Jacquie Hullah
Jacquie Hullah
  • Title:
    Head Coach
  • Phone:
    412-268-3306
  • Email:
    jhullah@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Previous College:
    California State Fullerton, '78
  • Bachelor's Degree:
    Health and Physical Education
  • Graduate School:
    Penn State, '84
  • Master's Degree:
    Physical Education
  • Overall Record:
    278-266 (22 years)
  • Record at CMU:
    121-111 (10 years)

Bio

Jacquie Hullah has been at the helm of the Carnegie Mellon women’s basketball program since 2011 and has transitioned the Tartans into a force to be reckoned with nationally, regionally, and in the University Athletic Association (UAA).

The 2019-20 season concluded with an 11-14 record with senior Makayla Filiere being honored by the UAA coaches for the third straight season after becoming the 13th Tartan, fifth under Hullah, to record 1,000 career points.

The 2020-21 season was canceled due to COVID-19 with the Tartans putting in work in the weight room and on the basketball court to train for the 2021-22 season.

Hullah's sixth season leading the Tartans witnessed four-year starter Lisa Murphy become the program's first Jostens Trophy Winner, two-time All-American and two-time NCAA record holder while the team won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship and tied the school record for wins in a season. The year followed the 2015-16 squad's record-setting season when it earned the program’s first NCAA postseason bid in 25 years, won its first-round game and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

Many milestones were reached in 2015-16 including the team tying the school record for wins in a season with 21 while three players scored their 1,000th career point. The team tied or set eight school records while junior Lisa Murphy became the first Tartan to set an NCAA Division III record (field-goal percentage .752) and be named to the WBCA All-America Team. Murphy’s year concluded with six individual school records while she became the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,625 points.

The 2016-17 team just missed an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament with an 18-7 regular season record. They opened with an 11-game win streak and were ranked as high as ninth in the nation during the season. The team went on to sweep through the newly formatted Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship, defeating three opponents each by double digits and a combined total of 51 points. Hullah mentored Murphy to a second WBCA All-America honor and another NCAA record-setting field-goal percentage of .780, topping her own record set the previous year.

Hullah's second season at the helm saw the team earn its first winning season in 10 years and first postseason appearance since 2000 while both the 2013-14 team and 2014-15 team nearly replicated that feat, finishing one win away from a winning record. In Hullah’s first season, the Tartans won seven more games than the previous year.

In nine years under Hullah, the Tartans own 11 school season records, three school single game records, 11 individual season records and four individual game records. Hullah has mentored two All-Americans, one D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year, three D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region honorees, two UAA Players of the Year, one UAA Rookie of the Year, two D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Rookies of the Year, and four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.

At the conclusion of Hullah’s first season, the team earned a 3.479 GPA for the season, ranking 17th in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. Both seniors were selected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate academic honor society, while five earned a GPA of 3.5 or greater for the spring semester.

Hullah began her coaching career in 1980 at Northwestern University, where she spent four years as an assistant. In 1984, she was named head coach of the Dartmouth College women’s basketball program, and led the Big Green to five consecutive Ivy League titles during her nine-year tenure. In 1990, Hullah was one of nine finalists for the national Division I Coach of the Year award.

At Dartmouth, Hullah inherited a team that posted a record of 8-15 during the 1983-84 season. By her second year, Hullah led the Big Green to a winning season and the first of five straight Ivy League crowns. From 1988-90, Dartmouth went 45-7.

Hullah coached her Dartmouth players to five Ivy League Player of the Year awards and four Rookie of the Year honors.  One of her players received two CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. In 1991, she was chosen as head coach of the USA Basketball Olympic Festival West Team. Hullah reached 100 victories faster than any other coach in Dartmouth history and was inducted into the college’s Coaching Hall of Fame.

In 1993, Hullah was selected as head coach of the Arizona State University women’s program. She spent three years leading the Sun Devils before accepting a post with the Seattle Reign of the American Basketball League (ABL). Hullah spent two years coaching in the professional league.

Founded in 1996, the ABL closed its doors in 1999. Hullah then spent time in professional sales and marketing.  In 2009, Hullah elected to return to the sidelines and spent one year as an assistant with the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball program.

In 1978, Hullah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education at California State University at Fullerton, where she played basketball. She received a master’s degree in physical education from Penn State University in 1984.