Davis & Elkins Director of Athletics Patrick Snively named Roy “Bogie” Boggess as the next head coach of the Davis & Elkins women’s basketball team.
Boggess arrived in Elkins in January as the assistant athletics director for compliance and operations after serving as director of basketball operations and academic interventionist at Colleton Prep Academy in Walterboro, South Carolina.
“I am very excited to see the brand of basketball Coach Bogie brings to D&E,” Snively said. “He has an extensive recruiting base and has had a great deal of success coaching at all levels. His energy and excitement when talking basketball is contagious and I know this will translate to energy and excitement on the court.”
Boggess brings an extensive and highly decorated coaching and administrative background to Davis & Elkins and will continue to serve administratively as assistant athletics director for operations. He is D&E’s 10th women’s basketball coach.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be selected as the head women’s basketball coach at Davis and Elkins College,” Boggess said. “Thank you, President Chris Wood, Rosemary Thomas and Pat Snively for believing in me and entrusting me with this incredible opportunity. I look forward to continuing conversations with the current and incoming student-athletes regarding their wants and needs, and instilling in them my vision of faith, family, toughness, accountability, and the pursuit of excellence in sport and in life. Last, but certainly not least, I want to say thank you to my friends and family for your unconditional love and support. ‘Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails’ – Proverbs 19:21.”
At Colleton Prep, Boggess organized and developed practice plans, developed game strategies, and conducted skill development sessions for all of the boy’s and girl’s basketball programs. He also held the position of academic interventionist for which he was tasked with facilitating NCAA Eligibility Certification, as well as, monitoring the progress of all students who exhibited behavioral and academic deficiencies then creating and implementing an academic plan for success.
Prior to working at Colleton Prep, Boggess had brief stops at fellow Mountain East Conference member school, Alderson Broaddus University, and Trinity Christian. As head basketball coach at Alderson Broaddus University, Boggess coached the Battlers for two seasons and produced the freshman female athlete of the year and GMAC All-Conference selection before being offered the director of athletics job at Trinity. While at Trinity, Boggess oversaw operations of 13 different high school sports and nine middle school sports and was instrumental in implementing and executing new game day operations, strategies, and protocols during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a little over 15 years, Boggess has enjoyed much success as the owner/operator of the Coach Bogie Skills Academy (CBSA) and WV RUCKUS travel basketball team. Coach Bogie Skills Academy is a year-round basketball training organization that helps players reach their full potential in sport and in life. Through CBSA and WV RUCKUS, Boggess has amassed over 500 wins, produced multiple 1,000-point scorers, All-State selections, and helped numerous student athletes reach their dreams of playing collegiate basketball at every level. His 2021 12U team that includes his son, Swisher, finished top 5 nationally (22-6 record) on the Big Shots and Teammate Basketball Circuits and reached the Final Four in the Big Shots Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Boggess started his collegiate coaching career in 2010 working as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Garrett College. He would quickly rise in the coaching ranks and would be promoted to associate head coach/recreation center manager in the fall 2011 before accepting the position of head women’s basketball coach/coordinator of academic services in December of 2012. In just five seasons, Coach Bogie helped guide the Lady Lakers to becoming one of the top JUCO teams in the nation. Under Coach Bogie, the Lady Lakers were 71-39 (43-11 at home) and produced multiple All-MD JUCO and All-Region players, as well as an NJCAA All-American and Academic All-American. Boggess not only motivated his players to achieve success on the court but academically the Lady Lakers enjoyed success by winning team GPA awards and also produced multiple Female Scholar Athletes of The Year.
Boggess is a graduate of Webster County High School located in Upperglade, West Virginia. After high school, Boggess attended Concord College. In the spring of 1998, he transferred to West Virginia University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2001 from WVU and graduated with honors in April 2012 with his Master’s in sports management from American Public University.