Boston College has hired Jesyka Burks-Wiley as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, announced today by head coach Erik Johnson.
“We are excited to add Jesyka to our BC family. She brings a ton of energy and expertise to our staff. Her values are a perfect match for the academic excellence of Boston College as well as the Jesuit mission of “Men and Women for Others”, said BC head coach Erik Johnson.
Burks-Wiley, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, joins the Boston College staff after working two seasons as an assistant coach under former BC forward and now head coach at Brown, Sarah Behn.
Before arriving at Brown, Burks-Wiley was Behn’s assistant and recruiting coordinator at UMass Lowell in the 2013-14 season. The two worked together to guide Lowell from a Division 2 program to a full-time Division 1 program.
Prior to joining Behn’s staff at Lowell, Burks-Wiley was an assistant at Nebraska-Omaha in the 2012-13 season. It was the Mavericks’ second year of Division 1 play.
Burks-Wiley, a 2009 graduate of Boston University, was the America East Player of the Year her senior season. A two-year starter, she became one of only eight players to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. As a senior, Burks-Wiley averaged 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds a game.
Upon graduation in 2009, Burks-Wiley played professionally overseas in Romania, Finland, Portugal and Belgium.