Al Tuchscherer took over head coaching duties with the University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball program in 2002, and is currently the longest-serving coach in the Cascades athletic department.
A native of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Tuchscherer was head coach at Pitt Meadows Secondary (1992-96) before joining the Cascades as an assistant coach in 1995.
He began his UFV head coaching tenure by guiding the women’s hoopsters to back-to-back-to-back PacWest championships, and four straight CCAA championship appearances. During his four seasons in the PacWest (then known as the BCCAA), he compiled a remarkable 71-1 regular season record and an overall mark of 87-7.
UFV joined the CIS in 2006-07, and Tuchscherer coached the Cascades to Canada West playoff berths in their first two seasons. The Cascades made their first of four consecutive appearances at the Canada West Final Four in 2010-2011, culminating with a silver medal in the 2013-2014. The team went on to cap the 2013-14 campaign by earning the program’s first CIS medal, a bronze, at the Final 8 National Championship in Windsor, Ont.
Tuchscherer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from UFV, and is is also a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Professional Development Program in Teacher’s Education. He’s a three-time PacWest Coach of the Year, a two-time CCAA Coach of the Year and a two-time Basketball BC Coaching Excellence Award winner.
Tuchscherer lives in Chilliwack with wife Denise and children Deanna and Julia.