High School Coaches

CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY and TRACK & FIELD

Head Coach: Tyler Haughness
Tyler has been coaching at Shining Mountain since 2010. He has a great approach and bases his coaching on having fun first. “I stress controllable outcomes, and learning from experiences during competition as well as practice.” Other coaching experience includes revolution-running coaching adults in running and Multisport. He has also been a running coach for first descents a nonprofit for marathon and half marathon training. “This in addition to working with youth has been the joy and passion of my life.”

Assistant Coach: Buddy Kring

Assistant Coach: Austin Mitchell

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Head Coach: Mike Hawkes
A true Colorado Native, Mike Hawkes was born in Denver and grew up in Arvada where he attended Pomona High School.  A former and current student at the University of Northern Colorado, Mike is working on a Sociology degree.  Sports have always been part of Mike’s life and coaching became a passion as his two sons moved up through the competitive soccer ranks.  This passion grew as he began coaching his younger sister’s basketball team and ultimately took the position as the Varsity Head Coach for the SMWS Girls’ program.  Two years later Mike has taken his dream job within our community as Athletic Director where he plans to continue the great work of those preceding him.

Assistant Coach: Denise Topping

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Varsity Head Coach: Mike Hawkes
A true Colorado Native, Mike Hawkes was born in Denver and grew up in Arvada where he attended Pomona High School.  A former and current student at the University of Northern Colorado, Mike is working on a Sociology degree.  Sports have always been part of Mike’s life and coaching became a passion as his two sons moved up through the competitive soccer ranks.  This passion grew as he began coaching his younger sister’s basketball team and ultimately took the position as the Varsity Head Coach for the SMWS Girls’ program.  Two years later Mike has taken his dream job within our community as Athletic Director where he plans to continue the great work of those preceding him.

JV Head Coach: Denise Topping
Denise resigned for her management job to get back in the classroom and on the court.  Denise has a Master’s degree in Secondary education with an emphasis in History.  Denise has taught at Fort Lupton High School, for the St. Vrain public school district and at Boulder High.  She grew up playing basketball through high school and developed a love for the game through her relationship with her father who was a long time basketball coach.

Assistant Coach: Chris Bremner

BOYS BASKETBALL

Varsity Head Coach: Tim Crouthers

I am a sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, fanatic to my core! I grew up in Aurora, Colorado playing baseball, lacrosse, football, and primarily basketball. I graduated from Grandview High School in 2005 and from University of Colorado in 2009 with a BA in Psychology. I was fortunate enough to have minor participation in CU Athletics and my connections with the CU Women’s basketball team ultimately led me to Mike Hawkes. This relationship has proven ever fruitful in my coaching career, as I have followed Mike since. Shining Mountain has been an incredible athletic home the past 3 years as I have been the Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach. With the challenges to come in athletics and in life, I plan to give kids the tools to define and chase their own success on and off the court. I am honored to be selected and trusted as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach and I am thoroughly excited to continue the great tradition of excellence I have experienced at this school!

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