COLLEGE STATION -- Karen Heintz has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at A&M Consolidated High School, Director of Athletics Jim Slaughter announced on Monday.
“Karen has a wealth of basketball knowledge,” Slaughter said. “She is also known for modeling and teaching healthy, competitive attitudes to prepare students for many aspects of life.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach at A&M Consolidated,” Heintz said. “I have enjoyed my time at North Zulch and will miss it dearly, but I have always admired and respected the quality of the College Station Independent School District. This place has excellent athletic and academic traditions, and I will do my part to build on it.”
In 24 years as a head coach, Heintz has accumulated 503 wins. She has coached 25 student-athletes who have earned athletic scholarships, 16 Academic All-State performers and eight Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-Stars. Her teams have won five district championships and appeared in three regional tournaments.
For the last four seasons, Heintz served as the North Zulch head coach and athletic director. Prior to her stint in North Zulch, Heintz coached one year at Giddings High School.
She is best known for her 10-years at the Woodlands High School in Conroe from 1995-2005. During that span, the Lady Highlanders averaged 20 wins a season, won a pair of district championships, advanced to the state playoffs six times and were regional semifinalists in 2004.
Prior to The Woodlands, Heintz was the head basketball coach at Washington Junior High School in Conroe from 1989-1995. Her teams also won three district championships and appeared in two regional tournaments while she was serving her first stretch as Giddings head coach from 1981-1989.
Heintz was also a decorated player, earning the second women’s full athletic scholarship to Baylor in 1975. She lettered three years as a forward in basketball and as a catcher in softball for the Lady Bears. She is a member of the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame and the All-Time All-Southwest Conference Basketball Team. In 1974, she led the Conroe High School women’s basketball team to a state runner-up finish.
Following her collegiate career, she played professionally for the Houston Angels in the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WPBL), earning a spot on the All-Star Team and the league’s Defensive MVP. The Angels won the inaugural league championship in 1979.
2010: A&M Consolidated High School, Head Coach
2006-2010: North Zulch High School, Head Coach
2005-2006: Giddings High School, Head Coach
1995-2005: The Woodlands High School, Head Coach
1989-1995: Washington Junior High School (Conroe), Head Coach
1981-1989: Giddings High School, Head Coach
1980-1981: Baylor University, Graduate Assistant Coach
1978-1979: Travis Junior High School (Conroe), Head Coach
Conroe High School, 1974 (Graduated with Honors)
Baylor, 1978 (B.S. in Education)
Baylor, 1981 (M.S. in Education)
Conroe High School, 1971-1974
Houston Angels, Women’s Professional Basketball League (WPBL), 1978-1980
Born:~ August 1, 1956
Children:~ Kimberly (35), Jason (27) and Kyle (25)
Grandchildren: Morgan (15), Sarah (8) and Rylee (4)