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“Joanne Boyle has accumulated an impressive record of wins during her nine years as a head basketball coach — and I’m looking forward to her building on that success when she joins the University. But as important as her record is, it is her understanding of the University’s commitment to our students as scholar-athletes and to assuring excellence in the classroom as well as on the basketball court that made her such an attractive candidate. Coach Boyle joins an outstanding community of coaches who embrace the values of the institution and incorporate them into their daily lives. I am very pleased to welcome her to the University of Virginia.”
– Teresa A. Sullivan, president, University of Virginia

“The way I describe my time at Duke is that the coaching staff was my family. Joanne was someone I could always walk in and talk to and she really helped me overcome my homesickness while I was at Duke. Virginia could not have picked a better person for its head coaching position after building such a tradition with Debbie Ryan. I truly believe she will do an unbelievable job. She has a way of getting through to young women and helping them mature into more than just basketball players.”
– Alana Beard, former National Player of the Year at Duke

“She’s just spectacular. During my time as a player at Duke, she was great with the basketball stuff in terms of developing my skills and giving me confidence. She also went above and beyond and encouraged me to continue with my pre-med curriculum and now I am a doctor. I remember her always being the one to encourage me in terms of overall development, not just on the basketball court but also in the classroom. Obviously she is very familiar with the tradition and excellence of the ACC, both as a player and an assistant coach. She’ll be great at UVa and she is very well-prepared.”
– Georgia Schweitzer, former ACC Player of the Year at Duke

“I’d like to welcome Coach Boyle to the University of Virginia and our basketball family. UVa is a special place and I am certain Joanne is excited about the potential here. I look forward to working with her and my staff and I will be here to help in any way.”
– Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett

“Joanne is a tremendous hire and fit for Virginia. She has always had the utmost respect for Debbie Ryan and the UVa family. I have no doubt she will be successful both in the ACC and nationally.”
– Texas women’s basketball head coach Gail Goestenkors

“It’s great to welcome Joanne back to the ACC family. As a student-athlete and assistant coach, she exemplified the strong academic and athletic values of this conference. I look forward to her joining the quality group of head coaches in this league.”
– Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford

“Joanne Boyle is a classy competitor. She knows the game, her teams play hard and smart and all the while she runs her program with integrity. She is a dear, dear friend and one heck of a coach.”
– Miami women’s basketball head coach Katie Meier

“As a coach she definitely helped me take my game to the next level. She was my mom away from home while I was at Cal and to this day if I ever need anything or am struggling with a decision I call her and she helps me to make the best decision. I wish her all the luck and I hope she brings Virginia women’s basketball back to the top.
– Alexis Gray-Lawson, former All-American guard at California

“Congratulations to the University of Virginia, Joanne Boyle and the young women that will interact with Joanne every day. Joanne Boyle is a builder of programs and relationships. She is known for her ability to teach, develop and deliver an exciting style of play. She cares about people, details and work ethic. As a former player and assistant coach in the ACC, Joanne understands how to win at the highest level in this league and on the national scene.”
– Debbie Antonelli, National Television Analyst

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