Jeff Walz's sister was the first to star

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One of the brightest stars Jeff Walz has ever coached is his sister, Jaime, who was the national high school player of the year in 1995-96.

Jeff Walz has led his Louisville women’s basketball team to the national championship game on Tuesday against Connecticut, but he’s not the only member of his family to grab headlines in the Bluegrass State and beyond. Walz’s younger sister, Jaime Richey, was the Gatorade girls’ basketball national player of the year in 1995-96 after scoring 4,948 career points for Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.). She then went on to star at Western Kentucky and helped lead the Hilltoppers to three NCAA tournament appearances. One of Walz's first coaching jobs was for Jaime's AAU team. Richey is currently the girls’ basketball coach at Highlands and is in New Orleans cheering her brother on.

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