Streeter named Clovis North girls basketball coach
After a seven year coaching absence, Rob Streeter returns to the Bronco sidelines, replacing Heather Long who stepped down after the season to spend more time with family.
Since he last patrolled the basketball sidelines as the boys basketball coach at Clovis North seven years ago, Rob Streeter has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to return to coaching.
And when the girls basketball job at Clovis North opened up, he seized the opportunity with full gusto.
Streeter was confirmed by the Clovis Unified School District board on Wednesday to take over as Girls Basketball Director of Sport. Currently, he’s focusing on assembling his coaching staff, creating a schedule, and getting to know next year’s team.
“For the last seven years I’ve had other opportunities to coach at other schools but the fit wasn’t right,” said Streeter, who will retain his position as the Granite Ridge Athletic Director, the position he’s held for the last seven years. “But about three years ago I told myself that if the right job would open up I would be very interested.
“Words can’t express how excited I am about this opportunity. There’s still that fire and passion in me.”
Streeter was an original member of the Bronco coaching community when the school opened in 2007 and his 2011 team is the only Central Section basketball winner in school history – a 43-33 win over Tulare Union in D2. In fact, he started holding boys basketball practices in the Granite Ridge gym when the school first opened because the high school gym was still under construction.
Steeter started his coaching career in Nevada at Carson High School in 1995 and included stints at Dayton High Douglas High before moving to Clovis.
He replaces Heather Long who stepped down after the season after eight years at the helm to spend more time with her family. Long left with a 147-85 record, including three straight trips to the Central Section championship game in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Retaining his Granite Ridge Athletic Director position was also crucial in the decision and Streeter says his administration has been supportive, a deal breaker for the almost-50 year old.
But it was after a great conversation with Clovis West coach Craig Campbell – who also hails from Nevada – that helped seal the deal, discussing the ins and outs of coaching girls basketball, something he’s never done before.
“It’s great to see Rob return to the sidelines,” Campbell said. “He’s already ingrained in the Clovis North community and brings a wealth of experience and success.”
Streeter will inherit a young roster that includes soon-to-be junior guards Asha Sra and Tayler Pacheco and only one upcoming senior – All-TRAC player Laney Amundsen.
They’ll have to absorb the loss of two four-year players in Rowan Hein and Savannah Tucker, the leading scorer in Clovis Unified history. However, the cupboard is not bare according to Streeter.
The TRAC is generally regarded as the best public high school league in the state headlined by the Broncos, Buchanan, Clovis and Clovis West – a perennial Top 5 state-ranked team with a 2017 CIF Open Division title and No. 1 national ranking on its resume. All four of those schools were last year’s Central Section’s Open Division teams and all were ranked in the top 30 in the state during the 2019-2020 season.
But that just gets Streeter’s competitive juices flowing.
“Part of the lure of coaching is competing against top-notch competition every game,” Streeter says. “The TRAC never has a night off.”