Mike Bozeman
Mike  Bozeman

Washington, DC

Head Coach (4th season)

Alma Mater:
Fairleigh Dickinson '88


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Mike Bozeman, who enters his fourth year as head coach at George Washington in 2011-12, has experienced nothing but success in the game of basketball.

As a player, he led Fairleigh Dickinson University to a conference title and the NCAA Tournament his senior season.

As a high school coach, he transformed Bishop McNamara into the No. 1 team in the country and sent numerous student-athletes to Division I programs.

In three seasons as an assistant coach at George Washington, he helped the program to 78 victories, three NCAA Tournaments and back-to-back Sweet 16's.

And in his first season as head coach, Bozeman guided the Colonials to the Postseason WNIT for their 10th consecutive postseason tournament appearance and set a program record for victories by a first-year coach with 17.

The eighth head coach in the 34-year history of the program, Bozeman helped GW post a composite record of 78-20 (.796 winning percentage), including a 39-5 mark in Atlantic 10 play, during his three seasons as an assistant under Joe McKeown. He led the Colonials to a trio of victories while serving as interim coach during the record-setting 2006-07 season, including an upset of 10th-ranked Georgia and a title at the San Diego Surf `N Slam Classic.

From 1999-2005, Bozeman served as the head girls' basketball coach at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD, and put the school on the national map, leading the team to a 151-35 (.812) record in six seasons.

His 2003-04 Bishop McNamara squad was ranked No. 1 in the preseason by Street & Smith's and was tabbed No. 2 in USA Today's preseason poll. The Mustangs finished that year with a 27-1 record and a No. 3 ranking in USA Today's final girls' basketball rankings. Over the course of the 2003-04 campaign, Bishop McNamara claimed the Lone Star Invitational championship, the Dell Curry Invitational crown and the NIKE Tournament of Champions title.

The previous year, Bozeman guided the team to a 27-3 mark, a No. 1 final ranking by The Washington Post and the No. 19 position in USA Today's final Super 25 poll. That year, the Mustangs won the Bishop Walsh Invitational title and the DC City Title championship.

Under Bozeman's leadership, Bishop McNamara also won three consecutive WCAC regular-season titles from 2002-04 and the 2003 WCAC Tournament title.

As a result of his considerable success, Bozeman was named the Prince George's County Gazette's High School Coach of the Year in 2002 and was also selected as the WCAC Coach of the Year. In addition, he was named the WBCA District 3 High School Coach of the Year in 2004 and was selected to coach in the WBCA High School All-America Game.

Off the court, Bozeman founded the NIKE Elite Summer League and the DC NIKE Elite Girls' Travel Team in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In his role as director of both organizations he coordinated sponsorships, team recruitment and scheduling, as well as performing administrative duties.

Mike is the second Bozeman to join the Division I coaching ranks. His older brother, Todd, currently is the head coach at Morgan State University and led University of California from 1993-96.

Bozeman played two seasons at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, earning ECAC Metro Conference All-Newcomer status in 1987 and helping the Knights to the NCAA Tournament as a senior in 1988. Prior to FDU, Bozeman attended College of Southern Maryland, formerly Charles County Community College, where he led the Hawks to a 26-4 record and earned first-team all-conference accolades.

Bozeman received his bachelor's degree in sociology in 1988 from FDU. Bozeman resides in Waldorf, MD, with his wife Wendy and their family. The couple has five daughters: Nikki, Dominique, Mikell, Taylor and Sydnee.

Bozeman's Year-By-Year Record

2008-09GW17-14.5489-5.642Postseason WNIT
TOTALS3 Seasons31-57.35215-27.3571 Postseason WNIT

The Bozeman File
Born: November 29, 1966
Hometown: Washington, DC
Education: BA -- Sociology (Fairleigh Dickinson, 1988)

Athletic Achievements:
College of Southern Maryland (Charles County CC) (1985-86)
• Most Valuable Player - Region 20 All-Star Game
• First Team All-Maryland Junior College Conference
• All-Region 20
• Helped Hawks to 26-4 record and National Division title

Fairleigh Dickinson University (1986-88)
• ECAC Metro All-Newcomer Team
• Averaged 11.2 ppg as Knights went 42-17 in two seasons
• Helped FDU to 1988 ECAC Metro title and NCAA Tournament

• June 24, 2008-Present -- Head Coach, GW
- Posted 17 victories in 2008-09, most of any first-year coach in GW program history
- 2009 Postseason WNIT, program's 10th consecutive postseason appearance

• 2005-2008 -- Assistant Coach, GW (78-20 record)
- 3-1 record as interim head coach
- Guided GW to 2006 San Diego Surf `N Slam Classic title, including victory against No. 11/10 Georgia. Other 2006-07 victories against UMBC and San Diego State

• 1999-2005 -- Head Coach, Bishop McNamara High School (151-35 record)
- Three-time WCAC Conference Champions
- 2004 WBCA District 3 Coach of the Year
- 2004 final USA Today ranking: No. 3
- Coached 11 student-athletes who received Division I scholarships
- 100% graduation rate

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