Off the Court With Jeana Finlinson
Sept. 29, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After IUHOOSIERS.com caught up with Indiana women's basketball assistant coaches Cherie Hogg, Vera Jones and Marc Wilson, IU Director of Basketball Operations Jeana Finlinson took her turn to talk about background as a Hoosier, her love for IU and the upcoming season.
What attracted you to this position?
What do you think is the best thing about Indiana?
What is your favorite sports memory?
What has kept you in Bloomington?
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
"I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, and then to get my master's degree was an accomplishment that I'm really proud of. I just feel like having this job is a dream and to have the ability to help build this program with Coach Jack is probably my greatest accomplishment."
What is something that most fans don't know about you?
"The obvious first choice would be the fact that I've ridden crazy horses at 50 miles an hour as a professional. Also, in the first hole of golf that I ever played, I had a hole in one. I didn't start playing golf until I was 19, and then I came to IU to play golf."
What is the best part about your job?
"The best part is that I get paid to do the things that I love. The organization, the planning and the administrative stuff that I love. I get to see young women grow as people and players, and to be able to play a part in that is just great."
What do you miss about coaching?
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
"I love sports. I'm a huge Colts fan and a huge Cubs fan. I am 100 percent dedicated to helping Coach Jack build a championship program here. My hobbies are IU basketball and everything else is on the back burner."
What are you most looking forward to this season?
"I am most looking forward to the progress. I'm excited to be able to look back in March at our success individually as athletes and academically."
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