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Former Wildcat Jenny Pfeiffer Finora building a program at Coker College

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Back in November, UK Hoops unofficially opened what would be a Southeastern Conference championship season in an exhibition win over Coker College. During the game, fans in Memorial Coliseum welcomed back a former letter winner in Jenny Pfeiffer Finora. Pfeiffer Finora (2003-04, 2006-07) was a team captain during her time as a Wildcat and ranks as the school's all-time leader in free-throw percentage and is third in 3-point field goals made.

When Coker visited, we learned a little bit about how Pfeiffer Finora is trying to build a program at the small South Carolina school. She is doing so alongside Vic Finora, her husband, whom she met while she was a player at UK and he a graduate assistant for the men's basketball team.

Coker College has written a story further exploring the work of the two UK alumni. Here's an excerpt:

The Finoras bring a unique aspect to the world of coaching. Jenny is the head coach and Vic serves as her assistant. They share this rare combination in women's basketball with only six other colleges in the country.

Jenny is originally from North Vernon, Ind., while Vic hails from St. Catherines, Ontario, just outside Niagara Falls. The two met while at the University of Kentucky, where Jenny was a four-year player and Vic a graduate assistant for the men's basketball team. They were married in 2008.

After Kentucky, the two floated across the globe to coaching stops in Alabama before spending the past year in Iceland. They each enjoyed what they were doing - Vic was coaching a men's team while Jenny was coaching and playing professionally - but a recurring theme continued to emerge wherever they went - they were apart more than together. That meant it was time to find something new.


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