Josh Boland

Assistant Coach
5th Season

Josh Boland enters his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team. Boland will assist in scouting opponents and running the scout team in practice sessions.

In his four seasons on staff, the Lady Cavaliers program has won 90 percent of its games
(123-14), won two conference titles, qualified for two NJCAA National Tournaments, captured a national championship in 2015 and finished runner-up in 2017. The programs has also produced five NJCAA All-Americans, four WBCA All-Americans, five NJCAA All-Tournament selections, one national tournament MVP, 16 All-Region VI performers, 16 all-conference picks, including two conference MVP winners and a defensive player of the year.

Last year, Johnson County finished 25-8 and ranked 11th in the final NJCAA D-II Poll, however the team’s string of 30-win seasons was snapped at eight. The team also tied for second in the conference and reached the Region VI championship game, falling to No. 3 ranked Highland. Four different players earned postseason recognition. Tristen McFeders, Cerena Reeves and Kylee Williams were selected all conference, and McFeders was voted the defensive player of the year. McFeders and Reeves also were All-Region VI picks, along with Paige Elston.

The 2016-17 team finished 33-3, ranked third in the final national poll, won conference and region titles, and finished runner-up at the 2017 NJCAA D-II Tournament. The season also saw four players earn all-conference and All-Region VI, and Austin Richardson was selected the league’s MVP and earned first-team NJCAA All-America honors. The program also extended its string of 30-win seasons to a NJCAA record eight straight years.

In 2015-16, Conrad’s Lady Cavaliers held the No. 1 ranking in all 12 of the NJCAA regular season polls, and completed an unblemished 30-0 record during the regular season. They went on to finish 31-1 and ranked third in the final national poll.

In 2014-15, Boland’s first on staff, Johnson County reached 30 wins for a record sixth straight season, setting a new record with 34 victories. The team’s 34th win was a 66-64 win over Parkland to win the 2015 NJCAA Division II National Championship. The team was ranked in the top 10 in all 13 polls, including spending seven weeks at No. 1. The season also saw Nieka Wheeler earn NJCAA and WBCA All-America honors, and win the national tournament MVP award, a first in team history.
When Boland joined the staff in 2014-15, he was no stranger to the program. He spent three seasons as a student manager for Conrad, serving from 2008-11.

While working for the program Boland pursued his Bachelor’s degree in communication studies at the University of Kansas, graduating in May, 2015.

While serving as manager at Johnson County, Boland was part of a program that posted a record of 81-23 in three years, including back-to-back 30 win seasons in 2009-10 and
2010-11.  In the 2010-11 season, the team won a school record 32 games, and was ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 nationally for 15 weeks. The team also won three Region VI D-II titles and made two appearances in the NJCAA D-II National Tournament.

A native of Overland Park, Kan., Boland attended Olathe East High School.