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Brian Boyer to speak at AHSCA Coaching Clinic in Fayetteville

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) — Arkansas State head women's basketball coach Brian Boyer will be a featured speaker next week when the Arkansas High School Coaches Association holds its annual coaching clinic in Fayetteville.

Boyer will address the clinic June 22, speaking to those in attendance about ASU's approach to pressure defense.  Last year, Arkansas State finished the season at No. 4 nationally in three-point field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to just 26 percent shooting from outside the arc.  The Red Wolves were also 28th nationally with a plus-3.94 turnover margin and their 10.3 steals per game ranked 46th in the nation.  Arkansas State held its opponents to just 57.4 points-per-game on the season to finish 54th nationally in total defense.

Boyer is entering his 13th season as the head coach at Arkansas State, and became ASU's winningest basketball coach last season when he notched his 197th career victory and moved to the top of the list of all coaches in A-State men's or women's basketball history.  He directed the Red Wolves to seven wins in their last nine games to reach the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and close out the year with 199 career wins to his credit.   He led ASU to 18 victories last season, including nine in SBC action.  With 105 SBC wins, Boyer is tied for fourth-place all-time in the league in career victories.

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