SPOKANE -- Heather Bowman, one of the best women’s basketball players to come out of Spokane, and the all-time leading scorer in West Coast Conference history, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University.
“Heather knows the culture of success very well and she brings that to our program,” said head coach Heather Higgs. “She will add an amazing work ethic, passion and knowledge of the game.”
Bowman takes over for Heidi Goicoechea who resigned in March at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season following six years as Whitworth’s assistant coach.
Bowman set the career scoring record Gonzaga University and also broke the West Coast Conference mark with 2,165 points. She was a four-time First Team All-WCC selection and ranks among the top-three all-time among Bulldog players in games played, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made and rebounds.
Before her time at Gonzaga, Bowman went to Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane.
“I have always hoped to give back to the women’s basketball community here in Spokane,” Bowman said. “I have knowledge and a passion for the game that I hope to pass on to the players at Whitworth in the role of mentor and coach.”
Whitworth returns all five starters and nearly the entire roster from 2010-11 when the Pirates finished 11-14 overall and 7-9 in the Northwest Conference.