CMU looks to replace women's head basketball coach, Heather Oesterle

Head Coach Heather Oesterle draws up a play during a timeout against Buffalo, Saturday, Feb. 11, in McGuirk Arena.

Following a 6-23 season for Central Michigan women’s basketball, CMU Athletics announced April 6 that head coach Heather Oesterle will no longer lead the team and a search has begun for her replacement. 

In her four years as head coach, Oesterle went 51-64 overall and 35-40 in Mid-American Conference play. 

Oesterele took on the head coaching role in the 2019-20 season where she led the team to a 23-7 finish and MAC regular season champions. In the following year, the Chippewas were crowned the 2021 MAC Tournament Champions. 

However, CMU had two consecutive losing seasons through 2021-23, going 10-48 through the two year stretch. 

Before she was head coach at CMU, Oesterle served nine years under Sue Guevara, with seven of those as the associate head coach. 

Associate head coach Courtney Shelton will serve as the interim head coach until CMU Athletics finds a replacement.