This is the final doubleheader of the year for the men's and women's basketball teams.
Broncos are looking for their first road win.
The game will be the first contest of a doubleheader with the men's team.
Bengals vs. Broncos opens tripleheader on Friday
The Broncos hit the road for the second time this season.
Southern Utah at Boise State women's basketball game on Nov. 8, 2013 in Taco Bell Arena.
► BOISE STATE TENURE (2005-Present)
- Nine years ago Gordy Presnell returned to his home state to become the sixth head coach in Boise State University's women's basketball program history. He brought with him a mild and laid back demeanor, 18 years of head coaching experience and a long record of success. Upon his arrival on campus, Presnell made an immediate impact on the Broncos.
- Presnell inherited a program that had not experienced a winning season in the previous seven years. He immediately earned the trust and respect of everyone involved with the program. He slowly rebuilt the team's identity instilling a sense of confidence and purpose.
- In the first eight years under his direction, the Broncos have gone 136-113 (.546) overall recording four winning seasons and one at .500. After going 15-15 in his first year (2005-06) the Broncos recorded four consecutive-winning seasons, including a school-record 24 wins in both the 2006-07 (24-9) and 2007-08 (24-8) campaigns. Presnell's teams have gone 61-65 (.484) in conference games and an impressive 82-38 (.68.3) at home in Boise, including a perfect 14-0 in 2007-08.
- Combined with his upbeat coaching personality and knowledge of the game, Presnell has led the Bronco program through a renaissance, becoming winners on and off the court. His teams are routinely ranked among the top scoring and rebounding teams in the conference and have set numerous school records along the way. In eight years, his teams set the school's season rebounding record three times and the scoring record twice.
- Program honors during his tenure at Boise State include: winning back-to-back Western Athletic Conference regular-season crowns in 2007 and 2008; the 2007 WAC Tournament title; one NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007 and one WNIT second-round appearance in 2008; seven postseason all-conference honors, six conference all-freshmen team members, one conference newcomer of the year, two conference all-defensive team honors, three conference all-tournament team honors with one tournament MVP; and a combined 39 academic all-conference honors by 15 individuals.
- In 2007, Presnell led the team to new heights with a 24-9 overall record, they won the league regular-season crown and WAC Tournament title advancing to the program's first postseason national tournament since the 1998 WNIT. For his coaching performance he was named the WAC and WBCA Division I Regional Coach of the Year.
► PRIOR TO BOISE STATE
- Prior to taking over at Boise State, Presnell coached for 18 successful years at Seattle Pacific University in Washington. At SPU, he inherited a program that had not recorded a winning season in the previous nine years. He built the Falcons into a NCAA Division II national power, accumulating an overall record of 396 victories with 127 defeats (.757). Along the way his teams amassed an average of 22 wins per season while claiming seven conference championships, including four of his last five seasons. In addition, his teams were an impressive 221-29 (.884) at home in Broughman Pavilion, including five unbeaten home seasons.
- On the national scene under Presnell, the Falcons advanced to nine-straight (1997-2005) and 10 of 11 NCAA Division II tournaments while he was in Seattle. Overall, Seattle Pacific made postseason appearances in 13 of his 18 years, 10 NCAA and three NAIA. Presnell's teams reached three NCAA Division II Elite Eights and advanced to the 2005 national title game.
- At the time of his departure from Seattle Pacific in the summer of 2005, Presnell was ranked tied for 10th-place nationally among NCAA Divison II coaches for win percentage (.757) and 21st for total victories.
► COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
- In 26 years as a collegiate head coach Presnell has experienced 22 winning seasons and one at .500. His teams have won a combined nine regular-season titles, seven at SPU and two at Boise State. In addition, he has guided 15 of his 26 squads into postseason national tournaments.
- During his career he has been named conference coach of the year eight times, WBCA Regional Coach of the Year five times (four at NCAA Division II level and one at Division I), and the WBCA NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year twice. His coach of the year honors now total 15 in 26 years.
- His student-athletes have accumulated numerous honors along the way: one All-American; six individuals have earned nine honorable mention All-American awards; five league players of the year; eight freshman/newcomers of the year; 29 players have combined for 47 all-conference honors; six conference all-freshmen team members; two all-defensive team members; 30 individuals have combined for 78 academic all-conference honors; 10 combined for 12 national academic honors including two academic All-Americans.
- Presnell, a Lapwai, Idaho, native graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, in 1983 with a B.A. in physical education. He continued his studies in physical education at Seattle Pacific University, where he earned a master's degree in 1989.
- He and his wife, former SPU gymnast Susan Nolte, live in Meridian, Idaho. They have two children, a daughter, Jacquelyn (22), who is a graduate student at Boise State, and a son, Ryder (19).