Jankovic and Cowgill Fill Out Ladies Basketball Staff
Monday, September 25, 2006

Bojan Jankovic

K.C. Cowgill

SHREVEPORT—Centenary head women’s basketball coach Steve Curtis has announced the hiring of Bojan Yankovic and K.C. Cowgill as assistant women’s coaches. Both newcomers start immediately and are the first hirings for Curtis since taking over the Ladies basketball program over the summer.


Jankovic comes to Centenary after serving as the assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of the Ozarks where he helped the team to the program’s most conference wins in a single season (14).  He has also coached as a student assistant at Texas A&M-Commerce in addition to being an assistant coach and head coach for professional teams in Serbia and Montenegro. He enjoyed a professional playing career in Serbia and Russia and played college ball at Mount Senario College (Wisc.).


“Bojan brings a great deal of professional and international experience to our squad,” said Curtis. “He is a terrific young coach and we are fortunate to have him with us.”


Cowgill arrives in Shreveport directly from the University of Nebraska-Kearney where she was a graduate assistant with the women’s basketball team. She was also an assistant coach at Kickapoo High School (Mo.). Prior to her coaching career she was an outstanding basketball player at both the University of Nebraska and Missouri State. In 2004, Cowgill was the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year while finishing second in the nation in 3-point percentage. A year later, she ranked first in the NCAA in the same category in helping her team to the WNIT National Championship.


“I’m excited to have K.C. join us at Centenary,” said Curtis. “She was an outstanding leader as a player and I have no doubt she will be the same as a coach.”


“I am grateful to have both Bojan and K.C. in our program. Both have been winners throughout their careers and equally important, both are quality individuals that will be assets to the Centenary and Shreveport-Bossier communities,” said Curtis.


Curtis and the Ladies will tip-off their season at home on November 11th when they welcome Texas-Pan American to the Gold Dome.