Former Raider switches jobs at college alma mater

Amy Beggin

Former Roseville Area High School basketball standout Amy Beggin recently went through a job change at her collegiate alma mater. Beggin, a 2006 RAHS graduate, went from assistant coach to director of compliance.

After graduating from Roseville, Beggin had a four-year playing career at the University of New Mexico. She later returned to the Lobos and served as an assistant coach for two seasons before the head coach was fired earlier this year.

With the removal of the head coach, Beggin’s future at New Mexico was up in the air. It was unclear whether a new coach would retain Beggin as an assistant.

Instead of waiting to see what might happen, Beggin moved to the administration side and became the school’s director of compliance.

Beggin served five years under former head coach Yvonne Sanchez. In addition to two years as an assistant coach, Beggin spent two years as the team’s video coordinator and one as director of operations.

Prior to all of that, Beggin spent one season as a graduate assistant at South Dakota State University, where she earned a master’s degree.

During her four seasons playing at New Mexico, Beggin scored 1,423 career points and grabbed 450 rebounds. She became just the third Lobo to reach the 1,000-point plateau as a junior. Beggin was named all-conference three times and also earned academic all-conference and conference scholar athlete awards three times each. She was named team MVP following her junior and senior seasons.

Between the time Sanchez was fired and Beggin took the compliance position, Beggin served as the interim head coach. This took place after the season was completed so she didn’t coach in any games but she was in charge of the day-to-day offseason operations of the program.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.








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