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Heath Martin Schroyer (born March 15, 1972) is an American college basketball coach, currently the head coach at McNeese State.[1] He has had previous head coaching stops at Portland State University (2002–05), University of Wyoming (2007–11) and University of Tennessee-Martin (2014–16).[2]

Heath Schroyer
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMcNeese State
ConferenceSouthland
Record9–22 (.290)
Biographical details
Born (1972-03-15) March 15, 1972 (age 47)
Walkersville, Maryland
Playing career
1991–1993Kings River CC
1993–1995Armstrong Atlantic State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1997Fresno CC (asst.)
1997–2001BYU (asst.)
2001–2002Wyoming (asst.)
2002–2005Portland State
2005–2007Fresno State (asst.)
2007–2011Wyoming
2011–2014UNLV (asst.)
2014–2016UT Martin
2016–2017NC State (asst. HC)
2017–2018BYU (asst.)
2018–presentMcNeese State
Head coaching record
Overall134–165 (.448)
TournamentsCBI: 0–1
CIT: 4–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Big Sky regular season championship (2002)
OVC West regular season championship (2016)

Playing careerEdit

Schroyer, born in Walkersville, Maryland, played high school basketball under legendary head coach Morgan Wootten at DeMatha Catholic High School. Following high school, he was an All-Conference player at Kings River Community College before playing at Armstrong Atlantic State University, where he graduated in 1995 with a degree in liberal studies.

Coaching careerEdit

Schroyer's coaching career began following graduation when he was an assistant for one year at Kings River, then served as an assistant under Steve Cleveland at Fresno City College. When Cleveland became the coach at Brigham Young University in 1997, Schroyer followed him and spent the next four seasons as an assistant coach there. He became an assistant at the University of Wyoming for the 2001–02 season before being hired as the head coach at Portland State University.

At the time of his hiring, Schroyer was the second-youngest coach in Division I, and his first team at Portland State won just five games. In his third and final season at the school, Schroyer led the Vikings to a 19–9 record, including an 11–3 conference record and a Big Sky Conference championship. Following the season, Schroyer rejoined Cleveland as the associate head coach at Fresno State University.

On February 8, 2011, Schroyer was fired from his head coaching job at the University of Wyoming after starting 8–15 and 1–8 in Mountain West Conference play and a 49–68 record in four years. The final decision on his status at Wyoming came when he threatened not to coach unless he was given a contract extension. In May 2011, newly appointed UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball coach Dave Rice announced that he had signed Schroyer on as an assistant.

Schroyer returned to head coaching when he accepted the position at the University of Tennessee at Martin on March 20, 2014. He stayed with the Skyhawks for two seasons, amassing a 41-28 record before leaving to take an assistant coaching position at North Carolina State under Mark Gottfried. The following season, Schroyer returned to BYU for his second stint as an assistant coach, joining Dave Rose's staff.

On March 15, 2018, Schroyer was named the head men's basketball coach at McNeese State, replacing Dave Simmons.

Head coaching recordEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Portland State Vikings (Big Sky Conference) (2002–2005)
2002–03 Portland State 5–22 3–11 8th
2003–04 Portland State 11–16 5–9 8th
2004–05 Portland State 19–9 11–3 1st
Portland State: 35–47 (.427) 19–23 (.452)
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference) (2007–2011)
2007–08 Wyoming 12–18 5–11 8th
2008–09 Wyoming 19–14 7–9 6th CBI 1st Round
2009–10 Wyoming 10–21 3–13 8th
2010–11 Wyoming 8–15 1–8 (fired)
Wyoming: 49–68 (.419) 16–41 (.281)
UT Martin Skyhawks (Ohio Valley Conference) (2014–2016)
2014–15 UT Martin 21–13 10–6 2nd (West) CIT Semifinals
2015–16 UT Martin 20–15 10–6 T–1st (West) CIT Second Round
Tennessee Martin: 41–28 (.594) 20–12 (.625)
McNeese State Cowboys (Southland Conference) (2018–present)
2018–19 McNeese State 9–22 5–13 12th
McNeese State: 9–22 (.290) 5–13 (.278)
Total: 134–165 (.448)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Heath Schroyer named new Cowboys basketball coach". McNeese State University.
  2. ^ "Tennessee-Martin hires UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer as new head coach". 20 March 2014.

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