Chris Heery | Head Coach | Women’s Basketball | Wilkes University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

We are looking for a student athlete who can be successful in the classroom and on the court. We are looking for a player who understands that a team is made up of many different pieces and every piece is important. We want positive parents and passionate athletes.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled? 

I had a senior shooting guard that started every game of her Jr year, but in her senior year, a freshman slowly took away her starting spot. As a coach it was a hard thing to do, but it is the coach’s job to put the best players on the floor. At the end of our regular season, this freshman hit the game winning shot to put us into the NCAA tournament. The senior, who lost her spot to this girl, ran on the floor and carried her off on her shoulders. She understood what the term team is all about.