Schaumburg High School Saxons Have New Head Boys Basketball Coach
Wade Heisler has been named head boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.
Wade Heisler has been named head boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School. Heisler, an assistant coach with the school’s boys basketball team, replaces newly appointed Athletic Director Marty Manning at the helm of the Saxons boys basketball program.
“We are very excited about the energy that Wade brings to our basketball program,” said Schaumburg High School Principal Tim Little. “He is well-known and popular within our school community. Wade is quality person, student-focused, and relates with both student-athletes and parents alike. Wade’s enthusiasm and energy make him a perfect fit for this job.”
Heisler has been teaching physical education at Schaumburg High School since August 2012, and has spent the past three seasons as the Saxons’ varsity assistant boys basketball coach, responsible for daily practice plans and game strategy. He also coordinated the players’ summer skill development program. In addition to basketball, Heisler has served as the school’s spring event coordinator, Student Athletic Advisory sponsor, and assistant badminton coach. He has been instrumental in helping develop a new physical education fitness curriculum featuring yoga classes. Before coming to Schaumburg High School, Heisler spent one year (August 2011 – May 2012) as the head boys basketball coach and teaching physical education at Prairie Central High School in Fairbury, Ill. Prior to that, he was the varsity girls basketball coach from 2008-2011 at Byron High School (Ill.), while teaching physical education at Morgan Elementary School in Byron, during that same time period. While there, his 2009-2010 team was the Big Northern conference, regional, and sectional champions, and he was named IBCA District 10 Coach of the Year.
“Coach Heisler is a great fit for us,” said Schaumburg High School Athletic Director Tim Kirby. “Having served as an assistant coach these past three years helped him gain familiarity with our program and our student-athletes. We’re not only excited about the expertise he brings, but also the enthusiasm he has for basketball and our kids.”
Heisler graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois University in 2008, with a health education endorsement.