BOISE, Idaho (9/12/08) – Gordy Presnell has announced that Kelley Berglund has been hired as the new Director of Women’s Basketball Operations. Berglund becomes the first ever director of operations for the program.
Kelley Berglund is no stranger to Presnell, having played two years for him at Seattle Pacific University, as well as, serving as an assistant coach for one year following her graduation in 2003.
Berglund’s experience includes playing two seasons of professional basketball overseas, sandwiched in between three years of collegiate coaching.
Berglund comes to Boise State after spending the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach at California State University at Sacramento, a member of the Big Sky Conference. Her tenure at CSUS was preceded by her two years playing in Europe.
The Seattle, Wash., native spent two seasons as a member of the Chemnitz ChemCats of the Damen Basketball Bundeslige in Germany. During her time in Chemnitz, Berglund averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Prior to her professional playing career, Berglund spent two years in the collegiate coaching ranks as an assistant. She spent the 2004-05 season as an assistant under Jim Sollars at the West Coast Conference’s University of Portland. While with the Pilots, she served as the summer camp director and was responsible for various aspects of scouting and recruiting, as well as post player development for the program.
Before her time at Portland, Berglund served as an assistant coach for her alma mater Seattle Pacific University for one season. While at SPU, her primary responsibilities for the Falcons program included film exchange and working with post players.
During her senior season at Seattle Pacific (2002-03), Berglund led the Falcons to a No. 1 national ranking during the season while posting 14.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. In two seasons competing for the Falcons, Berglund helped lead SPU to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen twice (2001-2003). In addition, to receiving honorable mention All-America honors as a senior from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Berglund was also a two-time first-team all-conference and all-west region honoree as a junior and senior. She is currently in the Falcons’ record books as Seattle Pacific’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.568). Prior to Berglund’s two seasons at Seattle Pacific, she played two years for the Washington State University Cougars.
At Boise State, Berglund will be responsible for travel, equipment, film exchange, and organizing summer camps, clinics, community service, on campus recruiting, alumni day, Fast Break Club (coach’s club), Little Broncos Club, and various administrative duties.