University of New Hampshire 10th-year women’s head basketball coach Maureen Magarity finalized her coaching staff by promoting assistant coach Kelsey Hogan ’14 to associate head coach and adding former Wildcat guard Peyton Booth ’18 in the role of assistant coach.
“Kelsey is so very deserving of her new title as associate head coach,” Magarity said. “She has played an instrumental role in every aspect of the program since the day she stepped foot on campus at UNH as a student-athlete. She will continue to help our program reach our goals in her new position.”
Hogan, who spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach under Magarity, was a three-time co-captain and was an All-America East First-Team selection her senior year. Hogan ended her UNH playing career with the 12th most points in program history (1,181) and fourth most assists (375).
“It is both an honor and privilege to be a part of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball program,” said Hogan. “UNH is a very special place that means so much to me, and I look forward to continuing my work with this program and University as we continue to build toward our goals.”
Booth spent the 2018-19 season at the University of Akron as a graduate assistant while pursuing her masters in Sports Administration. In her Wildcat playing career, the two-time captain helped UNH win the 2017 America East regular-season championship, a season which she posted a .444 3-point percentage and a .379 field goal percentage, starting 10 of her 30 appearances.
“We are thrilled to welcome Peyton back to UNH,” Magarity said. “As a two-time captain, we are excited to add her leadership, passion and knowledge of the game. She is a rising star and will be a terrific addition to the program.”
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to return to my alma mater and work for the coaches that I played for,” said Booth. “I would like to thank Coach Magarity and Marty Scarano for giving me this opportunity to work at a program that is very close to my heart. I’m looking forward to helping our student-athletes become stronger basketball players and aiding in their growth as great young ladies.”