Jean Lilly begins her 16th season as the assistant coach for the Creighton women’s tennis team.
As a player, Jean (Fougeron) was a member of the tennis team from 1992 to 1996 and compiled 82 career victories. She also holds the top record at the No. 1 doubles position for winning percentage. Lilly played at the No. 1 doubles position all four years and with the help of three different partners, defeated several of the nation’s top teams. She was voted team captain for three years. Her 82 career victories at Creighton place her 15th on the Bluejays’ all-time career wins list.
Other honors include Academic Scholar-Athlete status in 1995 and 1996, a three-time academic all-conference winner and the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Academic Excellence Award for a cumulative grade point average over 3.80.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in May 1996 and went on to earn a master’s degree in mathematics. She presently teaches in the math department at Creighton.
She is married to former Bluejay tennis player and present head coach of the Bluejays Tom Lilly. They teach tennis at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha over the summer months. The couple has a 12-year-old son, TJ, and an eight-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn Elise.