Frank Haist is beginning his first season as an assistant coach at UCCS after an 18-year high school coaching career in Colorado and Texas.
Haist was the Head Girls Basketball Coach at the Vanguard School in the last three seasons, he was a two-time Colorado Springs Gazette 3A Girls Coach of the Year. He led the Coursers to the state consolation championships last season and to a pair of regional championships. Vanguard also won the Black Forest League Championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2011-12. Haist went 59-17 in his three seasons.
He spent his first 12 seasons coaching boys basketball in Texas and Colorado, and six seasons coaching girls basketball in Colorado.
Haist is a 1987 graduate of Tarleton State with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UCCS in 2003.