Tracy Wilhelmy Stevens aka Tracy Stevens is the Boston Celtics’ First Lady after all her husband is The Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens, who prior to the NBA was broadly known as the head coach at Butler University in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Before we get started on Mrs. Stevens’ story, allow us to tell you about her husband.
Boston Celtics Head Coach
Brad Stevens coached the Boston Celtics from 2013 to 2021; Stevens is currently the Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations, he is responsible for hiring current head coach Ime Udoka.
Here is the list of the Boston Celtics Head Coaches before Brad Stevens assumed the head coaching position:
- Doc Rivers coached the Celtics from 2004-to 2013
- John Carroll led the team for the 2004 season
- Jim O’Brien had the team from 2001-to 2004
- Rick Pitino from 1997 to 2001
- M.L. Carr 1995 to 1997
- Chris Ford 1990 to 1995
- Jimmy Rogers 1988 to 1990
- K.C. Jones 1983 to 1988
- Bill Fitch 1979 1983
- Dave Cowens 1978 to 1979
- Tom Sanders 1978
- Tom Heinsohn 1969 to 1978
- Bill Russell 1966 to 1969
- Red Auerbach 1950 to 1966
- Alvin Julian 1948 to 1950
- John Russell First Celtics head coach from 1946 to 1948.
Brad Stevens Age, Height, Weight & Education
Brad Stevens’ full name is Bradley Kent Stevens was born on October 22, 1976, in Zionville, Indiana. He attended Zionsville Community High School before heading to DePauw University from where he graduated in 1999, with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
- Height 1.85 m (6’1).
- Weight 178 lb (80 kg).
- DOB October 22, 1976.
- Hometown Zionsville, Indiana.
- Education Zionsville Community High School, DePauw University.
Brad Stevens Eli Lilly
Initially in the summer of 2000, while working for the Indiana-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, he was offered the opportunity to volunteer in the Butler Basketball office landed on his hands.
Eli Lilli indeed provided the economic support he and Tracy needed it, but it wasn’t something he saw himself doing for long. Even less something he felt passionate about.
Basketball was a whole another thing, there was one issue, though, what if it didn’t work out for him and they found themselves without an income?
The thought of letting it go passed thru his mind, but Tracy gave him that little push he desperately needed, she told him to go for it. To give him a little peace of mind, just in case things turned bad for him, Tracy went back to school and got her law degree, so that if they needed another income, she could find a job.
In the meantime, Tracy and Brad needed the money. She was working on that law degree, and he would be a volunteer. However, neither of them got the money.
Brad Stevens Applebees
A friend let them live in the basement; Brad found a job at Applebee’s; the job would pay the bills, and he could still have time to volunteer at Butler; little did they know that greater things were coming their way.
Coach Stevens was getting his training at Applebees started when all of a sudden Butler offered him a job. He would be the coordinator of basketball job under coach Thad Matta, the salary wasn’t much, but paid the bills, and more importantly, he would be doing something he loved.
Things turned even better the following season when coach Matta left, and new, head coach Todd Lickliter named Brad, his full-time assistant coach. Six years later and after Coach Lickliter had left, Brad Stevens was named Butler’s head coach; he had years of experience, yet he was the second-youngest coach in Division I basketball.
Several colleges became interested in Stevens, they offered him a multimillionaire deal, but he turned them down every time.
“First and foremost, I’m loyal to Butler,” Stevens said. When asked if he would ever leave Butler, Stevens replied: “I guess if they kicked me out.”
Butler didn’t kick him out but understood his decision to leave came when the Boston Celtics offered him a head coaching position. He signed a deal with Boston on July 3, 2013, and renewed his contract on June 1, 2016.
So as you can see Tracy has been by her man’s side all the way, even when they were just dating and she could get out of the relationship while living in a friend’s basement, even then she stood still and supported him in every decision.
Brad Stevens Celtics
Brad Stevens was named head coach for the Boston Celtics on July 3, 2013. Stevens and the Celtics then the seventh seed of the Eastern Conference advanced to the 2015 NBA Playoffs; he finished fourth in the voy9ing for the NBA’s Coach of the Year Award. He finished the season with a 40-42 record.
Brad Stevens led the Boston Celtics to their second NBA Playoffs in 2016, finishing the season with a record of 48-34. He was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month on April 16, 2015, and then again on February 28, 2016.
Brad Stevens agreed to a contract extension on June 1, 2016; he was named Eastern Conference Head Coach for the 2017 NBA All-Stat Game on February 3, 2017; that same season he led Boston to the 2017 NBA Playoffs, unfortunately, lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games and finished with a record of 53-29.
Brad Stevens finished the 2018 season with a record of 55–27, he was a runner-up for the NBA Coach of the Year Award. He was named president of basketball operations on June 2, 2021.
“I’m grateful to ownership and to Danny for trusting me with this opportunity,” Stevens said. “I’m excited to tackle this new role, starting with a wide ranging and comprehensive search for our next head coach. I love the Celtics, and know the great honor and responsibility that comes with this job. I will give it everything I have to help us be in position to consistently compete for championships.”
Brad Stevens Teams Coached
Brad Stevens’ coaching career started in 1999, initially as an administrative position as coordinator of basketball operations under Thad Matta Butler Bulldogs at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- In 2000, he was named assistant head coach to Todd Lickliter at Butler.
- In 2007, Brad Stevens was named head coach for the Butler Bulldogs at Butler.
- He signed a seven-year contract extension with Butler in April 2008.
- He agreed to an extension on April 8, 2010.
Brad Stevens Net Worth
As of May 2022 and according to the guys at Celebrity Net Worth, Brad Steve has a net worth estimated at $6 million.
Brad Stevens Contract and Salary
In 2013, when he joined the Boston Celtics, he signed a six-year, $22,000,000 million contract earning an annual salary of $3.6 million.
In June 2016, he agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Celtics and a five-year contract extension in August 2020.
Brad Stevens Wife
Tracy was born Teresa Jewe Wilhelmy on October 7, 1976. She is one of the children born to Albert and Joan Wilhelmy. Tracy graduated in 1995 from Rocky River High School, before she headed to DePauw where not only did she graduate in 1999, but also where she played soccer, met and started dating her now-husband.
Brad Stevens Marriage and Children
He asked her on a date (third date), she said, but the only thing he left out was that the date was to watch a high school basketball that implied a one and half hour drive. His friends told him it was crazy, but she loved it.
Tracy finished her final year of law school in 2000 at Case Western’s law school. Nowadays, in addition to working as a labor and employment lawyer, she also is Brad’s agent. Both of them are highly involved with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches Vs. Cancer. Her mom passed away in 2004 of cancer.
Tracy and Brad Stevens got married in Cuyahoga, Ohio on August 8, 2003. They reside in Boston, Massachusetts with their two adorable children; son Brady and daughter Kinsley.