The Adams State University women’s basketball team has been busy this offseason with recruiting but their latest move is the hiring of Wade Mortensen as an Assistant Coach.The move was announced on April 12, 2017.
Mortensen enters as a highly decorated prep basketball coach in the southern Colorado area for the past 38 years. His career began at Adams State in 1979 as an assistant under Head Coach Ric Marriot. From there, Mortensen went on to coach in the high school ranks for the next 36 years. His 558 wins are seventh all-time in the state of Colorado for boy’s high school basketball. Mortensen’s teams have 14 elite eight appearances, 10 league titles, and a 2002 state championship while coaching Montezuma-Cortez High School. It served as the school’s first state title since 1962. He has won Coach of the Year honors on 13 occasions and coached 69 All-League players and 25 All-State players.
His coaching career has included stints at Creede High School, Sanford High School, Montezuma-Cortez High School, Alamosa High School, San Juan High School (Utah), and Sangre de Cristo High School.
Mortensen played basketball at Adams State from 1972-76 as a point guard and a three year starter. He is married to Lindy Mortensen, the ASU head volleyball coach who is entering her 13th season. Together, they have five children and nine grandchildren.
Cody Van Ry
Cody joins the Adams State women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season as a graduate assistant. Cody attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas where he played football for 4 years, and was a 2013 conference champion.
He will assist the coaching staff with team development, developmental skills, film study, day-to-day duties, team bonding coordinator, and game promotions.