Heather Kearney

Former Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach
High Point University



2017 – 2019: Associate Head Coach, High Point University

2015 – 2017: Associate Head Coach, Coastal Carolina University

2009 – 2014: Associate Head Coach, Appalachian State University

2008 – 2009: Head Coach, California University of PA

2000 – 2008: Associate Head Coach (04-08)/Assistant Coach, California University of PA

1999 – 2000: Graduate Assistant Coach, Slippery Rock University

1995 – 1999: Player/Team Captain (96-99), Slippery Rock University


2003: Slippery Rock University, Masters, Counseling

1999: Slipper Rock University, Bachelors, Sport Management


Hometown: Harrisville, PA

Career Highlights

Selected to participate in the 2019 WBCA/Women Leaders in College Sports NEXT UP program

From 2017 to 2019, helped lead High Point to a 39-23 (.629) overall and 25-11 (.694) Big South record, as well as the program’s first post-season berth (WNIT) in five seasons in 2018-19

In 2018-19, assisted High Point to most single-wins (t-22) in the program’s Division I history

High Point’s scoring offense finished ranked 1st in the Big South in 2018-19

Helped lead Appalachian State to the 2009-10 WBI Championship

From 2009 to 2014, helped lead Appalachian State to a 108-53 (.671) overall and 71-27 (.724) Southern Conference record, four 20+ win seasons, two Southern Conference Regular Season Championships, and four post-season berths, rebuilding a program that had only had one winning season in the 12 seasons prior to her arrival

In 2011-12, assisted Appalachian State to the most single-season wins (27) in program history (breaking the record of 25, which was set the season prior)

As a Division I Assistant Coach, has recruited and coached 20 all-conference team selections, as well as two Players of the Year and one Freshman of the Year

2008-09 PSAC Coach of the Year

In 2008-09, led California University of PA to a 29-5 (.853) overall and 13-1 (.929) PSAC record, PSAC Regular Season Championship, PSAC Western Division Championship, and NCAA Tournament berth (Elite 8)

Helped lead Cal U of PA to the 2003-04 NCAA Division II National Championship

From 2000 to 2008, assisted Cal U of PA to four PSAC Regular Season Championships, six PSAC Western Division Championships, four PSAC Tournament Championships, and seven NCAA Tournament berths

A 2010 inductee into the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame, is the all-time leading scorer and second-leading rebounder in program history

Head Coach Record