2009-10 Women's Basketball Coaches
|YEAR AT FGCU||1st season|
|ALMA MATER||Walsh '97|
Bob Boldon begins his first season as assistant coach on the Eagles staff with more than 10 years of coaching experience under his belt. Boldon, who played collegiately at Walsh University, came to the FGCU program following a one-year head coaching stint at Lambuth University.
At Lambuth, Boldon’s Lady Eagles won 29 games and finished as the NAIA national runner-up losing to Union 73-63 in the national title game. The 29 wins and the 29-6 record was the best in school history. The Lady Eagles won the A.I.I. Conference and won 19 of their last 21 games. Lambuth finished the regular season ranked # 3 in the nation and were a # 1 seed in the national tournament for the first time in school history.
Prior to coaching at Lambuth, Boldon spent two season at Arkansas-Monticello, where he compiled a 30-27 (.526) overall record (17-15 Gulf South Conference). Highlights of his tenure include the program making consecutive appearances in the GSC tournament and posting its first victory in the league championship event since 1998. In addition to his head coaching responsibilities, Boldon served as the school’s assistant athletic director for compliance during the 2005-06 year.
Prior to coaching at Monticello, Boldon was an assistant at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for two seasons, holding the title of associate head coach in his last year.
Before becoming part of the Islanders staff, Boldon was an assistant at Gannon University in Erie, Pa, for the 2001-02 season. Prior to his stint at Gannon, Boldon served as an assistant under Coach Smesko at IPFW for two seasons (1999-2000 through 2000-01) where he helped the Mastodons make a 19-game improvement.
Boldon graduated from Walsh University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He earned a master’s in liberal studies from Indiana in 2003.
While at Walsh, he twice received All-American honors as a point guard and helped the Cavaliers advance to the semifinal round of the NAIA Tournament. He left the school ranked first all-time in assists (775), fourth in scoring (1,694) and held the program’s record for assists in a season (222) and in a game (17).
After graduation, Boldon began his coaching career with the women’s basketball squad at Walsh. In 1998, his only season as an assistant, Walsh won the school’s first-ever national championship. Boldon then moved on to Wilmington College (Ohio), where he helped lead the Quakers to the HCAC regular-season championship. He was recently inducted into the Louisville High School Hall of Fame.
Boldon and his wife, Diana, have three sons, Tyler, and twin boys, Luke and Zach.
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