Brittany Kolenbrander begins her first season with the Lady Warriors basketball program.
Kolenbrander, a native of Rockford, MI, comes to Jessup after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, CA. She is no stranger to NAIA basketball as she starred at Trinity Christian College in Palso Heights, IL. In her junior year at TCC, Kolenbrander led her team to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship and berth in the 2007 NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City, IA. Upon graduation in May 2008, she participated with the women's basketball team on a sports mission trip through SCORE International to the Dominican Republic. Brittany has been a counselor at several high school and college summer camps.
"I have a deep passion for the game of basketball and thank God for the many opportunities I have been given," stated Kolenbrander. "It's a privilege to join Coach Boggs staff and have the opportunity to work with the student athletes at Jessup."
Guin Boggs is in his 2nd year as the head women's basketball coach for the Lady Warriors. In his first season, he guided the Lady Warriors to their best conference finish in school history with a 7-5 record and third place finish. The Lady Warriors set twelve new school records such as three-pointers made, attempts and percentage, free throws shooting percentage, defensive rebounds, assists, steals and total points in a season.
A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Boggs is an accomplished and well known basketball coach in Northern California. He has high school, community college, and four year college basketball coaching experience. His most recent coaching position was at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, California and Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California where he was also a physical education teacher.
In 1991, Coach Boggs founded Triple Threat Basketball Camps. He still owns and directs the camps which focus on developing the complete basketball player. It is a high intensity camp which draws hundreds of individual players and teams.
In his coaching career, Guin Boggs has had notable success - even in the most difficult circumstances. Notably in 1989, when the gymnasium at the school at which he was coaching suffered damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake - resulting in its permanent closure. For the next two years the Washington High School varsity boys' basketball team had no home court. They practiced outdoors and in borrowed church gyms. Their "home" games were always at other schools. However, after energizing his players for two years and letting them know that nothing can get in the way of success when they work together, Coach Boggs took the 1990-1991 boys' basketball team on to secure their league championship, their section championship, the Nor Cal Championship, and ultimately on to play in the final game in their division for the State Championship. Their motto that year was, "No gym, but we win!"
Amongst his many awards, Guin Boggs was recently awarded the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award by the California Coaches Association for his tremendous success in basketball and his impact on the lives of his players and peers.
Coach Boggs' energy and enthusiasm has been his moniker. His desire to develop players to the best of their ability and to encourage character development has been the motivation for investing his life in the young people with whom he works.
Guin Boggs and his wife, Sue, have been married for 40 years. They have one daughter, Amy Dunn who is married to Mark Dunn. The Boggs have two grandchildren, Mitch and Lyndsey Dunn. Guin and Sue live in Rocklin and attend Bridgeway Church in Rocklin. They love Rocklin and Placer County and feel blessed to live and work here!
Bryan Pistole begins his first season with the Lady Warriors basketball program.
Pistole, a native of Sierra Madre, CA, was a three-year varsity standout player at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, CA. He would go on to play one year at San Jose Christian College (now WJU), before graduating from Azusa Pacific. He spent three-years as an assistant varsity coach at Maranatha and one year as the freshman coach at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, CO.
Pistole's wife, Jessica, is the head softball coach at Jessup. They have two daughters named Glory Belle and Wynn Harper.
Pistole said, "I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to coach at the college level and be an understudy to Coach Boggs. I think we have the pieces in place to put together an exceptional program. I look forward to helping the student-athletes become all that God has planned for them."