Boisvert named Assistant Basketball Coach at George Washington

GW men’s basketball head coach Chris Caputo announced the hiring of Zak Boisvert as an assistant coach on Wednesday, rounding out his inaugural staff in Foggy Bottom.

Boisvert comes to D.C. with 11 years of coaching experience, most recently at Indiana State. A former student manager at Fordham, Boisvert has also spent time at Army West Point, Maine, Fairleigh Dickinson and Iona.

“We want our players to be lifelong learners who are passionate about the game of basketball,” Caputo said. “Zak’s passion for the game and growth mindset will set a great example for our players. He has a diversity of coaching experience and was a student manager in the Atlantic 10, which gives him a unique perspective for us here at GW.”

Boisvert has made his name primarily on the offensive end of the floor and in the development of point guards. During his five seasons at Army, Boisvert was key in developing Tommy Funk, one of the program’s all-time great point guards. Funk averaged 17.5 ppg as a senior, earning First Team All-League honors while also shattering the Patriot League record with 728 career assists. 

The 2019-20 Black Knights, under Boisvert’s guidance, ranked 12th in the country in assists per game and two-point percentage, while leading the Patriot League in field goal percentage.

“I’m humbled to be a part of the George Washington basketball program,” Boisvert said. “It’s an honor to represent such a prestigious academic institution and to be a part of this program’s rich tradition of athletic excellence. I’d like to thank Coach Caputo for this tremendous opportunity. I am excited to work alongside the other coaches in helping our players reach their maximum potential on and off the court. I look forward to developing lifelong relationships with the GW players and staff and doing my part in helping Coach Caputo execute his vision for the program. Raise High! Let’s Work!”

Originally from Portland, Maine, Boisvert spent two years at the University of Maine. He assisted the Black Bears to a five-win improvement from his first year to his second with freshmen and sophomores accounting for nearly 70% of the team’s offense in 2015-16. He was also tabbed as Maine’s offensive coordinator, increasing the team’s points per game from 60.4 ppg to 76.6, the largest scoring jump in Division I from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

Prior to Maine, Boisvert gathered three years of experience at Iona and Fairleigh Dickinson. In his lone year with FDU, he led the Knights to their first conference tournament appearance in four years and equaled the program’s conference win total from the three previous seasons.

Boisvert was a part of the 2012-13 NCAA Tournament team at Iona. In his two years with the Gaels, he guided future NBA player Scott Machado to career highs in points (13.2), field goal percentage (41%) and assists (7.6). He also aided Lamont “MoMo” Jones to MAAC Player of the Year honors after finishing third in the country with 22.6 ppg.

Boisvert has experience in the A-10 as a student manager at Fordham, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English in 2010.

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