Clippers hire assistant coach Mike Moore to lead women’s program
South Puget Sound Community College will have a familiar face on the bench when the women’s hoops season begins. Assistant coach Mike Moore has been hired to take the reins for the Clippers, succeeding Mychael Heuer, who stepped down in July to focus on his personal health. Moore had been an assistant under Heuer from 2010-13, including a short one-month stint as interim head coach during the 2011-12 season.
Moore, who has also coached at Black Hills and Olympia high schools, said he is excited to take control of the program.
“I am honored, humbled and thankful to again be a part of the South Puget Community College family,” Moore said. “I am a product of all of my past coaches and players who have taught me an incredible amount along the way. I’m eager and excited to help these returning and incoming young women succeed on and off the court. That process starts today. Go Clippers!”
Moore has coached in various capacities for 12 years, and is currently coaching SPSCC’s summer workout program. SPSCC Athletic Director Pam Charpentier said Moore is a perfect fit to take over the squad.
“I am looking forward to working with Coach Moore,” Charpentier said. “He is familiar with the college, the Northwest Athletic Conference and the traditions of playing in the Western Region. Since he worked with our sophomores and incoming freshmen during summer league, it should make the transition for the student-athletes and coach Moore much smoother.”
The Clippers begin the season Nov. 16 at home against the Pacific University junior varsity team.