, Capra's responsibilities include scouting, recruiting, point guard development, equipment, scout team management and summer camp-coordinator.
Capra previously served as the team's director of basketball operations during the 2011-12 season. She has earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees and formerly played for Nevada head coach Jane Albright at Wichita State University.
"We are excited to have Jacie as a part of our women's basketball family," Albright said. "I have known her dating back to when I recruited her out of high school. She has great passion and enthusiasm for basketball and working with young people. I believe she is a rising star in the world of women's basketball and we are lucky to have her."
As the head coach at Wichita State, Albright recruited Capra out of high school in Hoxie, Kan., where she played basketball for her mother and coach Shelly Hoyt. Hoyt has established herself as one of the top high school basketball coaches in the state, having won nearly 300 games. She is currently riding a 73-game win streak and has led the Indians to three consecutive state titles, two of which stem from undefeated seasons.
Capra was a three-time all-state performer in volleyball and basketball, along with being crowned state champion in multiple track events. As a senior, the first team all-class selection averaged 28.4 points per game, 7.4 assists per game, 6.3 rebounds per game and 6.1 steals per game. Playing under Hoyt's direction, Capra had one of the most prolific scoring careers in Kansas history, scoring 2,016 points in just three years after missing her entire freshman season with an injury. Her career average of 26.6 points per game lands her sixth in career scoring average for the state of Kansas.
Capra's college career was haunted by injuries, allowing her to play only two of her six NCAA eligible years as a freshman and sophomore. Despite sitting out the first two years of her college career, Capra went on to start every game as a freshman and sophomore for the Shockers. As a freshman, Capra led the team in assists, was second in free throw attempts and fourth in scoring. As a sophomore, she was named team captain, along with winning the Iron Shocker Award. Capra continued to distribute the ball to her teammates, as she ranked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in assists, along with averaging a positive assist/turnover ratio.
In addition to her success on the court, Capra was also a standout in the classroom, landing on the Missouri Valley Conference, Athletic Director, and Dean's honor rolls from 2006-08 with the Shockers. Capra graduated Cum Laude with a degree in general studies from Wichita State.
After graduating from Wichita State, she went on to earn her master's degree from Fort Hays State University, where she served as the women's basketball team's graduate assistant.
Capra married former Wichita State and Oakland A's baseball pitcher Anthony Capra on October 6, 2012.