Byron Boudreaux (pronounced boo - DROE) is in his seventh season at Washington, his second in the position of associate head coach. Boudreaux joined the staff on August 29, 1995, after serving two years as an assistant at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and was promoted on April 26, 1999.
Boudreaux helped coach the Huskies into the postseason each of his first four seasons on the staff. The Huskies played in the NIT in 1996 and 1997, their first postseason appearances in nine seasons.
He played a big part in Washington's 1998 and 1999 NCAA Tournament appearances. The Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.
Boudreaux coaches the post players and coordinates the team's recruiting efforts.
Prior to his two-year assistant coaching stint at Oral Roberts under head coach Bill Self, Boudreaux worked three years as an assistant coach at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. Boudreaux played point guard at Tulsa between 1983 and 1987, including two years under Coach Nolan Richardson. He received a bachelor's degree in nursing, health and applied sciences from Tulsa in 1987.
An outstanding playmaker, Boudreaux amassed a school-record 457 assists and led the Golden Hurricane in both assists and steals in each of his last two seasons. He earned honorable mention All-Missouri Valley Conference honors his final two years.
He played against Washington in 1985, scoring eight points with seven rebounds in Tulsa's 72-68 overtime loss against the Huskies in Seattle.
Boudreaux was an honorable mention McDonald's All-American prepster out of Northside High School in Louisiana.
The Lafayette, Louisiana native is married to the former Cheryle Meppelink who also played at Tulsa. Prior to her transfer to Tulsa, Meppelink played at Seattle Pacific University where she still holds several women's basketball records. She is the SPU career scoring average leader (21.1) and owns the school single-season scoring record with 620 points in 1985.
Boudreaux was born October, 4, 1965, in Lafayette. He and Cheryle are the parents of two daughters. Lauren is 13-years-old and Aaryn is 3.