Cream Of The Crop?
Any Women’s basketball head coach must include the name Lisa Boyer. She is the associate head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the team which won the NCAA Women’s Tournament this year.
Boyer has a venerable career, beginning in coaching in 1981. Since that time, she has held positions with twelve separate colleges, as well as a volunteer assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2001. She has been the head coach twice, and has served as the associate head coach at South Carolina since 2010. If you want experience, you want Lisa Boyer.
And on top of everything else, Boyer heads South Carolina’s recruiting, and she has a solid understanding of basketball analytics.
Success Finds Boyer
Wherever Boyer appears, the team finds success. She helped Temple find the NCAA tournament. More recently, she has helped the Gamecocks to five straight seasons of 25 plus wins. In an interview on Gamecocksonline.com, her head coach Dawn Staley had this to say:
"“Having Lisa on our staff says a lot because she could be a head coach in her own right,” Staley said. “I strive for perfection. If you don’t have the knowledge to accomplish perfection, then you get somebody who has that knowledge to pass it along to you. When I started in coaching, Lisa was that person for me. I wore her down because I knew I needed her. I trust her with my life, and I knew I could trust her with my career, not just as a coach, but as an administrator, a manager and overall as a person.” – Dawn Staley"
And so, the message from Staley is clear. Boyer is ready for a head coaching position.