Graham Bousley

Washington, D.C.

George Washington

College Coach

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Bousley is in his first season at GW after spending the last three seasons on head coach Jamion Christian’s staffs at Siena and Mount St. Mary’s, and boasts seven years of collegiate coaching experience under the likes of Bo Ryan, Shaka Smart and Mike Rhoades. He serves as offensive coordinator at GW. “Graham has been a vital part of our success at both Mount St. Mary's and Siena,” said Christian. “You always want to work with people who are high achievers and who attack challenges without fear. That is exactly who Graham has always been. His understanding of our offense and how we can attack opposing teams will help us climb to the top of the A-10.” Bousley has a proven track record of developing players. At Siena, he helped recruit and develop Jalen Pickett, who was named the 2018-19 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and became the first freshman in program history to earn National Association of Basketball Coaches District 1 First Team honors. Pickett averaged 15.8 points, 6.7 assists and 2.0 steals, ranking second nationally among first-years in the latter two categories. As a team, the Saints ranked eighth nationally in fewest turnovers per game and set the school record with 288 made 3-pointers. Bousley was instrumental in helping Junior Robinson earn Northeast Conference Player of the Year honors in 2017-18 at Mount St. Mary’s after he averaged 22.0 points and 4.8 assists. In 2016-17, Bousley’s first season at the Mount, Elijah Long increased his scoring from 5.6 to 15.0 per game and was named first team All-NEC. In his two seasons at Mount St. Mary’s, Bousley helped guide the Mount to 38 overall wins including a 26-10 (.722) mark in NEC play. The Mount captured both the NEC Regular Season and Tournament Championships during his first season on staff in 2016-17, culminating with an NCAA Tournament appearance and First Four victory over New Orleans. Bousley helped steer Mount St. Mary's to an 18-14 overall record including a tied-for-second place finish in the NEC with a 12-6 league mark in 2017-18. Under his offensive direction, the Mount led the NEC in made threes per game (10.1) and three-point field goal percentage (.379), marks which ranked 19th and 49th nationally, respectively. The Mountaineers also led the conference in assists (14.0) and ranked 56th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.27). Prior to his stint at Mount St. Mary’s, Bousley was the Director of Basketball Operations at Rice University (2014-16) under Mike Rhoades, after first entering the ranks as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (2012-14) under Shaka Smart. VCU made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances while amassing 53 wins during his two seasons on staff. A 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering and history, Bousley served as the head student manager of the men's basketball team during his senior season for Bo Ryan's Badgers. He also earned his master’s degree from VCU’s center for sport leadership. A native of Los Angeles, he played his high school basketball at Campbell Hall where he was a teammate of NBA stars Jrue and Justin Holliday, and posted a 91-7 (.929) overall record highlighted by a pair of state championships over his three varsity seasons on the squad.


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Graham Bousley


Graham Bousley