Heath Schroyer returns to BYU basketball as new assistant coach


BYU basketball hired Heath Schroyer as an assistant coach BYU head coach Dave Rose announced Thursday afternoon.

“We’re very excited to have a coach of Heath’s caliber join our staff,” Rose said in a press release. “He will be a great fit with our coaches and players. Heath has had success everywhere he’s been and brings knowledge, experience and a work ethic second to none.”

Schroyer returns to BYU — where he was an assistant basketball coach from 1997–01 — after 20 years of coaching experience in the NCAA Division I level. Most recently, Schroyer served as assistant head coach under Mark Gottfried in 2016-17. He started his college basketball coaching career at Fresno Community College and has worked at nine different colleges: three as a head coach and six as an assistant coach.


Schroyer’s 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)



“I’m very excited to be back at BYU,” Schroyer said in a press release. “Coach Rose and I have remained great friends since working together 20 years ago and I have a great fondness for this program. It was my first Division I job. When this opportunity presented itself, it just felt right. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the players in the program and I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with those guys.”

Under head coach Steve Cleveland, both Rose and Schroyer joined BYU’s basketball staff at the same time 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.



Schroyer prepped at the DeMatha High in Hyattsville, Maryland. 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. Read more on Schroyer at byucougars.com.


Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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