July 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Director of Athletics Martin Neuhoff announced Monday, July 9 that Jessie Biggs has been selected as the new head women’s basketball coach at Indiana Tech.
“We are happy to have Jessie as our new head coach,” said Neuhoff. “She is going to be a very solid addition to our current coaching staff and we are excited to have her join the Indiana Tech family. Her experience and knowledge will lead the program in the right direction and take it to the next level.”
Biggs spent the past two seasons as the Graduate Assistant Coach at Western Illinois University. While with the Leathernecks, Biggs assisted in a variety of areas including, on court coaching, individual workouts, working with the guard position, game preparation, scouting reports, film exchange, volunteering activities, and monitoring academic progress of the student-athletes.
Biggs began at Western Illinois after spending three seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach at Coe College where she was responsible for creating workout programs, practice plans, recruiting quality student-athletes, scouting reports, and also monitoring student-athlete academic progress.
In addition to her duties as the assistant coach, Biggs helped start the Junior Varsity program in her second year at Coe. She was the head coach of the Junior Varsity team her last two seasons while also serving as the assistant coach for the Varsity team. Biggs was also the Director of Intramural Sports for the College.
While at Coe, Biggs helped to recruit and coach four out of the top five scorers in program history, as well as the top three players in field goal percentage, two of the top three leaders in career assists for the College and three out of the top four leaders in career free throws made amongst other records. Helping turn the program around, Coach Biggs assisted the Varsity team to a 53-28 record in her three seasons at Coe, while the previous three seasons the Kohawks were 21-51.
Prior to her time at Coe, Biggs was a standout guard at the University of Northern Iowa where she was a four-year member of the Panthers women's basketball squad. She was a second team All-MVC selection during the 2006-07 season and also earned Northern Iowa Female Athlete of the Year honors the same year while serving as a team captain.
Biggs was also named to the MVC's All-Freshman team in her first season with the Panthers. She left Northern Iowa as the program's all-time leader in career starts with 107, and started every game of her final three seasons. She finished her career with over 1,000 career-points.
The Ottumwa, Iowa native is in the record books for numerous records in a variety of sports at Ottumwa High School. In her spare time Coach Biggs enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports. She earned her bachelor's degree in Criminology with a minor in Athletic Coaching from Northern Iowa in 2007 and her master’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University in December 2011.
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