Jayme Stewart is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Badgers.
“After three years with the program, I am extremely excited about the future of Wisconsin women's basketball," Stewart said. "Building something great takes time if you do it the right way and want it to last. Every year we have improved, maybe not always in the win column, but we made great strides in important areas.
"We had three of the top 10 most improved scorers in the Big Ten last season and that is just one of many examples that shows our success. I could not be more excited about this program and its future!”
In her first season at UW, Stewart helped coach Morgan Paige to a third team All-Big Ten selection while in 2014, Taylor Wurtz was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick. In 2015, Nicole Bauman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition.
“Jayme is an innovative thinker and ultimate overachiever, which makes her invaluable to me both on and off the court," UW head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. "She takes the initiative to get things done and is always looking for ways to make great things happen."
Stewart came to Wisconsin after serving as an assistant coach at Clemson University for one season. The St. Louis native also served as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at La Salle University in 2010-11. She signed two top-100 players and four McDonald's All-America nominees while with the Explorers.
Stewart spent two seasons at Southeast Missouri as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2008-10 and was also a head coach at Division III Webster University for two seasons.
Stewart's other coaching stops have included one year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2005-06) and three seasons as a head coach at two prep programs. In her only season at Putnam County High (Unionville, Mo.) she was named Tri Rivers Conference and District Coach of the Year (2002-03) and she was at Trinity Catholic High School (St. Louis) for two years (2003-05).
Stewart (then Callahan) earned a degree in health promotion and wellness in 2002 from Missouri Southern State (Joplin, Mo.), where she started at point guard all four years. She completed her career atop the Lions' all-time career steals list with 225 and games started with 107, starting every game since her freshman season. She also ranks second on the school's career assist chart with 429.
"She is a very creative and organized individual who not only is a fabulous recruiter, but also an extraordinary talent at player development," Kelsey said. "Jayme cares about our program and goes beyond what is asked of her to make everything we do top notch. Every program needs an assistant coach with this sense of urgency.”
Stewart and her husband Brad were married in 2013 and welcomed their first child in June of 2015.