Evergreen Selects Malroy to Lead Men’s Basketball Program

OLYMPIA, Wash. – After a nationwide search, The Evergreen State College has selected Tim Malroy as the fifth head men’s basketball coach in school history.

“We were blessed with a very large number of applicants, and we had an outstanding finalist pool.  Tim emerged from that strong field as the best fit for Evergreen,” said Matt Newman, Director of Recreation and Athletics. “He’s a seasoned and successful coach and educator, and we look forward to him mentoring our student-athletes and building a competitive men’s basketball program.”

Malroy. a 1985 graduate of Olympia High School,  comes to Evergreen from Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., where he has served as head men’s basketball coach since 2004-05.  Prior to GRCC, he was the head women’s coach at South Puget Sound Community College for three seasons.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the men’s basketball program at Evergreen,” said Malroy. “I intend to bring in athletes that want to compete and sacrifice for their team, students that want to learn and better their future, and young men who are community conscious and servant leaders. I am excited to come back home and begin a new chapter in my life and career. Dig Deep Geoducks!”

A 1989 graduate of Western Washington University, Malroy played for Brad Jackson from 1985-87 before earning his Bachelor of Arts in psychology.  He later earned his Master of Science in sports psychology in 2000 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in sport and performance psychology through Grand Canyon University.

He is expected to start at Evergreen in early June. The Geoducks went 4-21 in 2013-14, finishing in a tie for ninth place in the Cascade Conference with a record of 3-15.

“My sincerest thanks to Monica Heuer and the entire search committee, they put in a lot of hours and provided excellent feedback on all of the candidates,” added Newman.

Class of 2014 Inducted into Evergreen Hall of Fame

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On a night that honored all the achievements within The Evergreen State College Department of Recreation and Athletics, the Geoducks inducted the second class of the Recreation and Athletics Hall of Fame.

Joining the inaugural class of 2012 were US Soccer paralympian Josh Blue, former men’s basketball player Troy Torbert and former men’s soccer coach Arno Zoske.

Josh Blue ‘01

A member of the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team that competed in Athens, Greece, Josh is a 2001 graduate of The Evergreen State College.  He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC’s reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season.

Troy Torbert ‘99

The first All-American in Evergreen basketball history, Troy transferred to Evergreen prior to the 1997-98 season from Cornell University.  In his first season with the Geoducks, he was named First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-America.  He remained at Evergreen as an assistant coach for the 1998-99 season, graduating that spring.

Arno Zoske

The second head coach in Evergreen men’s soccer history, Arno arrived on campus following a journey that should be on the big screen.  Born in 1939, his family escaped Eastern Germany and eventually immigrated to the United State in 1956.  He served as athletic trainer for the University of Notre Dame basketball team under Digger Phelps before moving to Washington to start a soccer coaching career. After stints at Tacoma CC and Pacific Lutheran, he arrived at Evergreen in 1983, earning 93 wins in 12 seasons at the helm of the Geoducks.

In addition to the hall of fame inductions, the Geoducks also handed out a number of awards, including Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

Sophomore high jumper Anthony Johnson (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS) was named Male Athlete of the Year after earning a pair of All-American honors.  He placed fifth at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships before earning a runner-up finish last week at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  He also became the first individual Cascade Conference champion in school history, winning both the high jump and long jump at the CCC Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Senior women’s basketball player Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS)  earned Female Athlete of the Year honors after earning First Team All-CCC honors. Clark led the Geoducks in scoring with 15.0 points per game and added 115 assists to her now-school record total of 290.  She finished her three-year career at Evergreen with 969 points.

Evergreen Men’s Basketball Coach Arvin Mosley Resigns

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Evergreen’s Director of Recreation & Athletics Matt Newman has accepted the resignation of head men’s basketball coach Arvin Mosley.

“We appreciate Arvin’s student-centered approach to coaching, thank him for his hard work the past four seasons, and wish him well as he moves on to pursue other opportunities,” said Newman.

“I’m honored to have been a part of the Evergreen family for the last six years,” said Mosley.  “I want to thank Dr. Endress and Dr. Purce for the opportunity and I look forward to the next chapter of my life.”

A national search to fill the position permanently will begin in the near future and information will be available on the Evergreen Human Resources website.

Heuer named CCC Coach of the Year, Clark First-Team All-CCC

LA GRANDE, Ore. – After leading the Evergreen Geoducks to one of the top seasons in school history, outgoing women’s basketball head coach Monica Heuer will have one more plaque to decorate her administrative office as she has been named 2013-14 Cascade Conference Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday morning.

In addition to the recognition for Heuer, who is stepping away from the bench after 13 years leading the Geoducks, senior guard Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS/Edmonds CC) has been named All-CCC after earning honorable mention honors as a junior.

Heuer was honored by her colleagues around the conference after guiding Evergreen to a fifth-place finish in the regular season standings after being picked ninth in the preseason poll.  The Geoducks fell to eventual runner-up Southern Oregon in the first round of the CCC Championships presented by U.S. Bank but the impression left was large enough to earn the honor for the 13-year coach.

Clark earned first-team honors after leading the Geoducks in scoring with 15.0 ppg.  She also added 115 assists to her now school-record total of 290.  She finished her three-year career at Evergreen with 969 points to her name after playing her first collegiate season at Edmonds Community College.

Also honored for the Geoducks were senior Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Skagit Valley CC) and junior Brittany Gray (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge HS/Skagit Valley CC), who both earned Honorable Mention honors.

Eastern Oregon’s Brittney Newcomb was named CCC Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring at 22.8 ppg.  Corban’s Tara Vanweerdhuizen was named CCC Defender of the Year for the second straight season while Oregon Tech’s Ashley Vandenbrink was named Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches.

2013-14 All-Cascade Conference Women’s Basketball Team

Heuer Era Ends as Geoducks Fall to SOU, 80-70, in CCC First Round

ASHLAND, Ore. – Senior Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS/Edmonds CC) put up a team-high 22 points and senior Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Skagit Valley CC) earned the double-double but the Evergreen Geoducks couldn’t advance in the conference tournament, falling to the Southern Oregon Raiders, 80-70, in the first round of the Cascade Conference Women’s Basketball Championships presented by U.S. Bank.

The Geoducks battled early as the teams traded the lead four times in the opening half as both squads looks evenly matched.  After Brittany Gray (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge HS/Skagit Valley CC) sunk a pair of free throws with 3:30 remaining in the first half, Southern Oregon would shut Evergreen out the rest of the way, just a 7-0 run to end the period and take a 37-28 lead into the break.

In the second half, the Geoducks cut the deficit to just three points less than two minutes in but after a Southern Oregon timeout, the Raiders used their size to go on a 12-0 run and push the lead to 15 points at 49-34 with 14:25 left to play.  The Geoducks fought back and pulled the differential back into single digits on a number of occasions but in the end, it was simply too much to overcome as Southern Oregon advance in the tournament with an 80-70 win.

The loss ends the 13-year career of Evergreen head coach Monica Heuer, who announced earlier this month that this season would be her last leading the Geoducks.  Assistant coach Jennifer Schooler takes over as interim head coach as Heuer will move into a full-time administrative role, continuing her position as assistant athletic director.

Evergreen was led by the 22 points from Clark, who was nine-of-24 from the field in her final collegiate game as she ended her career with 969 points in three seasons as a Geoduck, also chalking up a school-record 290 assists.  Denmon added 12 points to go with 14 rebounds as the 5-6 guard earned her fourth double-double of the season.  LaNiecia Weatherspoon (Seattle, Wash./Garfield HS/Yakima Valley CC) added 10 points off the bench but was whistled for five turnovers on the night.

Southern Oregon was led by 30 points from Autumn Durand.  Ashley Clausen added 14 points while Cambie Edwards put up 13 points in the win.  Reigning conference player of the week Allison Gida was held to just two points but she did her damage on the glass, bringing down 12 rebounds as SOU held a 56-41 rebounding advantage.  With the win, the Raiders advance to the CCC semifinals on Friday where they will play at top-seed Eastern Oregon.

The Geoducks conclude the 2013-14 season with a record of 14-12 overall and 10-8 in CCC play.  The number of wins is second in school history while the season is the most successful in school history in terms of winning percentage at .538.

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