Kelly Schumacher-Raimon
College- University of Connecticut

Kelly Schumacher-Raimon was named as Team Development Coach & Advanced Scout for the Chicago Sky on January 23, 2017. An accomplished former WNBA and collegiate champion, she will be joining the Sky after a successful run as a professional basketball and volleyball player.

After completion of her WNBA career in 2010, Schumacher-Raimon transitioned to a successful career in beach volleyball, qualifying on the AVP Tour during her first summer of participation. Schumacher-Raimon played for the National Team and won a bronze medal in Rosarito, Mexico 2011. Schumacher-Raimon also represented Team USA at the FIVB (Federation International Volleyball Beach) tournament (equivalent to FIBA Euroleague for beach volleyball) in Moscow, Russia August 2013. Schumacher-Raimon returned to professional basketball in October, 2013, after four years of beach volleyball when she joined top Euroleague and Spanish league club Rivas-Ecopolis in Spain.

After being selected 14th overall in the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever, Schumacher-Raimon’s WNBA Career included stops at four WNBA teams, Indiana Fever 2001-2005, New York Liberty 2006, Phoenix Mercury 2007, and Detroit Shock 2008. Schumacher-Raimon was a WNBA Champion with the Mercury in 2007 and the Shock in 2008. Schumacher-Raimon is also a winner of the WNBA Community Assist Award in 2001 for her work done in the community.

Schumacher-Raimon has also played professional basketball throughout Europe and Asia including stops in Israel, Greece, Spain, Russia, China, Turkey and Korea. Schumacher-Raimon was a Spanish Female Basketball League Queen’s Cup Champion in 2005 and also won a Spanish Female Basketball League Championship as a member of Perfumerias Avenida de Salamanca, being named MVP of the Spanish Female Basketball league Finals in 2006.

A four-year women’s basketball letter winner at the University of Connecticut, Schumacher-Raimon was a key member of their 2000 national championship team. She set an NCAA Final Four record with a career high of nine blocked shots during the U-Conn’s championship game. After her junior season she competed with USA Basketball as a member of the gold medal-winning Jones Cup Team. Schumacher-Raimon is ranked third all time in career blocked shots, and recorded 717 points during her time as a center for the Husky.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in Quyon, Canada, Schumacher-Raimon earned a bachelors degree in Communications Science from the University of Connecticut in 2001.