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A-State Women’s Baskteball HEAD COACH BRIAN BOYER

After 13 seasons at the helm of the Arkansas State women’s basketball program, head coach Brian Boyer has not only established himself as the winningest coach in ASU women’s basketball history, but as the winningest basketball coach to ever pace the sideline at Arkansas State. When Boyer led the Red Wolves to a 54-51 victory over UALR in the 2010-11 regular season finale, he passed former women’s head coach Jerry Ann Winters with 197 victories, moving to the top of the list of all coaches in the history of ASU men’s or women’s basketball. Since then, Boyer’s career victory total has risen to 211, including 111 Sun Belt Conference victories. His SBC win total ranks fourth all-time, a ranking that includes all women’s and men’s head coaches, and ranks second among active coaches. During the 2011-12 season, he became the only ASU basketball coach to ever reach the 200-victory mark, and produced another All-SBC player in sophomore Jane Morrill, the 21st player to earn the honor under Boyer. During the season, Arkansas State picked up notable victories over Southern Cal, WNIT participant Toledo and NCAA


Tournament participant UT-Martin. The Red Wolves finished the 2010-11 season strong, winning seven of their last nine games to advance to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and close out the year at 18-14, with a 9-7 slate in league play. The Red Wolves also saw two players earn post-season accolades, with senior Shay Scott earning third-team All-SBC honors and junior guard NeNe Hurst landing a spot on the All-Sun Belt Conference Tournament team. Throughout the season, the Red Wolves relied on defense on way to their 18 victories. Arkansas State finished the season at No. 4 in the nation in three-point field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to just 26 percent shooting from outside the arc. The Red Wolves were also 28th nationally with a plus-3.94 turnover margin and their 10.3 steals per game ranked 46th in the nation. Arkansas State held its opponents to just 57.4 points-pergame on the season to finish 54th nationally in total defense. Under Boyer's guidance, Arkansas State has reached the Women's National Invitation Tournament four times. He led the Red Wolves to the 2003-04 Sun Belt East Division Championship, the program has produced 21 All-Sun Belt Conference players with Boyer at the helm, and Boyer was named Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year following the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. The 2009-10 Red Wolves finished the year at 13-18 under Boyer, with a 7-11 mark in Sun Belt Conference action. Although Arkansas State did finish under .500 on the year and below the lofty standards that Boyer has maintained during his tenure, the Red Wolves did advance to the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament before falling late to the eventual tournament champions. The Red Wolves posted an 80-79 overtime victory on the road against Big XII power Kansas State, and that overtime win, coupled with three other extra-period victories during the season, boosted Boyer's overtime record to an


2012-13 Arkansas State Women's Basketball Reference Guide  
2012-13 Arkansas State Women's Basketball Reference Guide  

2012-13 Arkansas State Women's Basketball Reference Guide