June 23, 1997
Borton Named To Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Pam Borton, who served the last four years as the head coach at the University of Vermont, has joined the Boston College's women's basketball staff as an assistant coach. In her four years as head coach, she led the Catamounts to a 69-46 record and a North Atlantic Conference (now America East) championship.
Borton was an assistant at Vermont for five years and was named head coach on May 27, 1993, when Cathy Inglese became the head coach at Boston College. In her first season as head coach at Vermont, she led the women's basketball team to the North Atlantic Conference title, marking the third consecutive championship for the Catamounts. Vermont finished second in the league in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
As an assistant on Inglese's Vermont coaching staff, Borton helped lead the Catamounts to consecutive undefeated seasons in 1991-92 and 1992-93, including a NCAA-record 53 consecutive regular-season victories.
Prior to her arrival at Vermont in 1988, Borton served as an assistant coach with the Bowling Green University women's basketball team for the 1987-88 season. Borton received her master's degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green in 1988.
A 1987 graduate of The Defiance College in Ohio, Borton received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team, served as the team captain as a junior and senior, and was a third-team All-American both years. A three-time All-Conference and All-District selection, Borton was named the Conference and District Player of the Year as a senior. Borton scored more than 1,000 points during her collegiate career and was voted Defiance College's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior.