MANCHESTER, N.H. – After building Johnson & Wales University into one of the top programs in the region over the last five seasons, Keene State College alumnus Corey Boilard '00 has been named the seventh head women's basketball coach in Saint Anselm College history.
Boilard, a New Hampshire native, took over the Johnson & Wales program in 2012-13 and guided the Wildcats to an overall record of 84-52 over his five seasons, including a 43-17 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). During his last three seasons, Boilard's teams went 62-22 (.738) overall and 31-7 (.816) in the GNAC and twice set program records for wins in a season. During his time at Johnson & Wales, the team made two NCAA Tournament appearances.
In 2015-16, Boilard was named the GNAC Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to a 24-4 record that set the program record for wins and earned the team an NCAA Tournament berth after winning the GNAC Tournament. The year before, Johnson & Wales earned its first-ever bid to the national tournament with a 19-10 overall record. Boilard's teams also excelled in the classroom, posting a team GPA of at least 3.2 in each of his five seasons.
Prior to his time in Providence, Boilard spent two seasons (2010-12) as an assistant at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), assisting the Engineers to reach the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinals in both seasons. Among his previous stops before WPI, Boilard was an assistant coach at Plymouth State University and the head coach at Bow High School.
In his playing days, Boilard was a two-year letterwinner at Keene State College, where he was a member of the 1998 Little East Conference regular season championship team, as well as two teams that played in the ECAC Tournament. Boilard graduated from Keene State with a bachelor's of science in physical education with a specialization in health fitness and promotion.
(Release Courtesy Saint Anselm College)