Sanchez Names Beggin Assistant Women's Hoops Coach
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/27/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team is promoting director of operations Amy Beggin to assistant coach, head coach Yvonne Sanchez has announced.

The former Lobo standout guard joined the UNM staff in 2011 as the team’s video coordinator and moved up to director of operations in 2013-14.

Amy Beggin“Amy has been an invaluable member of our staff since she arrived, and she has proven herself ready to step into to her new role,” Sanchez said. “She has impressed us with her knowledge of the game since she first arrived on campus as a true freshman basketball player, and her experience as a former Lobo player will be a great benefit to us. We are excited to have her on our coaching staff.”

A 2010 graduate and three-time All-Mountain West selection as a point guard, Beggin is one of 17 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 UNM her career with 1,423 points and 450 rebounds – amounting to averages of 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. She appeared in 130 contests for the Lobos and made 97 starts, including every game during her sophomore and junior years.

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

Beggin is a native of Maplewood, Minn., and a 2005 graduate of Roseville Area High School. She was a St. Paul Downtown Lions Club Athlete of the Year award winner, a Minnesota 4A first-team All-State selection and a member of the North Tartan 16s club team.