Garettt Sherman Named Head Women’s Basketball Head Coach at New Mexico Highlands

The New Mexico Highlands Athletics Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Garett Sherman as the Women’s Basketball Head Coach.

Sherman, a native of Cumberland, MD, brings a diversity of college coaching experience from NCAA Division 1 to Junior College, as he began his coaching career at Allegany College (NJCAA) of Maryland in 2006 as the women’s basketball assistant coach. Garett was named as the women’s basketball head coach in 2008 and turned the program around as his teams earned MD JUCO, Region XX and District J Basketball Coach of the Year honors in 2009 and 2011 and an overall 105-49 record as an assistant and 103-21 as a head coach.
“Garrett has won everywhere he’s been”, said Director of Athletics, Andrew Ehling. “His values of community and the student-athlete experience will benefit not only the women’s basketball program but also HU as a whole.”
Sherman left ACM in 2012 after accepting the women’s basketball head coach position at Gordon State College (NJCAA) in Barnesville, GA. This position also forced Sherman to build the program from scratch, signed fifteen players before the program was then cut from the school due to budget cuts. This found Sherman spend a year as the assistant men’s basketball coach and the assistant athletic director at Gordon State and in 2013, he was promoted to the men’s basketball head coach.

After spending a year in the men’s division, Sherman decided to return to women’s basketball as he was named as the women’s basketball head coach and Director of Games Management at Western Wyoming Community College where he led his team from last place standing in the region, to a championship season in his third year, as he also earned the NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year.

In 2017, Sherman was named as the assistant women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I University of Maine where he helped the Black Bears earn the American East Conference Regular season and Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

In 2018, Sherman decided to take a role as an Athletic Director at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and shortly after was hired as the Athletic Director at West Virginia Potomac State College in 2019.

“I am very grateful of Andrew and the hiring committee for selecting me to lead the program.” Sherman stated. “I look forward to working with everyone on campus and in the community.”

Garett received his Bachelor’s Degree in health and physical education in 2003 before earning his Master’s of Education, Administration and Supervision in 2005 from Frostburg State University.

Sherman has a wife, Ayoola, and three children, Trey, Cameron, and Iyla.