April 26, 1999
SEATTLE - Fourth-year University of Washington men's basketball assistant Byron Boudreaux has been promoted to the newly-created position of Associate Head Coach, Coach Bob Bender announced Monday.
"I'm proud to announce that we are naming Byron Boudreaux Associate Head Coach," said Bender. "This is an opportunity for our program to reward the experience and positive things that Byron's brought to the team. This is a position that we have not had in the past, but we feel very strong that this is the right timing for this type of position."
Boudreaux, 33, helped coach the Huskies into the postseason during each of his four seasons. Washington participated in the last two NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1998. Boudreaux has been primarily responsible for coordinating recruiting and coaching the perimeter players.
He will have additional administrative responsibilities with the new position.
"Obviously it's a great feeling to be put into a position where you can have more of an impact on a program as well as enhance your career," Boudreaux remarked. "Not a whole lot is going to change with the team in terms of how things are right now. This is still Coach Bender's show and his staff will still work together very well. There are some changes I'll have to make in terms of time management because of the added responsibility."
Boudreaux joined the Washington coaching staff on August 29, 1995 after serving two years as an assistant at Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. Prior to that, he worked three years as an assistant at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C.
A 1987 graduate of Tulsa, Boudreaux was a four-year letterman for the Golden Hurricane. His career total of 457 assists still stands as the school record.
Boudreaux is a native of Lafayette, La. where he attended Northside High School.