The second coach in the program's history, Jackie Boswell returns for her sixth season at Stevenson for the 2016-17 season. Boswell also serves as an Assistant Athletics Director and as the Assistant Compliance Officer.
Two years ago, Boswell led the Mustangs to a historic season. Stevenson won the Commonwealth Conference championship earning the automatic bid to the program’s first-ever NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. The Mustangs advanced to the second round after erasing a 16-point deficit to Williams in the opening round.
During the 2014-15 season, the Mustangs set the school record for the best start in program history, surpassing the previous record of 10-2 and consecutive wins (19) while setting a program-best 24 wins. Stevenson also received its first-ever votes in the WBCA Coaches Top 25 Poll and the D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll.
Boswell also guided the programs first All-American selection in sophomore Sara Tarbert.
Last season (2015-16) saw the Mustangs reach the MAC Commonwealth semifinals and earn a berth to the ECAC Division III South tournament. Stevenson captured its first ECAC title with a win at Washington & Jefferson. Tarbert was named the league's Player of the Year and was a D3hoops.com Third Team All-America selection.
During the 2013-14 season, Boswell led the Mustangs to just the second postseason appearance in program history. Stevenson finished its season with a .500 record for just the third time in the 20-year history. The team also posted the most wins since the 2006-07 team finished with 19.
The Mustangs advanced to the Commonwealth Conference semifinals after defeating Lycoming in the first round.
Boswell was named the Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year after finishing with an 11-7 record in the conference, including posting a win over No. 17 Lebanon Valley. Junior Kayla Kelly was named to the All-Commonwealth Conference Second Team, the first all-conference selection since the 2006-07 season.
In her first season, Boswell lead the Mustangs to the CAC playoffs, the team’s second appearance since Stevenson entered the conference in the 2006-07 season. She gained her first collegiate victory in the season opener on Nov. 15, 2011.
In the final season in the CAC, Boswell lead the Mustangs to their first ever victory in 11 all-time meetings against CAC-rival Marymount on Jan. 14, 2012.
Prior to Stevenson, Boswell spent 10 highly successful seasons at Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, where she totaled a 235-82 record from 2000-11.
During that time, Boswell led the Gators to six IAAM title games, including an A conference championship in 2009, while earning three Baltimore City Coach of the Year honors in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and Metro Coach of the Year in 2009. She was also named WBCA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2008.
In 2009, Boswell led Seton Keough to its first IAAM A Conference championship since 2000, the No. 1 ranking and a 25-8 record. The Gators won the prestigious ESPN RISE National High School Invitational with a 44-42 win over seventh-ranked Riverdale Baptist and captured the Bishop Walsh Catholic School Invitational, something no Baltimore school had done in the years prior. The team was also ranked at No. 12 in the ESPN Rise Girls Basketball Team Rankings.
Also that year, Boswell served as a head coach in the McDonald's Roundball Classic High School All-Star Showcase at Hagerstown Community College.
This year, Boswell led Seton Keough to a 21-9 record and a mark of 12-4 in the IAAM A Conference. The team was ranked at No. 8 in the state.
On April 4, Boswell was one of four high school coaches chosen to speak at the WBCA Convention on April 4 in Indianapolis, site of the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four. She led a seminar entitled "Seeking Our Leadership and How to Promote It."
Boswell was selected as the head coach of the red team at the USA Olympic Youth Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007 and led eight teams to the AAU National Championship while winning five AAU state championships.
The director and founder of the Gator Basketball Camp since its inception in 2001, Boswell also has worked the McDonald's All-American Camp as well as camps at the University of Florida and Duke University.
Boswell, who graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School, spent a total of 14 years at Seton Keough, serving as the girls basketball assistant coach from 1996-2000 and Athletics Director from 2000-11.
As the Athletic Director, Boswell oversaw 13 varsity sports that combined for 10 IAAM A Conference titles during her tenure, and seven JV programs. She was instrumental in a series of capital improvements to Seton Keough's athletic facilities, including the restoration of three playing fields, construction of a weight room and athletic training room as well as the installation of two new scoreboards.
Boswell also served as the head softball coach for the Gators, earning Metro Coach of the Year in 2003 and Baltimore City Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2009 while leading Seton Keough to IAAM titles both seasons.
Boswell played four seasons at Division III Virginia Wesleyan College where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1995. She and her husband Tony have three kids, Kayla, Elana and Tessa.