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WILMINGTON, NC (Hoggard news release) — The Hoggard Vikings are excited to announce the hiring of Boubacar Aw as the head women’s basketball coach at Hoggard High School. Coach Aw brings vast playing experience, an incredible life story, and tremendous passion to the Hoggard basketball position.

Coach Aw played for the legendary John Thompson at Georgetown University (1994-98), including serving as captain on the ’98 team, spent 12 years playing pro overseas in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Italy, and Mexico, captained the Senegalese National Team that won the African Championship in 1997, and captained the Senegalese National team that competed in the World Championship in Greece, in 1998.

Coach Aw was born and raised in Thies, Senegal. He graduated from East Columbus High School. He attended Georgetown University where he got a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in French. He was named “Model Scholar Athlete” at Georgetown.

Coach Aw teaches in the Foreign Language Department at Hoggard High School. Coach Aw is a powerful role model for our student athletes and the Hoggard administrative team is happy to have Coach Aw on our campus where he can work directly with our student athletes.


Note: Aw replaces Ray Beatty. Aw served as an assistant coach last season at Cape Fear Academy.

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9 Comments on "Boubacar Aw named Hoggard head coach"

2015 years 9 months ago

So he can play baskeball, but can he coach? and how much experience has he had teaching in the school system? From what I’ve read he coached as an assistant for 1 season and has only taught for 1 semester. That “experience” sounds sketchy to me. The whole situation sounds crooked from the beginning. Hoggard just turned a well established program upside down. Go Bucs!

2015 years 9 months ago

Why can’t he be given a chance to coach? Why the negativity? If he doesn’t work out, they will let him go…..Besides, with the performance evaluations, he will certainly prove himself, good or bad.

2015 years 9 months ago

He comes from a multi-language country and has a minor in French, so he might just be qualified to teach in the Foreign Language Department. As for coaching skills, he’s got to start somewhere.

daniel maffei
2015 years 9 months ago

one day, long time ago, one guy decide to start his coaching career. His name, Phil Jackson. maybe if that depend of you, he can not do it. Buba is a great person, have a great player experience and, for sure, will be a great coach, don’t worry. I think he is not ready for DUKE, NC or UNLV, maybe, but girs, in HS, no problem. Also i think he deserve better level

Guest 33
2015 years 9 months ago

Relax this guy comes from GTU aka Jesuit U. They can perform anything, perfectly.

2015 years 9 months ago

My daughter was hoping for CFA girls coach to get the job. Coach Gaughan has been in the state Finals twice and beat our kids last year. Not sure if I like my daughter being a new coach testing grounds.

2015 years 9 months ago

What program—the kids show up and play ball. There is no stinking program. Sounds like a fantastic choice to me—for starters he can one on one with any coach in the conference, that gives the boys a lot of confidence when the know their coach in not just some fat hogback…lol

2015 years 9 months ago

Great hire,I know Boubacar hw is was a defensive shutdon specialist at Georgetown and last year assisted at Cape Fear Academy,he will do fine.

Bronze Venus
2015 years 9 months ago

Congrats to Boubacar! Why so much negativity? From the tone of it it’s not just general concern. Yes, this may be his first year, but when your child first started playing sports did the coach say,”oh no, why can’t we get someone with more experience?” When your child made the team the coach did not look at him or her and say “um, so you’ve only assisted? Yeah I don’t have that much faith in you.” The coach treated the players as players, PERIOD. You could try the same technique with him as a coach. Support him. He was assistant last year so I’m sure that counts for something. He is not cluless.
As for the teaching… lol, all teachers begin as new teachers. #shocker. Just be glad you have someone
who actually speaks the language they are teaching.. Also, schools have this program you may not be familiar with. New teachers must have mentors,so they aren’t left dangling in the wind. High-school level,foreign language class,coach, skills, personality and accent to reel them in and he’s got it made. The tough job, for any educator/coach, are the parents,booster club, and those who are living out their dreams vicariously through the child.

GOOD LUCK COACH AW! You are in my prayers.

An Educator

*Go Gators* ;-)


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