Eastern Wyoming College has named Tim Larsen as its permanent head women’s basketball coach and fitness center director. Larsen has been the assistant coach at Pima County College in Arizona the past 2 years.
EWC had to shuffle coaching assignments last season when men’s head coach Tim Moser resigned late in the summer.
Athletic Director Tom Andersen, the former Chadron State women’s coach who’d coached the EWC women since the program was revived, moved himself into Moser’s spot and named assistant Alicia Hawkins as the interim women’s coach.
Andersen says “We are excited to have Coach Larsen take over as the head coach of our women’s basketball program. I am confident he will continue the strong tradition of EWC Women’s basketball, and I look forward to working with him.”
Larsen is anxious to get started in Torrington, saying he’s very excited to be a part of the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer community and “looking forward to building new relationships.”
He also says he want to have “a competitive program of which the community can be proud. I believe our program should be a family atmosphere with players who like to work hard both on the court and in the classroom.”
Larsen’s coaching career began in 2011 at Tohono O’odham Community College as an assistant coach for men’s basketball. In 2012, he started the inaugural women’s basketball program at TOCC.
Larsen began working at Arizona Youth Partnership in drug and alcohol prevention in 2015. That is also the same time he began coaching with the Tucson Rattlers girls AAU program where he has coached for the past seven years.
In 2017, he returned to TOCC as an assistant athletic director and associate head coach for men’s basketball.
Larsen was named an assistant women’s basketball coach at Pima Community College in 2020, becoming part of a team that finished 8th at the National Tournament and made it to the conference finals the following season.
Larsen’s wife of nine years, Bronwyn, and their seven-year-old daughter, Brooke, are all looking forward to the move to Torrington.