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Jim Hovorka is the head Women's Basketball and Golf Coach for the UW Washington County Wildcats. He brings years of coaching and personal experience to the university's program.
Prior to coaching at UW-WC, Coach Hovorka was the girl's varsity basketball coach for three home school programs. He also coached the Air Force varsity women's team for Grand Forks AFB while he was on active duty. He is now retired after 27 years in the Air Force.
Some of Coach Hovorka's accomplishments were three consecutive years of over 20 wins, a number 15 ranking nationally for U-18 girl's homeschool basketball, and a number 5 ranking nationally for U-16 girl's homeschool basketball.
Coach Hovorka currently resides in West
Bend with his wife Lee, kids Elias, Abigail, Hannah, and Timothy.
His three older children, Jessica, James and Nathan live in
Wisconsin with their families. He is also the proud grandfather to
seven grandchildren: Jimmie, Ben, Sam, Gwen, Emily, Isabelle, and
Adilyn. Coach Hovorka is a member of the Wisconsin Basketball
Lee Hovorka joins the UW-WC coaching staff as the Assistant Coach on the Women’s basketball team. Lee is married to the team’s head coach, Jim Hovorka, and the two have coached together for many years in various sports and at all levels.
Lee has over 25 years of coaching experience in the areas of basketball, fast pitch softball, and volleyball on teams supported by homeschooling, community, and club organizations. She is proud of her contribution to the pioneering efforts of competitive girls’ athletics, especially within the Wisconsin homeschooling community.
Having played sports herself, Lee is very aware of the importance of team sports and she continues to serve as an advocate for women’s athletics. Coach Hovorka believes there are important life lessons gained through competition, saying, “Competition develops qualities in our character, such as perseverance and determination,” and adds, “These two character qualities have come in handy over 35 years of marriage and in raising and homeschooling our seven children.”