Monday , Apr , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Portland State’s Schroyer resigns

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – Portland State head basketball coach Heath
Schroyer has decided to leave the school to take an associate head coaching
position at Fresno State.

Schroyer will work for his coaching mentor and good friend Steve Cleveland.
Schroyer was an assistant to Cleveland at Fresno City College (1996-97) and
Brigham Young University (1997-2001).

Schroyer led the Vikings to their first-ever Big Sky Conference regular
season title in 2004-05. PSU was 19-9 overall — its most wins as a
Division I program — and 11-3 in the Big Sky Conference. The Vikings lost to
Weber State in the conference tournament semifinals, missing out on an
NCAA Tournament appearance.

In his three seasons, Schroyer compiled a 35-47 record. The Vikings were 5-22
in his first season (2002-03), improved to 11-16 in 2003-04, then to 19-9 in
2004-05. PSU was the most improved team in the Big Sky Conference in each of
the last two years, increasing its win total by six last year, then eight this

“This has been in the works for the last week and we are prepared to move very
quickly on hiring a new coach,” said Portland State athletics director Tom
Burman. “Three years ago when we hired Heath, we had very little to sell to
prospective coaches. That is not the case today. This will be a very
attractive job for potential candidates.”