Get to Know Head Coach Jessica Kern
Monday, September 18, 2017
Get to Know Head Coach Jessica Kern

Name: Jessica Kern
Position: Head Coach

What do the players call you? Coach Kern or Coach K

Where did you grow up? Milwaukee, WI

What’s a word or phrase that you say often? “Love Bug”

What college coach/coaches do you admire?

Track: Beth Sullivan ( University of Tennessee / Former PSU Head Women’s Track & XC Coach)

Administrator: Dianthia Ford- Kee ( Former CIAA Coach, CIAA Hall of Famer Inductee & AD MVSU)

Female Collegiate inspiration: Yolette McCuin ( Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Jacksonville University)

HS: Coach Robert Kern ( Father- Former Head Boys & Girls Basketball Coach – Milwaukee North Division High School)

What are some of your hobbies? D.I.Y Projects, Travel, Outdoor Activities, Cooking & Shopping

Family: Son, BJ. Dad is from Germany, Mom is from Detroit. – I have 2 step sisters, “Oma” is 96 years old and visits me regularly.  I have a sister and 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Additional, family resides in Detroit, South Carolina and Atlanta. Dad is a retired 30 year basketball coach, founder of the Milwaukee Striders Track Club and is currently and Olympic Level USA Track & Field official.

Advice you were given when you started coaching that you still use today: “Think before you Act”

Dessert: Chocolate Cake – Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant
Color: White
Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee
Restaurant in Nashville: The Southern & Fat Bottom Brewery
Breakfast food: Scrambled Eggs w/ Cheddar cheese & pancakes
Netflix series: Orange is the New Black
Place to visit: Sydney, Australia
Kind of Music: R & B (Anything with a beat)
NFL Team: Packers
NBA Team: Detroit Pistons (Bad Boy Era)
WNBA Team: Chicago Sky


Five Fun Facts about yourself

I have lived in 6 countries & 7 states

I have visited the White House & Met President Bill Clinton as the Wisconsin student representative

I love to play football

Was once a fitness model – anything I can push, pull or drag is fun to me.

Reading, Sun and Relaxing around Water is my idea of a great vacation