O’Boyle inks two-year extension at VCU

VCU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Beth O’Boyle has signed a two-year contract extension, Vice President and Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin announced.
The extension adds two years to O’Boyle’s existing contract and runs through the 2025-26 season. O’Boyle enters her eighth season at the helm of the program after leading VCU to its first Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship and the program’s second NCAA Tournament appearance last season.
“It’s been an honor to represent VCU and lead our women’s basketball program.  I am grateful for the university’s commitment to me and our program and I would like to thank Dr. Michael Rao and Ed McLaughlin for their continued support. I’m extremely proud of our student-athletes’ success and growth both on and off the court and I’m excited to continue building this program’s legacy in the years to come,” O’Boyle said.
O’Boyle, who is the second-winningest coach in school history, has compiled a 122-94 record at VCU with a 65-46 mark in Atlantic 10 play. She steered VCU to winning the program’s first conference championship in 2018-19 as the Rams were Atlantic 10 Regular Season Co-Champions. VCU has made three postseason appearances in her seven seasons while also reaching three consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship games. 
“We like to reward success at VCU and Beth earned this extension by guiding our program to a historic season. Winning the Atlantic 10 Championship and reaching the NCAA Tournament came as a result of her building our program the correct way for sustainable success. Her leadership focuses on developing our student-athletes into the best versions of themselves so they excel in the classroom, on the court and in life after they graduate from VCU. We want to make sure we have her leading our women’s basketball program for years to come,” McLaughlin said.
Prior to VCU, O’Boyle served as the head coach at Stony Brook for three seasons where she posted one of the nation’s largest turnarounds and led the Seawolves to 24-9 record in her final season in 2013-14. She has an overall record of 215-177 as a head coach spanning 13 years.

VCU will open its season tomorrow night against Middle Tennessee at 6 p.m. at the Siegel Center. At approximately 5:41 p.m. the team will hold an A-10 Championship ring ceremony and banner unveiling.


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