Georgeff succeeds Worth as Tigers’ coach

by Greg Ceilley
of The Review staff


WADE GEORGEFF, shown instructing the Howards Grove girls basketball team in a game this past season, was named the new HG head boys basketball coach. Georgeff was an assistant coach for his wife, Heidi (shown left), on the Tiger girls team in recent years. – Photo by Terry Schaller WADE GEORGEFF, shown instructing the Howards Grove girls basketball team in a game this past season, was named the new HG head boys basketball coach. Georgeff was an assistant coach for his wife, Heidi (shown left), on the Tiger girls team in recent years. – Photo by Terry Schaller HOWARDS GROVE – Wade Georgeff, with several years of coaching experience in Howards Grove High School’s boys and girls basketball programs, was named the Tigers’ new head boys basketball coach last week.

Georgeff replaces Eric Worth who took the head boys basketball job at Sheboygan North recently. Worth guided the Tigers the past three seasons, including Division 4 sectional title games in 2015 and 2016, and two straight conference championships. Worth replaces Tom Desotell who had a long, very successful career at North.

“I’m excited to coach in the community I live in. Howards Grove is a great community filled with really good people that are passionate and supportive of their kids and athletics,” said Georgeff whose wife, Heidi, is the Tiger girls head basketball coach.

“There are a lot of great student-athletes here that work hard and know what it takes to be successful.”

Wade Georgeff, 34, was a standout basketball player at Oostburg High School and Marian University in Fond du Lac. He graduated from Oostburg in 2000 where he was on the All-Central Lakeshore Conference first team in 1999 and 2000. As a freshman he helped lead Marian to its first NCAA Division III playoff game and was named to the conference’s all-freshman team.

He was an assistant coach in the HG girls program the past nine years (including three as the head junior varsity coach), working with his wife during that period. The Tigers earned a D-4 state berth in 20012 and have won regional titles the past two seasons. He was an assistant boys coach for the Tigers from 2003-2006 (two as the head JV coach).

Wade looks forward to the challenge of trying to keep the Tigers’ successful program going. HG was 21-5 overall this past season and won the inaugural Big East Conference’s regular-season and tournament crowns (going 13-0 in the BEC regular season).

“Coach Worth did a tremendous job with these kids and this program. Building off of that is what I will do,” he said.

“It’s important I get in touch and start working with the players now to help speed up the transition process. I need to evaluate what we have and put the players in the right spots to succeed.

“I’m very excited for this coming season. Even after losing that many seniors to graduation, we should still be a very competitive team,” said the new Tiger coach.

Wade pointed out his biggest assets as a coach.

“The knowledge and experience I’ve gained as a player and coach. I’ve played and coached in some pretty big games. I’ve also learned the game from some pretty good coaches along the way – Kent Markham, Kevin Bruggink, Chris Schroeder, Mark Boyle and of course my wife, Heidi,” he said.

“I can also relate well with the student-athletes and break things down in a manner which is easy to comprehend.”

Wade explained his main coaching philosophy.

“Fundamentally sound and disciplined defense is always my No. 1 goal. Offensively, I like to push the ball down the floor – trying to score in transition – but playing under control at all times,” he said.

“The big picture – I think everyone on the team is equally important, from your leading scorer to the kids on the bench. Everyone’s role is important and will be treated so.”


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