Ginny Boggess enters her fifth season as an assistant coach at Marquette University in the 2018-19 campaign and is be the team's primary recruiting coordinator and focus on player development for perimeter players.
Boggess joined head coach Carolyn Kieger in May 2014 and has been instrumental in aiding a complete program turnaround, which recently saw the Golden Eagles earn back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths, a BIG EAST Tournament title in 2017 and the first-ever BIG EAST regular season title in 2018.
Boggess brings a wealth of experience to the Golden Eagles with over 10 years on the sidelines, including a stint at Columbia University where she was responsible for recruitment and had a focus on post player skill progression and development. Boggess also helped monitor student-athletes academic progress and was the strength and conditioning contact.
"I am thrilled to welcome Ginny to our staff," Kieger said upon her hire. "She has an amazing energy about her that will ignite this program and community. Her ability to recruit and develop players will be essential in helping build a championship program. Her passion for people and the game of basketball is contagious and will be a great asset as we move forward. "I am confident she will develop great relationships with the players and will get the most out of them every day. I couldn't be more excited that she is joining the Marquette Family and I know her future is very bright."
Prior to Columbia, Boggess spent five seasons as the assistant coach and co-recruiting coordinator at Jacksonville University. She focused on post player development and coordinated the 2010 and 2012 recruiting classes for the Dolphins. In 2010-11, the Dolphins broke the school record in rebounds for the fifth-straight season with 1,337 boards and finished third in the A-Sun in blocks with 125.
Boggess spent two seasons as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Hofstra University before heading south to Jacksonville. With the Pride, Boggess helped guide the squad to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament each season, including a school-best 26-8 overall record and a spot in the WNIT Quarterfinals in 2006-07.
A native of Hamlin, W. Va., 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 multiple program administrative duties and helped direct KSU's camp programs.
As a 2003 graduate of Wingate University, 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.