Sanchez rounds out staff with addition of former UNM stand out, Amy Beggin
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  07/11/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

July 11, 2011

Albuquerque, N.M. --- Former New Mexico superstar Amy Beggin will return to her alma mater to assume the position of video coordinator for first year head coach Yvonne Sanchez.

Beggin spent the year following her graduation as a graduate assistant with the women's basketball program at South Dakota State University. She will continue working on her master's degree in sports administration through South Dakota while at UNM, completing the program this coming May.

As video coordinator, Beggin will be primarily responsible for the editing of all of the team's film, will coordinate film exchange with opponents, and breakdown and prepare opponent film for scouting report presentations.

"It's a great hire for our program, and a great opportunity to bring back a player who did so much for us," Sanchez said on Beggin's return. "Amy is going to make a terrific video coordinator, and eventually a terrific coach in college. She spent the past year learning under an unbelievable head coach at South Dakota, and we're confident that she'll do a great job with our program."

A 2010 graduate and three-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at the guard position during her sophomore and junior years at UNM, Beggin is one of 16 New Mexico players to reach 1,000 points in a single career, and the sixth player in Lobo history to reach the mark as a junior following a 553 point season, averaging 15.4 points per game.

Beggin finished her career at New Mexico with 1,423 points and 450 rebounds for an average of 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. She appeared in 130 contests for the Lobos, making 97 starts including every contest of her sophomore and junior years.

Over the course of her time as a Lobo, she was named Academic All-Mountain West and a Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete three times each, also garnering honors twice as the Mountain West Conference's Player of the Week. She was also UNM's Most Valuable Player following her junior and senior seasons.

"I'm really excited to be back at UNM and working for Coach Sanchez," Beggin said. "I had the opportunity to work with her as a player for four years - she was my academic coach and the guards coach, so I got to know her really well. I'm excited to help her kick off her coaching career.

"UNM has the best arena and fans in the country, and this is just an overall great opportunity for me," she finished.