BOISE, Idaho (5/25/2010) - Gordy Presnell, Boise State's head women's basketball coach, announced today the addition of Bronco alum Cariann Ramirez to his staff as Director of Basketball Operations. Ramirez returns to Boise State where she played for the Bronco program from the fall of 2001 through the spring of 2005. She replaces Kelley Berglund who has left the staff to pursue other opportunities. Ramirez will begin her duties immediately.
As director of basketball operations Ramirez's responsibilities will include administrative duties of organizing the day to day operations of the basketball office, coordinating travel, equipment, film exchange, as well as, organizing summer camps, clinics, community service, on-campus recruiting, alumni relations, and the Little Broncos Club.
"We are excited to have Cariann back in our Bronco family!" said Presnell. "Having played at Boise State, we know she has great love for the Broncos. We believe she will do a great job in our program."
Since graduating from Boise State in 2005, Ramirez has stayed active in basketball throughout the Treasure Valley in various capacities. She worked as the assistant varsity coach at Boise High School from 2005 through June of 2009 where she worked with another former Bronco Kim Brydges (1994-98). At Boise High she assisted with practice planning, on court coaching, scheduling and organizing camps, team building exercises, and player development.
Ramirez left Boise High to become an assistant coach at the College of Idaho this past year where she helped guide the Coyotes through an impressive season. The C of I's accomplishments this past year include: finishing the season at 21-8 overall, 14-4 in Cascade Collegiate Conference play, won the CCC regular-season title, won the school's first-ever league tournament title, finished ranked 20th nationally in the NAIA Division II, and advanced to the NAIA national Tournament. While at the College of Idaho she helped coach one NAIA All-American Third Team honoree, the CCC Defensive Player of the Year, three All-CCC honorees, and five Daktronics/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Her duties at the College of Idaho included recruiting, film exchange, on court coaching, scouting reports, organizing team volunteer opportunities, planning post player development, and assisting with the day to day operations of the program.
Other coaching experience for Ramirez includes serving as the co-head coach of Hoop Dreams Traveling Club of Boise from 2008 to the present.
As a player at Boise State Ramirez was a vital player for the Bronco program playing nearly every position, shooting guard through center, for the coaches throughout her career. She was recruited by former coach Trisha Stevens under which Ramirez played one season. The native of LaQuinta, Calif., finished her playing career as a Bronco under Jen Warden.
During her playing career Ramirez played in 118 games with nine starts. She recorded 558 points, 393 rebounds, 120 assists, 109 steals and 22 blocks. Ramirez averaged 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 18.4 minutes per game. She is currently ranked in the top-15 of two career categories in Bronco history: 13th for free throw percentage at 74.2 percent and seventh for games played with 118.