Columbia women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Glance has announced the addition of Ginny Boggess to her staff as an assistant coach. Boggess brings 11 years of collegiate coaching and four years of playing experience to her new position.
"We are very happy to welcome Ginny to our staff," said coach Glance. "She brings experience, knowledge, passion, a love for people and a love for the game of basketball. She will be a great asset in all areas of our program. Her desire to help build a championship program at Columbia is quite evident and her enthusiasm is contagious."
Boggess makes her way to Morningside Heights after spending the past five seasons as an assistant at Jacksonville University. She was in charge of a number of facets of the Dolphins’ program, including skill development for post players, opponent scouting and game planning and scheduling of non-conference games. In 2010, Boggess was appointed the summer camp director and recruiting coordinator. Off the court, she served as the liaison for academics and class scheduling, as well as the admission and registration of incoming student-athletes.
Prior to her time in Jacksonville, Boggess spent two seasons as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Hofstra University. In addition to overseeing all recruiting initiatives, she spent time analyzing significant game film to prepare scouting reports and defensive schemes. In 2008, the Pride posted a school-best 26-8 mark and reached the WNIT Elite 8.
Boggess began her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kennesaw State. After one year as a GA, she was promoted to an assistant coach, working primarily with perimeter players. She also was responsible for organizing practices, scouting, film breakdown, equipment, budgeting and booster club fundraising. In addition, she assisted with both the individual and team camps held at KSU.
Boggess supplemented her coaching experience as a shooting instructor and assistant camp director of the Sports City U Basketball Academy in Teals Valley, W.Va. from 1999-2005, as well as serving as the head coach of the AAU 15-under Piedmont Pride in Piedmont, N.C.
A 2003 graduate of Wingate, Boggess was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, averaging 10 points and five rebounds during her career. She earned South Atlantic Conference awards, both on and off the court. Boggess was selected to the all-rookie team as a freshman and earned a spot on the conference’s academic honor roll all four years. During her sophomore campaign, Wingate received a bid to the 2001 NCAA Division II Tournament.
A columnist for the student newspaper, a feature reporter for WUTV and the host of the Bulldogs Sports Television, Boggess received a degree in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism.