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Zak Boisvert Named Assistant Coach For SLU MBB

by Brian Kunderman
Zak Boisvert has been added to the Billikens’ staff as an assistant coach, new SLU head coach Josh Schertz announced today.
Boisvert (pronounced Bo-VAIR) has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at George Washington. He previously worked for Schertz at Indiana State as an assistant coach in 2021-22.
“I am thrilled to welcome Zak to our staff,” Schertz said. “I have known Zak for more than a decade and was fortunate to work with him for a year at Indiana State. He is as well-rounded an assistant coach as I’ve ever worked with. From recruiting, to player evaluation, to on-court development, to building relationships with players, to scouting and schematics – Zak is elite in every area. He was a no-brainer first hire for us here at SLU.”
“I am extremely grateful to join Coach Schertz’s staff at Saint Louis University,” Boisvert said. “Coach Schertz has been remarkably successful at every level of basketball, and I could not be more excited about the opportunity to play a role in bringing Coach’s vision to life not only at Chaifetz Arena, but also in the St. Louis community. I believe in Coach Schertz as both the preeminent offensive mind in all of basketball and one of the greatest relationship and community builders in college sports. I am excited to build lifelong relationships and help our student-athletes develop their craft. I cannot wait to get to work!”
At George Washington, Boisvert was part of head coach Chris Caputo’s staff for two years. In 2022-23, the Revolutionaries posted their most overall and Atlantic 10 Conference wins since 2016-17. He worked primarily with the offense, helping GW rank in the top two in the Atlantic 10 in scoring and set a school record for 3-pointers made. James Bishop was second in the A-10 in scoring last season and was a two-time All-Conference selection.
Boisvert was hired at Indiana State in 2021-22 and worked with Schertz in his first season with the Sycamores.
Prior to that, Boisvert was an assistant coach at Army West Point for five seasons from 2016-21. It was there that Boisvert cut his teeth as an elite developer of point guards. The Black Knights ranked 12th in the country in assists per game in 2019-20. He guided Tommy Funk into becoming one of the program’s all-time great point guards, as Funk shattered the Patriot League record with 728 career assists.
A native of Portland, Maine, Boisvert spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Maine. He was tabbed the Black Bears’ offensive coordinator and oversaw the largest scoring jump in NCAA Division I – 60.4 ppg to 76.6 ppg – from 2014-15 to 2015-16.
Boisvert also coached at Iona and Fairleigh Dickinson early in his career. He served as an assistant coach on Iona’s 2012-13 squad that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and reached the NCAA Tournament.
Boisvert has additional A-10 experience as a team manager at Fordham University during his undergraduate years. He graduated from Fordham in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
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