Jennifer McCarthy

Jennifer McCarthy

Jennifer has coached high school and AAU basketball in Louisiana and Texas for nearly two decades, the past seven years with Higher Goals, where she has coached girls ages 6-18. Several of her former players have gone on to play at the NAIA and NCAA collegiate level, including one who later represented USA Rowing at the Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.

Prior to her coaching career, Jennifer was a standout high school, collegiate and professional player. In high school, she scored more than 2,000 points at Episcopal Baton Rouge, where she was a three-time All-District selection. As a senior, she was named first-team All-State and District MVP, averaging 21 points and 9 rebounds per game. She was also a two-time All-District selection in volleyball and two-time All-Parish in track and field. She earned five varsity letters in basketball, four in track and field, two in volleyball and two in cross country, and is a member of the Episcopal High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

Jennifer McCarthy

Jennifer played NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Richmond (Va.). As a senior, she averaged 19.7 points a game as the Spiders’ co-captain and was named first-team All-Conference and first-team All-State. She was the team’s leading scorer in both her junior and senior seasons, becoming just the ninth player in school history to finish with 1,000 career points. She was also a three-time all-conference scholar-athlete.

Following graduation, Jennifer signed with the Salpa Basketball Club in Salo, Finland, where she was the team’s leading scorer in her one season playing professionally overseas.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Richmond, and an MBA from LSU. She spent seven years as a financial analyst with ExxonMobil, before staying home to be a full-time mom. She and her husband, Patrick, have been married since 2000, and they have two sons: Brian (21) and Jason (18). They live in Southlake.