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Women’s head coach Ginny Boggess accepts coaching position at Toledo

After three successful seasons as Monmouth’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Ginny Boggess has accepted the head coach position at the University of Toledo, Monmouth announced on Tuesday, Apr. 9.
Boggess made her time count at Monmouth, leading the Hawks to incredible success over the past three seasons and an incredible turnaround of the program.
Before Boggess began her coaching career, she attended Wingate University, where she averaged ten points and five rebounds.

After graduating in 2003, she started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kennesaw State, where she then became an assistant coach. From 2006-2008 she kept that same position but at Hofstra University. From there, she spent five seasons at Jacksonville University as an assistant coach and co-recruiting coordinator. Boggess then found herself on the East Coast for a season, 2013-14, at Columbia University serving as an assistant coach. Prior to her time at Penn State, Boggess was an assistant coach at Marquette, where they advanced to the NCAA round of 32 in her last two seasons with the Golden Eagles. Boggess spent two seasons at Penn State before arriving in West Long Branch.

Boggess accepted the Hawks’ head coach position back in Apr. 2021 and made an immediate impact. She led the Hawks to the largest turnaround in program history from one year to the next with an overall record of 14-16 and 9-11 in MAAC play after the Hawks had a two-win campaign the year prior to Boggess’ arrival.

In just her first year as Head Coach, the Hawks held their best team shooting percentage, while making the most 3-pointers and assists since the 2017-18 season. Boggess not only led the Hawks to success on the offensive side of the court but on the defensive side of things. Also, the Hawks ranked 52nd nationally in 3-point field goal defense under her leadership.

The Hawks only went up from there and ended the 2022-23 season defeating the top three teams in the league over the course of three consecutive days to win the CAA title in just their first year in the conference. This gave Monmouth the opportunity to travel to Bloomington, Indiana, for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1983.

This season, Boggess led the Hawks to a 22-10 overall record and 14-4 in conference play, securing the No. 2 seed in their conference. This was the best regular–season finish for a Monmouth team since 2011. They also claimed the third-longest streak in the nation when they reached 13 straight road victories to set a program record.

According to the Monmouth Athletics Website, Monmouth Director of Athletics, Jennifer Sansevero, said, “We are so proud of Ginny and want to congratulate her on this next opportunity…Ginny had a significant positive impact on Monmouth University, our women’s basketball program and our student-athletes. We are thankful for the job she did in elevating our program. She established a championship culture for Monmouth Women’s Basketball on and off the court.”

As the ninth Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Boggess has led this Monmouth team to incredible success and set them up for a bright future.