The Evergreen State College promoted Jennifer Schooler to head women’s basketball coach on Thursday, removing the interim coach tag she’d held since February following the resignation of 13-year coach Monica Heuer.
Schooler was Heuer’s assistant coach the past three seasons and in 2004-05. Her previous head-coaching duties include Edmonds Community College (2008-11) and was the girls head coach at Deer Park High School near Spokane in 2003-04.
Schooler, a Wenatchee native, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Idaho, where she ranks fifth in career assists for women’s basketball.
Evergreen athletic director Matt Newman said Schooler distinguished herself among an impressive group of finalists.
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“After we saw how well she served as our interim head coach,” he said, “I couldn’t be happier to have Jen leading our women’s basketball program in a permanent role.”
Schooler takes over an Evergreen program that went 14-12 overall in 2013-14 and advanced to the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament.
“I’m looking forward to the team’s growth and my growth,” she said. “I’m committed to helping guide our student-athletes to be great both on and off the court.”
Heuer, who coached the Geoducks since 2001, resigned to focus her efforts on her assistant athletic director duties at the college.
SMU CHARGING ADMISSION FOR SOCCER
Saint Martin’s announced it will charge for admission for all men’s and women’s home soccer matches starting this fall.
Game-day tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, military members and non-Saint Martin’s students, and children 11 and younger are free.
Saint Martin’s already charges admission for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.