Niele Ivey

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Facts of Niele Ivey

Birth Name
Niele Ivey
Married to
Javin Hunter


Career & Net worth

Former WNBA player


Married to
Javin Hunter

Niele Ivey is a retired Women's National Basketball Association player who played for the Indiana Fever, Detroit Shock, and Phoenix Mercury. She played college ball at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, serves as the head coach for the University of Notre Dame.

A native of Louis, Missouri, Ivey was born on September 24, 1977, under the star sign of Libra. Before moving to the NBA, she was an assistant coach for the University of Notre Dame. She is the recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award that honors shorter-than-average players who excelled on the court despite their size.

Net Worth and Salary

Niele Ivey accumulated the majority of her wealth from her WNBA career. She was first drafted by the Indiana Fever in 2001 for an estimated salary of $100,000 annually. During her four-season in Fever, she earned a total of roughly $600,000, including bonuses and various incentives.

Niele Ivey, assistant coach for Memphis Grizzlies SOURCE: Instagram @NieleIvey

In 2005, Ivey was traded to now-defunct Detroit Shock of the WNBA. She signed with the Detroit Shock on a base salary of $113,500. However, she was ultimately signed to Phoenix Mercury the same year on a salary of $107,000 annually, the same as past players like Camille Little, Stephanie Talbot, and Dewanna Bonner

Now she is no longer active in the WNBA and instead works as a coach for a basketball team. Despite so much of her earnings in her WNBA career, her net worth remains private.

Serving as the current head coach for the University of Notre Dame, Ivey earns no less then the six-digit figure per annum. The average pay for a women's basketball coach in this season's survey is $750,000.

Relationship Status: Married

The forty-three years old Niele Ivey is a married woman. She is married to Javin Hunter, a former American football wide receiver from the San Francisco 49ers. Both of them attended the University of Notre Dame.

Ivey and her son Jaden SOURCE: Instagram @NieleIvey

Together they have a son who was born on February 13, 2002. Their son's name is Jaden Edward Dhananjay, who has signed to play for Purdue. Javin Hunter also has a son from his previous marriage.

Personal Life and Family

Niele Ivey, whose full name is Niele Deirdre Jamillah Viveca Ivey, was born on September 24, 1977, in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was the only daughter of Thomas Ivey and Theresa Ivey and was the youngest of five children. Ivey played many sports while growing up and learned from her older brothers to play the game.

Ivey attended Cor Jesu Academy in her hometown and then went to the University of Notre Dame, where she played basketball. She became attentive to her high school coaches for her potential high-range shoots. As a junior, Ivey helped her team to a 31-0 record and a Class 4A State Championship, the first in school history.

College Years

Ivey grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and was a big fan of him. When it was time for her to go to college, she decided to go to the University of Notre Dame, where Michael Jordan was also attending. There she played basketball and attracted the attention of coach Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame. 

McGraw tried to recruit Ivey but was prohibited by NCAA rules. It convinced Ivey that at least somebody was interested in her.

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