Washburn announces addition to staff of the Lady Blues basketball team

TOPEKA, Kan. — Washburn Lady Blues head basketball coach Ron McHenry has announced that Jim Biggs has been hired as the assistant coach for the program.


“Jim has a great passion for the game,” McHenry said. “He brings 19 years of coaching experience from AAU ranks and has a great understanding of the game and an intensity to coaching. He’s sent numerous players from his AAU team to play college basketball at both the Division I and II levels and he will be an outstanding addition to the staff.”


Biggs was a three-time honorable mention all-CSIC pick at Emporia State where he scored 1,002 points in 115 career games from 1982 to 1986 for the Hornets averaging 8.7 points per game. He currently ranks 23rd on the ESU scoring chart and finished his career 13th on the all-time chart. He also recorded 662 career rebounds which is eighth on the ESU career chart and was sixth when he ended his career.


“I’m excited to join the Washburn program,” Biggs said. “I have always admired his coaching style and the way his teams have played.”


Biggs received his bachelor of arts in business administration from ESU in 1986 and graduated from Washburn’s Law school with his JD degree in 1989.