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. 

Corky McMullen, Head Men's Coach

McMullen, the ninth coach in the 49-year history of Houghton men’s basketball, is a 2007 Houghton graduate and most recently served as director of basketball operations at NCAA Division I Rutgers University under head coach Eddie Jordan. He worked a total of six seasons at Rutgers, including one year as director of basketball operations, one year as director of player development and four seasons as the coordinator of basketball operations/video.

“Coach McMullen has squeezed a lot of experience into his career so far, and we are excited to welcome him back to Houghton to lead our men’s basketball program,” said Athletic Director H. “Skip” Lord. “His experiences at both the Division III and Division I levels and the skills he brings in recruiting and player development will have an immediate impact on our program.  He also understands Houghton and the value we place on sports ministry, discipleship and academic mentoring.