In May, Andy Bucheit became the 19th head coach in the 106-year history of men’s basketball at the Heidelberg.
Bucheit joins Heidelberg after serving as an assistant coach at Marietta College for five seasons. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2012. He was a member of the Marietta coaching staff that took the Pioneers from last place to first place in three seasons. He served as the recruiting coordinator and was the head junior varsity coach.
“The chance to lead the Heidelberg basketball program in the competitive OAC is a huge thrill,” said Bucheit. “My goal is to create an environment where our student-athletes relentlessly pursue a competitive edge in all aspects of their lives.”
As a student-athlete, Bucheit was a four-year letterman at Wittenberg University, where he finished with 951 career points. During his time at Wittenberg, the Tigers won two North Coast Athletic Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament three times.
Prior to his stint at Marietta, Bucheit was a graduate assistant at Ashland University, where he earned a master’s degree in sport education.
“Our plan is to get basketball at Heidelberg, a program with a tradition of excellence, back in the national spotlight,” said Bucheit.
Personal: Bucheit and his wife Melissa have one son, Oliver … Attended La Salle High School in Cincinnati … Last name is pronounced boo-high.
Photo courtesy of Larry Kave