It didn’t take long for Mychael Heuer and Curtis Norwood to reunite.
Shortly after announcing the hiring of Norwood as new men’s basketball coach at South Puget Sound Community College, the Clippers today announce the hiring of Heuer to take the helm of the women’s program. Both were assistant coaches on the women’s team at The Evergreen State College last season.
Heuer spent the last eight seasons at Evergreen, but brings in more than 20 years of coaching experience to a Clipper team that went 13-10 overall last season (9-7 in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges’ West Division play), narrowly missing the NWAACC playoffs in a tiebreaker with Highline. That squad featured a mix of sophomores and freshman, leaving both holes to fill but also returning a core of veterans. He replaces former women’s coach Dee Dee Horton. Horton spent six years with the Clippers.
Still active at Evergreen, Heuer is TESC’s acting Director of Career Development and an adjunct faculty member. As a result, Heuer has a strong reputation for working with student-athletes.
“He is committed to excellence and encourages his student-athletes to maintain high standards in the classroom and on the court,” South Puget Sound Athletic Director Pam Charpentier said.
Hueur has bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco (2000) and a Masters of Education degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington (2007). He resides in Olympia with his wife Monica and son Alexander.