BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Holy Cross graduate Renee Bostic (Class of 1996) has been named the new Athletic Director at Medgar Evers College. The college believes it has the necessary leadership in Bostic to propel the Cougars to the next level.
Bostic states, "My greatest asset to Medgar Evers College is my energy and enthusiasm." She adds, "Being a native New Yorker and also having worked in CUNY before, I'll be coming into the position with knowledge of the system." Bostic reveals that having the opportunity to have worked outside of CUNY will give bring a fresh prospective to the Department of Athletics.
Before arriving at Medgar Evers, Bostic served as the head coach of the West Virginia State University women's basketball program from 2008-2012, where she instilled an attitude of hard work and defensive tenacity. Her tenure at WVSU was highlighted by posting consecutive winning seasons which was the first time in the 26 years for the Yellow Jackets.
Previously at Robert Morris College in Chicago, Bostic led the women's basketball program to its first NAIA national tournament appearance in her third season, after taking over a team that had a 2-20 record the year before she arrived. Prior to that Bostic was the first women's basketball coach at Hostos Community College in the Bronx where she posted a mark of 46-15 in three seasons. While at Hostos she also served as the Coordinator of Student Life and was the Assistant to the Dean of Students.
At Medgar Evers College, Bostic's philosophy on student-athlete development will be one of a student centered mindset. The department will focus on the holistic growth of the student-athlete and help them develop a winning attitude and pride in Medgar Evers College.
Bostic says, "It's an honor to join the Medgar Evers College community. I am excited and enthusiastic about the possibilities of success," when speaking about joining the Cougar family. Bostic continues, "It's going to be a work in progress, but I am ready and eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work."
Bostic is the first female Athletic Director at Medgar Evers College. She takes over for Kevin Adams, who will stay with the college as Director of Student Life & Development. Bostic is an active member of the Women's Basketball Coaching Association, Black Coaches and Administrators Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Bostic graduated with a bachelor's degree from Holy Cross in Sociology and African American Studies in 1996. She played in 29 career games for the Crusaders over two seasons, after transferring to Holy Cross from Clark University.