MANCHESTER, N.H. – After building Johnson & Wales University into one of the top programs in the region over the last five seasons, Corey Boilard has been named the seventh head women's basketball coach in Saint Anselm College history.
"We are excited to welcome Corey to the Hilltop and know he will be an outstanding addition to the Hawks Athletics family," said Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery. "Coach Boilard is a grinder, a relentless recruiter with an unmatched work ethic. His recent track record of competitive success speaks for itself. Undoubtedly, he will help the Hawks soar higher in the years ahead."
"I am extremely honored and excited to join the Saint Anselm community and am grateful for the opportunity to lead the women's basketball program," Boilard said. "My family and I feel blessed to be a part of the College where academics and athletic excellence are the expectation. I am humbled to work alongside such an elite group of coaches, faculty members and staff and I look forward to meeting with the student-athletes. I'd like to thank President DiSalvo, Daron Montgomery and the entire search committee for their support during this process."
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.
Boilard and his wife, Cassandra, have a one-year-old daughter Carleigh.