Northwest Missouri State has announced that Buck Scheel as head coach of the Bearcat women’s basketball team. The announcement comes after a nationwide search that included over 100 applicants.
“During Buck’s two and a half months as interim head coach, it was very evident that he had the qualities that we were looking for in our head women’s basketball coach,” said Northwest Missouri State A.D. Mel Tjeerdsma. “I am excited about the culture that he has already begun to establish with our team. There’s no doubt that we have the right person to lead our women’s basketball program back to the top of the MIAA.”
Scheel was named interim head coach on Dec. 16, 2015, prior to a road contest against Lincoln University.
“I want to thank Mel Tjeerdsma, the Northwest administration team and the department of athletics for this opportunity,” Scheel said. “I felt we made some major strides in the second half of our season and I’m excited to get the chance to continue building off of the strong base that we worked hard to establish.