by Gary Dove
WN Sports Writer
NEW RICHMOND – Wyoming East head girls’ basketball coach Angie Boninsegna picked up her 200th career win Saturday, January 7, 2023 when the Lady Warriors downed St. Marys 69-47 at Logan.
Coach Boninsegna, in her 13th season at the East helm, showed a career record of 200-80 following that
victory over the Blue Devils.
The Lady Warriors have won a pair of state championships with Coach Boninsegna at the helm and
have finished as state runners-up in three other trips to the title game.
East captured the state crowns in 2016 and 2021 while finishing in the number two spot in 2018, 2019 and 2022.
In speaking of the 200th win last Sunday, Boninsegna said, “I didn’t have a clue” about the game possibly becoming her 200th victory. “I don’t keep up with things like that. My brother, Sonny, keeps stats for us and keeps track of things like that.”
Angie’s Dad, the late Sante Boninsegna Sr. was longtime head football coach at Pineville High School from 1955-1970 before finishing his education career as director of the Wyoming County Vocational/Technical Center.
When asked at what age she became interested in teaching and coaching, she replied, “Pretty much all my life because of Dad. I went to games with him and was influenced by that.”
She is in her 31st season as the Tennis coach and is the only Tennis coach East has had in its
25 year history.
In addition to that mentoring, Coach Boninsegna used to coach the grades four-thru-six elementary basketball team that is now a third-through-five alignment, where she still coaches.
Acknowledging some of the bright spots in her basketball career at Wyoming East, she spoke, “I’ve been blessed to have so many good young people go through our program; we’ve had great assistant coaches and, of course, winning those State championships.”
Looking at her current squad, the 1986 Pineville grad analyzed the team as being “kind of small. They’re aggressive and play good defense. We have 4 of 5 players who can get us points.”
When asked about her future in coaching, Boninsegna related, “I’m going to take it year-by-year…I still enjoy coaching and I want to leave while I still enjoy it.”
For final accolades, Boninsegna gave a shout out to the Lady Warrior faithful, “We have great fans.”