Boyer resigns as Jackson girls basketball head coach

Jeannie Boyer resigned as the Jackson girls basketball head coach last week after 10 seasons to focus on starting a family. Boyer and her husband Joel — an assistant coach for the Snohomish girls team who will still coach — decided now was the best time for her to leave her coaching post.

“My husband and I are wanting some time for family and after 10 years it was just time to make a change,” Boyer said. “I just wanted to be able to spend time at home and the hours you work at basketball is always really long and there’s always an amazing class of kids coming through. You always want to be there for one more year.”

Boyer said she will continue to teach biology and environmental science at Jackson High School as well as attend Timberwolves’ basketball games.

“I already told them I’m going to be their biggest supporter screaming in the stands,” she said.

Looking back over her decade at Jackson, Boyer said two seasons really stand out. The first was the 2007-08 season which was the senior campaign for current University of Washington guard Kristi Kingma, Penn State softball player Ashley Todd and Ashly Bruns.

“The team that we had was phenomenal that year, with Kristi Kingma, Ashley Todd and Ashly Bruns,” Boyer said. “We won back-to-back district titles and went to state for four straight years with them kind of being the group that started it. That was a really fun group and it was fun to see Kristi set a precedence in Wesco just being a really dominant player. She set the state record for points in a (state playoff) game with 43.”

Jackson’s 2011-12 season was the other highlight for Boyer. The Timberwolves had their best-ever finish at state, winning the fourth place game against Woodinville 49-48 on a last-second layup.

“Last year’s team that we had with Kristin Stoffel, Hayley Gjertsen and Mary Johnson, that trio of seniors were really able to anchor us,” Boyer said. “That last game against Woodinville was probably the most fun I’ve ever had coaching a game.”

Boyer decided toward the end of this season that it was time to leave Jackson. And while she says “there’s always time to come back,” Boyer was happy to leave the next Timberwolves coach with a strong team, including current juniors Kelli Kingma and Sierra Anderson.

“The kids are such a great group of girls. I’m really excited for them next year,” Boyer said. “I wanted to be sure to leave the cupboard full. There’s so much talent on that team. Whoever comes in is going to get to work with an extremely talented group of girls.”

More in Sports

Silvertips fall to Americans 3-2 in overtime

Goaltender Blake Lyda, 15, saves 32 shots in an outstanding debut with Everett.

Seahawks’ Bennett says he’ll continue to sit; Avril headed to IR

Seattle’s defensive ends make news that goes far beyond the football field.

Huskies razor-thin at CB heading into UCLA matchup

UW may look to true freshmen with junior Jordan Miller and redshirt freshman Byron Murphy hurt.

Yankees beat Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

Masahiro Tanaka pitches 7 strong innings as New York moves to within one win of the World Series.

REFLECTIONS: Silvertips fall despite impressive Lyda debut

The Game Obviously a 3-2 overtime loss wasn’t the desire result. Nevertheless,… Continue reading

Snow goose prospects outstanding again

The increasing number of snows in the area leads to an increase in the daily bag limit and more.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Crabbing ‘out front’

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald The just-past summer recreational crab season… Continue reading

Chicago stays alive in NLCS with 3-2 win over Los Angeles

Wade Davis hangs on for a tense 6-out save as Chicago avoids a sweep and forces Game 5.

Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps

Here are Wednesday’s prep results, links and recaps: BOYS SOCCER Northwest 2B/1B… Continue reading

Most Read