Three-year assistant coach Stephanie Janke took over the Director of Women's Basketball Operations position in June of 2006. A former Drake standout, Janke served as an assistant coach at Wisconsin from 2003-06. She also was a student assistant for Lisa Stone at her alma mater in 2002-03.
A 2003 graduate of Drake University, Janke (then Schmitz) was the feisty point guard who, in 2002, led Drake to its first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 20 years. The Fond du Lac, Wis., native completed her playing career ranked third in career assists with 546 for a 4.0 assists per game average. She was also fourth in steals with 220 and fifth in three-point field goals made with 135.
A two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference performer, Janke averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 assists as a senior while helping the Bulldogs to a final USA Today/ESPN ranking of No. 20. Janke, who scored a career-high 36 points in a seminfinal round victory against Bradley in the 2002 MVC Tournament, was also invited to participate in the 2002 WNBA Draft Camp.
Janke graduated from Drake with a degree in advertising in May, 2003. As the operations director, Janke is responsible for all budget and travel arrangements for the UW women's team. She also oversees the academic responsibilities with the team.
Janke was married in May of 2009 to Phil Janke.
The Stephanie Janke File
Fond du Lac, Wis.
University of Wisconsin, Assistant Coach, 2003-present
Drake University, Student Assistant, 2002-03
Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Drake University, 2003
Drake University (1998-2002)