Local coaches learn from college and WNBA mentors
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The Wildcats earned back-to-back WNIT berths in his last two seasons. In his final year, Bethune-Cookman won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season crown and owned a 12-game winning streak, which was one of the longest in Division I. The squad's defense also ranked eighth in the nation. Bolton coached four All-MEAC selections including the defensive player of the year Kailyn Williams, and the staff won MEAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Williams finished the season as the top shot blocker in Division I.
The season prior was record breaking as the Wildcats won their first-ever regular season MEAC title and earned the program's first WNIT berth. Four players earned All-MEAC honors as well as Defensive and Coach Staff of the Year awards for B-CU.
Bolton joined Bethune-Cookman after seven seasons at Delaware State, where he served as the top assistant to Ed Davis, and was a major component in the development of five All-MEAC players and three MEAC All-Tournament Team players. While at DSU, he was the Lady Hornets' recruiting and scheduling coordinator, taking a major role in guiding DSU to the 2007 MEAC Tournament Championship, the first in school history, giving Bolton his second trip to the NCAA Tournament. The team also ranked fifth in the nation in defense.
Bolton is no stranger to the Washington, D.C., region. He was an assistant coach at Howard University for five years. During his time with the Bison, he was instrumental in developing six MEAC All-Conference players and four MEAC All-Tournament players.
During his tenure at Howard, Bolton helped lead the Bison to the MEAC regular season and tournament championships during the 2000-01 season. Howard represented the league in the NCAA Tournament that season. The following year, Howard captured its second-consecutive MEAC regular season crown.
At Howard, Bolton helped to guide MEAC Player of the Year Andrea Gardner, selected by the Utah Starzz with the 27th pick of the 2002 WNBA draft.
Before his years at Howard, Bolton was an assistant coach for Hampton Roads Pro-Am in Virginia. From 1993-97, he was Summer Camp Commissioner at Christopher Newport University.
Bolton was a four-year basketball letterman at Christopher Newport where he was inducted into the CN Athletics Hall of Fame after graduating with a degree in business administration. He played professionally after his collegiate career in Sweden, Spain and Turkey from 1997 to 2000.
Bolton resides in Delaware and has a nine-year-old daughter, Janiah.