Directors and Coaches
Alicia Mucher, Head Women's Coach
Alicia Mucher took over as head women’s basketball coach at Houghton College in 2012, becoming the 10th coach in the program’s history. As a former Houghton standout, Mucher scored 1,353 points during her Highlander career, while tallying 359 assists, 279 steals, and 161 made three-pointers. When she graduated, her point total ranked No. 2 all-time in Houghton women’s basketball history. She was honored by the Northeast Atlantic Conference as a second team selection in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, earned honorable mention honors in 2001-2002, and was a First Team All-American Mideast Conference honoree following her senior campaign.
Her coaching experience prior to being named head coach spans nine years, beginning at Houghton as women’s basketball assistant coach and head junior varsity coach, and continuing as head coach of two competitive programs in the largest high school division in Colorado. She most recently served as a varsity assistant on the high school level in West Lafayette, Ind. Mucher worked as a coach and counselor at Houghton basketball camps as a player and has continued to return in that role since graduating in 2003. She also holds master of science degree in physical education/exercise and sport science from the University of Central Missouri.
Drew Hannan, Head Men's Coach
Coach Hannan just completed his 3rd year as Head Basketball Coach at Houghton College, after serving as the Assistant Coach for 2 years. During his time at Houghton, he coached two players who are currenly playing professionally overseas. Prior coming to Houghton, Coach Hannan worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Men’s Basketball program at Walsh University in Ohio. The team at Walsh went 26-5 and 28-6 the last two years, winning the AMC Championship and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen of the NAIA’s national tournament both seasons. As part of the staff, Coach Hannan coached three All-American players and three players that are playing professionally. Coach Hannan played basketball at NCAA Division I Youngstown State University and was a member of the 1997-98 team that went 20-9 falling one game short of making an appearance in the NCAA tournament, losing to Valparaiso in the conference championship.