Heffern heading to Fort Scott

Iola native Clint Heffern was recently named the new head basketball coach at Fort Scott High after three years at St. Mary's-Colgan.



April 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Clint Heffern gives his St. Mary’s-Colgan players directions during a timeout this season. Heffern has secured a position to be the head basketball coach at Fort Scott High Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Three years as an assistant coach at St. Mary’s-Colgan middle and high school helped prepare former Iolan Clint Heffern for a head coaching position. 

On Monday, Fort Scott High School announced Heffern would be taking over its boys basketball program next season. Heffern said he had learned of the position near the end of last year, and was immediately intrigued by the prestige built by previous coach, Jeff DeLaTorre. 

“I’m extremely excited, and I have to keep pinching myself because it doesn’t seem real,” Heffern said. “To be having this opportunity at such a great place like Fort Scott, that has built such a great reputation and has tradition… I’m just extremely excited.”

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