Hartford Hires Girls Basketball Coach

  • Natalie Patriquin, of Hartford, folds her hands in prayer while waiting to sub into the fourth quarter of the VPA Unified basketball game with Mill River with teammates Steven Neily, left, Keri Mason, second from left, and Dalton Lemay, back right, at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Coach Heidi Bushway is at right. Hartford won 38 - 37 in overtime. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

White River Junction — Heidi Bushway has been hired as Hartford High’s next girls basketball coach, athletic director Jeff Moreno announced on Thursday.

Bushway replaces Troy Guerin, who in June stepped down after two seasons. Bushway is the Hurricanes’ seventh coach in eight years.

Bushway coached Haartford’s junior varsity and varsity unified hoops teams for the last three seasons She is a 1985 graduate of Hartford High, where she played basketball all four years.

Her daughter, Megan, just graduated from Hartford last year and her twin sons, Daniel and Alex, are entering their sophomore year at HHS. Bushway is employed by Dartmouth College in the athletic department.

Hartford’s succession of coaches began following the 2011-12 season when Steve Landon took over the Canes’ boys program. Ed Kehoe joined up for the 2012-13 season but was diagnosed with cancer and stepped down to concentrate on treatments. Kehoe was replaced by Bill Soule in 2013-14, then Chris Cook in 2014-15 before Guerin was hired in 2015. Dave Davis served as an interim coach during the 2015-16 season while Guerin tended to his ailing father.

Guerin led Hartford to a 19-24 record, including a .500 campaign (11-11) this past winter that included a home postseason contest for the first time since 2013.