Coaching Staff

Roy "Bogie" Boggess

Coach Roy “Bogie” Boggess will be entering his third season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Garrett College. In his first season, Coach Bogie helped guide the Lady Lakers to one of the best records in school history along with an NJCAA Region XX Runner-up title. Under Coach Bogie the Lady Lakers are 32-23 (.58) and have produced multiple All-MD JUCO and All-Region players, as well, as an NJCAA All-American. Coach Bogie has not only motivated his players to achieve success on the court but academically the Lady Lakers have enjoyed success by winning the highest GPA award in the Spring 2014 semester and have also produced back to back Female Scholar Athletes of The Year.

In 2010, Coach Roy “Bogie” Boggess started working as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Garrett College under 30 year Hall of Fame Head Coach, Dennis Gibson, who has an impressive 547-289 winning record. Coach Bogie was promoted to Associate Head Coach in the fall 2011 before accepting the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach in December of 2012. Boggess brings exceptional coaching and player development experience to the Garrett Lakers program. His teams are known for their up-tempo style of play and tough full court pressing defense. Players who have been successful in Coach Bogie’s program are very often fundamentally sound, well-conditioned, and mentally tough.  Coach Bogie is very active in the success of his players and has helped various players to move on and play at the collegiate and pro levels.

Coach Bogie played at Concord College before transferring to West Virginia University. While at WVU, Coach Bogie worked with the women’s basketball team while also practicing with the men’s Sweet 16 team of 1998. After college, Coach Bogie would eventually join former American University standout, Nate Smith, to start the Nate Smith Basketball School in Morgantown, WV. As the Director of Operations/Player Development Specialist, Coach Bogie had the opportunity to train former WVU mountaineers who have played under Coach John Beilein at the University of Michigan and current women’s basketball coach, Mike Carey. During his time with the Nate Smith Basketball School, Coach Bogie also spent time in the summer volunteering as a player development specialist at the world renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

Coach Bogie has created a strong recruiting system with coaches across the country due in part to his successes as the Founder and Director of Operations for the WV Ruckus Elite travel basketball and player development program. Under Coach Bogie’s leadership the WV Ruckus Elite travel basketball program grew quickly and became one of the largest boys and girls basketball organizations in the state of West Virginia. With Ruckus, Coach Bogie has won over 400 games including seven 30 win seasons and over 40 regional championships. His long list of players has moved on to play at Division I, Division II, Division III, and Junior College programs.

Coach Boggess is a 1995 graduate of Webster County High School located in Upperglade, WV. As a senior, Coach Boggess led his team in assists, steals, and was second in scoring. He was awarded as Best Defensive player at West Virginia’s Top 100 Camp. After high school, Coach Boggess attended Concord College. In the spring of 1998 he transferred to West Virginia University. Coach Boggess earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2001 from WVU and graduated with honors in April of 2012 with his Masters in Sports Management from American Public University.

As a player, Coach Boggess spent his summers competing in professional tournaments and leagues and received invites to play overseas. Over the last 10 years, Coach Boggess has continued to compete as a player and has won several local and regional championships including four, All-World 3 on 3 Championships and two National Championship appearances.

Coach Bogie is the very proud parent of two boys. Because the love of the game has impacted his life so much he named his two boys Swisher (6) and Dunken (2). 

Assistant Coach, Kory Gibson

Kory Bio

Kory Gibson joined the Lady Lakers staff in the fall of 2013. Coach Kory’s primary role is strength and conditioning. His training methods were instrumental in the success of the Lady Lakers 20-9 record last season.

Kory Gibson is a member of the 2008 graduating class at Northern High School, located in Accident, Maryland. He was a 4 year starter on the varsity basketball team for the Huskies. As a freshman, Kory was an on-and-off starter and earned himself the 2004-2005 Most Improved Player Award. Kory was selected to the 1st Team All Area and 1st Team All AMAC his junior and senior year. He also lead the AMAC in scoring at just under twenty points per game as a junior and just under twenty-nine points per game as a senior at 28.4 PPG. Kory was a runner-up for player of the year as a junior and was named co-player of the year his senior year. He led the Northern Huskies in all statistical categories playing as a senior and managed to join the top ten of every statistical category in school history except for taking charges. His highest rank being third all time in men's basketball scoring history at Northern and holding two of the top single game scoring records at 40 and 42 points.

In 2008 Kory started his college career close to home at Garrett College where his father, Dennis Gibson, is the Garrett Lakers Men's Head Basketball Coach. As a freshman, Kory red-shirted. In his second season at Garrett, he averaged nineteen points per game and led his team in three point shooting. He was named to the All Maryland JUCO First Team and was a JUCO All Star along with his teammate, but not brother, Jordan Gipson. Kory was also named to the All-Region XX Second Team. As a sophomore, due to injury, Kory only played in half of the teams games and averaged near fourteen points per game. In 2011, Kory attended Mount Aloysius College and played the 2011-2012 season, averaging twelve points per game.

Kory has been a personal trainer and training enthusiast since his senior year of high school. He has worked Garrett College basketball camps for five years alongside his father, Dennis, and his mother, Kerry Gibson. Kory has also helped players from surrounding high schools on their skill development for five years and is now working towards becoming a personal trainer and a sport specific trainer.