Tiger exit: Michaelis, Hein step down from Tiger coaching roles
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield High School’s longtime girls’ basketball coach is stepping down. Heidi Michaelis announced last week she is resigning after 17 seasons as the Tigers’ head coach.
Michaelis says her focus will be her children. Her daughter Caitlin is a senior guard for Minnesota-Crookston and her son Grant is at the University of Minnesota. Her youngest, Maddie, will be a sophomore on this year’s Tiger squad. Heidi said she had a thought about coaching through Maddie’s tenure with the team, but feels now is the right time to step away, so she can watch her children play.
Michaelis steps down as the winningest coach for any sport at Marshfield High School. During her 17-year run, Heidi compiled a record of 305-103. Michaelis recorded nine 20-win seasons, and 15 winning seasons. Only twice did Heidi’s teams finish below .500 – her first season, 2001-02, and her last season, that ended in March. She also won eight Wisconsin Valley Conference titles, and she led the Tigers to four state tournament appearances. Heidi also coached 13 of Marshfield’s top 20 all-time leading scorers – including four of the top five and the all-time leading scorer Taylor Varsho.
Marshfield Athletic Director Nathan Delaney says the respect the girls’ teams have had over Heidi’s tenure should attract a quality candidate to the program.
Head Tiger wrestling coach Jackson Hein is also leaving Marshfield. Hein is returning to his alma mater, Wausau West, to become the athletic director. Hein headed the Tiger wrestling program for four seasons. During that time, Hein’s teams captured consecutive Wisconsin Valley Conference titles the past two seasons. This past season, Hein led Marshfield to the state team wrestling tournament for the first time since 2003.