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Heath Schroyer Staff Bio | Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

Heath Schroyer
Department
Men's Basketball

Career Highlights

  • Helped BYU rebuild from a one-win team in 1996-97 to win MWC regular season and tournament titles in 2000-01
  • As an assistant coach at Wyoming 2001-02, helped the Cowboys reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1987-88
  • As head coach of Portland State, led the Vikings to 19 wins and the Big Sky Conference title in 2004-05, Portland State's first league title in any men's sport
  • In 2008-09, coached Wyoming to a postseason appearance in the CBI
  • At UNLV was named one of the nation's top 15 assistants twice in three seasons
  • Helped UNLV land four McDonald's All-Americans and two top 10 recruiting classes in three seasons
  • Led UT-Martin to back-to-back 20-win seasons and back-to-back appearances in the CIT
  • At UT-Martin was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year and a finalist for mid-major Coach of the Year in 2014-15

Coaching Experience

  • NC State Assistant Head Coach (2016-17)
  • UT-Martin Head Coach (2014-16)
  • UNLV Assistant Coach (2011-14)
  • Wyoming Head Coach (2007-11)
  • Fresno State Associate Head Coach (2005-07)
  • Portland State Head Coach (2002-05)
  • Wyoming Assistant Coach (2001-02)
  • BYU Assistant Coach (1997-01)
  • Fresno CC Assistant Coach (1996-97)

Education

  • Bachelor's in liberal studies, Armstrong Atlantic State (1995)
  • Master's in institutional leadership, National University (1996)

Personal/Family

  • Wife: Kim Ortega
  • Children: Two children from a previous marriage
Heath Schroyer

Heath Schroyer joined the BYU men's basketball coaching staff in May 2017 and brought 20 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level. Prior to BYU, Schroyer was the assistant head coach under Mark Gottfried at NC State in 2016-17. A respected recruiter and former head coach, Schroyer began his coaching career at Fresno Community College before a four-year stint as an assistant coach at BYU from 1997-01.

As a member of Steve Cleveland’s staff at BYU, Schroyer coached alongside Rose and helped rebuild the Cougar program from a one-win team in 1996-97 to Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament champions in 2000-01.

Following BYU, Schroyer was an assistant for one season at Wyoming. In that season with the Cowboys, Schroyer helped Wyoming receive their first NCAA tournament bid in 14 years.

In 2002, Schroyer was hired as head coach at Portland State. At the time of his hiring, Schroyer was 30 years old, the second youngest NCAA Division I head coach in the nation. His Portland State team improved from five wins in his first season to 19 wins and a Big Sky Conference title in his last. 

Schroyer also had head coaching stints at Wyoming from 2007-11 and UT-Martin 2014-16. While with the Cowboys, Schroyer led Wyoming to a College Basketball Invitational (CBI) bid in 2009, the program’s first postseason appearance since 2003.

When he was hired as head coach at UT-Martin in 2014, Schroyer inherited an eight-win team. In two seasons, Schroyer guided the Skyhawks to a 41-28 mark and a pair of appearances in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).

In 2015, Schroyer led UT-Martin to 21 wins and a trip to the CIT semifinals. He was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year and a finalist for the mid-major Coach of the Year. The next season, Schroyer and the Skyhawks won 20 games, were the Ohio Valley Conference West Division champions and advanced to the second round of the CIT.

In addition to his assistant coaching stops at BYU, Wyoming and NC State, Schroyer also served as associate head coach at Fresno State (2005-07) and an assistant at UNLV (2011-14). During his three seasons at UNLV, Schroyer helped the Runnin’ Rebels win 71 games, including seven over ranked opponents. His value as a recruiter was on full display at UNLV as he helped the Runnin’ Rebels land four McDonald’s All-Americans and two recruiting classes ranked in the top 10 nationally. Schroyer was twice named ranked among the top 15 assistants in the nation in his three years at UNLV.

Schroyer prepped at the prestigious DeMatha High in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he played for legendary coach Morgan Wootten. He earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Armstrong Atlantic State in 1995 and his master’s degree in institutional leadership from National University in 1996.

A native of Walkersville, Maryland, Schroyer married Kim Ortega in May of 2014. He has two children from a previous marriage.