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Robyne Bostick
Robyne Bostick
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 928-523-7463
Email: Robyne.Bostick@nau.edu
Year: 2nd
Previous College: Saint Joseph's (1993)

Robyne Bostick enters her second season as an assistant coach on Sue Darling's staff at NAU. She previously served on Darling's staff as an assistant at Air Force from 1998 to 2001. Bostick has eight total years of collegiate women's basketball coaching experience, all at the Division-I level, and most recently served as the associate head coach at Long Island University. She has also served as an assistant coach at Princeton, Vanderbilt, and James Madison Universities.

Throughout her coaching career, Bostick has been instrumental in developing pre-season and post-season conditioning programs while also implementing and developing game plans from scouting. She has also developed recruiting plans and individual skill workouts and has experience managing team equipment and coordinating team travel. Bostick also has organized, developed, and supervised summer basketball camps with as many as 200 participants per week.

Since 2008 Bostick has been a certified personal trainer and recreation assistant in Colorado Springs, developing fitness programs for soldiers and civilians at Fort Carson and assisting with weight resistance and cardiovascular training. She has also served as a certified basketball official for the Colorado Springs Basketball Officials Association since 2007.

From 2004 to 2006, Bostick worked as a morale, welfare, and recreation supervisor on United States military bases in Iraq. Her duties included managing the day-to-day operations of recreation and fitness facilities on the bases in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and organizing intramural leagues and tournaments for various sports. She supervised a staff of 25 personnel, prepared monthly calendars and newsletters, and coordinated with military commanders on special events.

Bostick is a member of the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame after a storied playing career at Saint Joseph's University. As a senior, Bostick led the Hawks in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (7.6). SJU's captain, she earned a multitude of awards following that season, as she was named a Kodak District II All-American, First Team All-Atlantic 10 and Most Valuable Player of the Hawk Classic. She was the Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 1991 and she currently ranks 14th on SJU's career rebound list with 481 and 10th on the all-time field goal percentage list (.494). Bostick helped to lead Saint Joseph's to a Big 5 title during each of her four seasons and was inducted to the school's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Bostick's grandfather, Wilson Riles, was an NAU graduate in 1940 and the Riles building on campus is named after him. Riles was the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in California and served three terms as the elected California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He founded the Wilson Riles Archives and Institute for Education in Sacramento as a resource for historical information about K-12 public education in California.

Bostick graduated from Saint Joseph's in 1993 with a bachelor's in psychology and earned a master's degree in sports and exercise science-sport administration emphasis from Northern Colorado in 2009.