Lisa Boyer is the associate head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team since 2010. Prior to her time with the Gamecocks, Boyer was the head coach of the Bradley Braves women's basketball team from 1986 to 1996. As an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001 to 2002, Boyer was the first woman to coach in the National Basketball Association.[1] Boyer was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Lisa Boyer
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach
TeamSouth Carolina
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
BornOgdensburg, New York
Alma materIthaca Bombers
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1982Davidson (asst.)
1982–1983Converse
1983–1984East Carolina (asst.)
1984–1985Miami (asst.)
1985–1986Virginia Tech (asst.)
1986–1996Bradley
1996–1997Philadelphia Rage
1998–2002Cleveland Rockers (asst.)
2001–2002Cleveland Cavaliers (volunteer asst.)
2002–2008Temple (asst.)
2008–2010South Carolina (asst.)
2010–presentSouth Carolina (associate HC)
Head coaching record
Overall124–149 (.454) (NCAA)
34–50 (.405) (ABL)

Early life and educationEdit

Boyer was born in Ogdensburg, New York. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a master's degree.[2]

CareerEdit

Boyer started her coaching career as an assistant coach for the Davidson Wildcats women's basketball team from 1981 to 1982. After head coaching the Converse Valkyries for a season, Boyer was briefly an assistant coach for the East Carolina Pirates, Miami RedHawks, and Virginia Tech Hokies until the mid 1980s.[3] After leaving the Hokies in 1986, Boyer began a ten year position as the head coach of the Bradley Braves women's basketball team. She then moved on to the American Basketball League to head coach the Philadelphia Rage from 1996 to 1997.[4]

After the ABL, Boyer went to the Women's National Basketball Association and was the assistant coach of the Cleveland Rockers from 1998 to 2002. During her time with the Rockers, she became the first woman to hold a coaching position in the National Basketball Association.[3] In the NBA, she was an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001 to 2002.[5]

Boyer returned to the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2002 when she was named an assistant coach for the Temple Owls women's basketball team.[6] She remained with the Owls until 2008 when she switched to the South Carolina Gamecocks and resumed her assistant coach position.[7] Boyer was promoted to associate head coach of the Gamecocks in 2010.[3]

Awards and honorsEdit

Boyer was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lee, Michael (2014-08-05). "Becky Hammon named to Spurs staff, first woman assistant coach in major pro sports". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-01-30.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "TEMPLE NAMES LISA BOYER ASSISTANT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH". Temple University Athletics. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Lisa Boyer promoted to associate head coach". The State. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Local Angle: Boyer still blazing basketball trails". Watertown Daily Times. 25 March 2014. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ Shea, Dave (29 January 2015). "College basketball: Ogdensburg's Boyer works toward NCAA title with South Carolina". Watertown Daily News. Archived from the original on February 6, 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  6. ^ Favor, Sue (11 November 2008). "SEC preview: The South Carolina Gamecocks". Women's Hoops World. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  7. ^ Person, Joseph (11 May 2008). "Staley accepting the challenge". The State. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Lisa Boyer". Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 April 2018.