Jenna Bandy is an American-born social media personality, Instagram socialite, and YouTuber, who is known widely for being a basketball player and coach – she is currently coaching Calabasas High School’s girls’ basketball team.
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Jenna Bandy was born under the Libra zodiac sign on 29 September 1992, in Thousand Oaks, California, which makes her 29 years old as of 2021. Her parents are John Bandy, a businessman and skilled basketball player, and Sheryl Bandy, a housewife, who is of Ashkenazic and German roots. She was born with her twin brother, Jace Bandy – they was brought up alongside their elder brother and sister, named Jett and Gia Bandy respectively.
While attending her elementary school, Bandy developed a great interest in basketball. She attended Thousand Oaks High School where she joined the school’s basketball team and during her four years of study, she was chosen twice for All-Conference and All-County, in which she played skillfully and was selected as the school’s Best Offensive Player as well as the Most Valuable Player, averaging seven rebounds and 12 points. In 2011, she matriculated to the University of California, which was recommended by friends and family, and was physically active being a member of the school’s baseball team.
She later on transferred to Monterey Bay’s California State University, where she also joined the basketball team. Jenna suffered a knee injury after playing for three years, and was forced to stay on the bench for the entire season – she later on played 25 matches in her fourth year, before she graduated with a media and communication studies degree in 2015.
Interests and Hobbies
Being an avid supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, Jenna has participated in various protests held in several US states.
She is a fitness fanatic who is mostly seen at her local gym, where she spends most of her spare time, and in addition to observing a strict healthy diet, she frequently meditates, doing yoga frequently.
The Californian actress is an animal lover, and visited local animal shelters as a teenager; she volunteered there frequently – her favorite ‘animals’ are dolphins.
She enjoys late-night movies and comedies such as “Friends” TV show, and her favorite actresses and actors are Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp; her favorite films are “Notting Hill” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Bandy likes taking photos, which she posts on her social networks from time to time.
California State University Career
As a freshman, Jenna participated in more than 20 games in 2011, and was victorious when she played against her first schoolmate with a 3-pointer and she subsequently played a season-high against Hawaii Pacific for 18 minutes and was the winner.
She later on (20 November) scored a seven-point season-high during her game with Montana State-Billings, in which she handed out assists twice. She is also credited for her four rebound season-bests on 29 January in the win over San Bernardino Cal State.
During her second year (2011-2012), her fame skyrocketed, and she took part in almost all the games that the school played. She recorded her debut double-digit match on 28 January. She subsequently won, with a career-high nine rebounds, in the 20 January tournament with Cal State Stanislaus. She took part in the Otter CCAA Championship tournament, playing for more than 20 minutes (seven games) on 3 March. After she sustained a knee injury in 2012, she made a comeback and competed against several teams, including the Dixie State team (9 November 2013) and Humboldt State (3 January 2014).
Jenna caught the public’s attention when she played against Deja Mattox in one of Basketball Beauties tournaments. Deja is an American basketballer who gained massive popularity for playing a star guard position in Indiana State University’s team. She has ventured into films and modelling, and was seen in 2017’s made-for-TV movie “The New Edition Tale.” Mattox’s prowess saw her becoming Maconaquah High School’s all-time best scorer and in 2016, she moved to Lithuania, where she started playing professional basketball.
Bandy works part-time as Agoura High School’s JV girls’ basketball coach. She also worked as ESPN director and production team’s assistant in 2015. Bandy was previously the Daycare gym’s assistant and supervisor.
She was also Conejo Valley’s head basketball coach. Jenna holds a Guinness World Record together with her squad – they’ve broken at least six records as of now. She was assigned a head coaching role at Calabasas High School’s girls’ basketball staff, and she subsequently formed the All-League Basketball Beauties club in 2017.
She is active on YouTube, and has a channel on which she invites socialites and outsiders to contribute to her basketball-related posts. She has featured several celebrity YouTubers, including renowned basketball superstar Steph Curry, RiceGum, Chris Staples, Marcelas Howard, Josh Horton, and even several police officers in her challenge videos.
Bandy is popular as @JennaBandy21 on Instagram, on which she has a very high following.
She has a verified Twitter account and a Facebook account, which she uses to reach out to her fans. She is also very active on TikTok, and likes posting basketball-related content.
When it comes to her romantic life, Jenna has remained very secretive and has neither featured any man on her socials nor introduced anyone as her boyfriend. As a result, rumors that she might be lesbian started spreading online, and some of her fans claimed to have spotted her being overly close to one of her female friends with whom she had attended a party. On the other hand, some claim that she has been dating her university boyfriend for close to six years now, citing that they are often seen together at celebrity events.
She hasn’t confirmed any of these allegations, and as of 2021, she is seemingly single, focussing solely on her multi-faceted career, without a child or a husband.
Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Jenna is of white ethnicity and appears physically fit, with a height of 5ft 8ins (1.72m) and weighing approximately 145lbs (66kg), with vital statistics of 34-26-36. She has long blonde hair and hazel eyes with a fair complexion.
Jenna’s primary income-generating pursuit is her basketball coaching career. As of late-2021, her net worth is estimated at close to $2 million by reliable sources.