THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008
Ginny Boggess named assistant women’s basketball coach
Jacksonville University head coach Jill Dunn put the finishing touches on her coaching staff with the hiring of Ginny Boggess as her assistant women’s basketball coach.

Boggess comes to JU after two seasons as an assistant coach at Hofstra. She assisted in all aspects of the program, working with the Pride guards and serving as the recruiting coordinator. She replaces Andrea Williams, who accepted a similar position at USF on Aug. 11 after helping the Dolphins to their most successful season in program history.

With the Pride, Boggess helped lead the squad to the Colonia Athletic Association tournament each season, including a school-best 26-8 overall record and a spot in the WNIT Quarterfinals in 2006-07. Under her guidance, senior guard Cigi McCollin (second team) and freshman guard Sam Brigham (rookie team) earned conference honors that season.

“Ginny is an excellent addition to our staff,” said Dunn. “I am excited to be getting someone of her caliber. She has tremendous work ethic and an outgoing personality that will be an automatic fit with our student-athletes and administration. We are extremely fortunate to add her to the JU family.”

Boggess joined the Hofstra staff after spending two years as an assistant coach and one year as a graduate assistant at Kennesaw State. During her time with the Owls, she worked with perimeter players, while organizing practice planning, scouting, film breakdown, equipment, budgeting and booster club fundraising. She also assisted in all areas of recruiting and served as individual summer camp director and as assistant director of KSU’s team camp.

“Ginny is familiar with our conference and has many recruiting ties in the Southeast,” said Dunn. “Her two years at Hofstra will now give us the opportunity to move into the northeastern states and help increase our recruiting base. Ginny will be extremely involved with our recruiting, working with the post players, scouting opponents, making travel arrangements for the team and assisting with fundraising."

Boggess also served as the shooting instructor and the assistant camp director of the Sports City U Basketball Academy in Teals Valley, W.Va. from 1999 through 2005 where she worked with former NBA shooting instructor Jim Clayton. In 2003 Boggess was head coach of the AAU 15-under Piedmont Pride in Piedmont, N.C.

As a student-athlete, Boggess was a four-year starter at Wingate where she averaged 10 points, five rebounds and slightly five assists per game in her career. She was named to the South Atlantic Conference all-rookie team as a freshman and helped lead Wingate to the NCAA Division II Tournament as a sophomore in 2001. She was also named to the conference honor roll in each of her four seasons before receiving her bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism in 2003.