Sho-me Heat

Girls AAU Basketball

All Sho-me Heat Coaches are background checked thru USA Basketball and approved by NCAA

 We are very fortunate to include several top college, high school, and Travel team coach guests, to share ideas, drills, and experiences with our teams to make them the best that they can be.  

The Foundation Coaches


Lynn & TJ Peterson - AAU Basketball Chairs for 10 years for MO/Ill region, Winners of multiple National AAU titles, 7 time Ozark Region Champions;
Honorary Lifetime AAU National Tournament & Junior Olympic Qualifiers and Invitees,
2002 Most Outstanding National AAU Volunteer of the year 
2004 - AAU Presidents National Leadership Award - Outstanding service
Now retired from AAU service, but still involved as youth coaches, and sports promotion.  Since becoming Grandparents, we have been passing on much of our teaching responsibilites to college athletes and graduates who have grown up in our program, along with top college, high school, and Travel team coach guests, to share ideas, drills, and experiences with our teams to make them the best that they can be.   


2015 -2017 Coach - Alicia Garoutte - Heat Alumni, Kickapoo Grad & Benedictine College Grad

  Fresh home from Atchison, KS where she taught and coached for 3 years, we were excited and proud when we got the call that she would be coming home and joining the coaching staff!   Alciia is an excellent athlete, super person and Great coach.  She played for us since the 8th grade and are she worked with our teams in 2015-2017.


New in 2015 - Sydney Crafton - Sho-me Heat Alumni & Mizzou Grad, Western Ill University Assistant Coach

  Fresh Home from her Professional Basketball play in Italy, Sydney helped the Sho-me Heat in 2015.  She shared her talents and experience to help our girls grow both individually and as teams. Sydney was one of our most talented athletes and we are always proud to have her come back to the gym and contribute.







  click her for info on her latest accomplishments

   Mizzou accomplishments    Sydney's Bio


2014 Coach Niki House - Heat Alumni - State Fair CC Basketball

Niki is a really solid basketball player.  She has a great touch at the perimeter and can run and gun with the best of athletes  She is a solid defender and she has a hard nose attitude of hard work and team.  She is quick to make important decisions and is fan of the fundamentals. She has coaching in her blood and is going to be working with our teams this season. Niki is currently finishing up her season at State Fair Community College.



New in 2014! Brandi Tipton - Heat Alumni, Ole Miss Basketball Graduate!

 Welcome Brandi Tipton
Brandi was our favorite inside outside post players.  She was one of those that would go in and show off her fancy footwork inside where she could manipulate a scoring opportunity anywhere, and then go to the 3 point line and hit a three in her defenders face.  She will be teaching footwork and post skills inside and out to this years Heat members.  The last couple of years she was working with Adidas sponsored teams in the St. Louis area, but due to a recent move, she is coming home to give back and work with the HEAT!
Brandi Tipton
Brandi Tipton



Curryville, Mo.

 High School:




Freshman Season (2005-06)
Played in 18 games, averaging 4.9 minutes per outing ... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game ... Scored a career-high 14 points in just 16 minutes of action against Nicholls State (12-18-06) ... Also had a career-best seven rebounds to go along with two assists, two blocks and a steal against Nicholls State ... Made 9-of-22 shots from the field, good for 40.9 percent ... Connected on 3-of-7 from beyond the arc (42.9 percent) and made 9-of-12 from the charity stripe, for 75.0 percent ... Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds against Maine (12-29-05) ... Pulled down four rebounds in just four minutes in a win at Alabama (2-9-06).

High School
Played for Edgar Lindsay at Clopton High School averaging 21.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 3.2 steals and 5.0 blocks per game as a senior ... Led Clopton High to the Class 2A state title as a senior after guiding CHS to runner-up finishes as a sophomore and junior ... Earned all-conference and all-district honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and all-state honors as a junior and senior... Is the leading scorer in Clopton High history ... Earned the Missouri Coaches Association All-Star Award ... McDonald's All-American game nominee ... Chosen to play in the Missouri State All-Star game ... Played for the ShoMe Heat AAU team ... Also participated in softball and cross country ... Named Clopton High Rookie of the Year in softball after helping her team to a third-place finish at the Class 2A state championship tournament ... Received the National Scholar Athlete Award and Teacher's Pet Award ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll.

Off The Court
Full name is Brandi Nicole Tipton ... Born April 21, 1987 ... Daughter of Pam and Greg Tipton ... Majoring in Social Work.


2013 & 2014 Corri Hamilton - Heat Alumni, Collumbia College Grad

 Corri will be helping this season .  For us, Corri's specialty is defense and a hard working attitude.  She is an excellent rebounder and team player with a great shooting touch.  She always gave 110% and created positive results for the team.  She is especially great at reading the steal and rebound.  We hope that she can help hand down this knowledge to this seasons athletes


Corri attended Fulton High School...averaged 18 points, 13.7 rebounds and had 2.4 steals per game as a senior...Earned all-state honors and was a two time all-conference and all-district team member, scored 1,118 points during her career at Fulton.  Corri's specialty is defense and a hard working attitude.  She is an excellent rebounder and team player with a great shooting touch.


Cherice Mack - St. Louis All-star, Mizzou Basketball Player  and grad and Heat Alumni !

 Cherice Mack  


High School: A two-time St. Charles County Player of the Year ...

twice named first-team all-metro, and named to the St. Louis "Fab Five" each of her last two years ...

averaged 23.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game as a senior ...

a Class 4A first-team all-state selection after averaging 19.1 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2000-2001

as St. Charles went 24-4 and won the district title under the guidance of head coach Pam Gevecker-Meeker

... a four-year starter ... scored 500 or more points the last three seasons ....

named as one of the Top 10 Players to Watch in 2001-2002 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

a McDonald's All-America nominee ...

a three-time first-team all-state academic selection ...

a three-time all-conference pick ...

a two-time recipient of the Gateway Athletic Foundation Award

and was on two all-tournament teams in 2000-2001 ...

chosen as "Athlete of the Week" by Prep Sports and the St. Charles Journal ...

for her high-school career, shot 51 percent from the field, and averaged 17.8 points and 9.1 rebounds ...

was also an all-conference member of the Pirates' state-qualifier volleyball team ... member of the St.

Charles all-academic team.  


Click here to read Mack's Mizzou Bio   Mack's MIZZOU Bio




Kari Koch - Heat alumni, Missouri State Univ  Allstar, Grad & Heat Alumni !


Kari Koch - Sho-me Heat Alumni, Missouri State University Alumni , Professional BBall in Greece - team Panionios and now Grad Assist at Auburn Univ.

The State of Missouri's 3rd ALL-TIME leading High School scorer

Elsberry's all time leading scorer
2001 AAU All American (2001 Sho-me Heat - placed AAU third in Nation,1st @ Nike)
2002 Miss Show-me
2003 Mo Valley Conf (MVC)- Freshman of the Year
2003 MVC Tourney - MVP (1st Freshman to win this honor)
2004 MVC Player of the Year
2004 MVC All tourney team
2004 MVC All defensive Team
    Kodak/WBCA All region - Honorable mention
2005 WNIT ALL Tournament Team
2005 MVC Scholar Athlete
2006 Kodak/WBCA All-Region 6 Team - 1 of 48 players across the nation
2006 Missouri Valley Tournament - MVP
2006 MVC - All Defensive Team
2006 MVC Scholar Athlete

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE 1st Team All Conference - ALL 4 YEARS - 1st time ever!!!!

Missouri State Univ (SMS)- 2nd all time leading scorer - 2073 points
Missouri State Univ (SMS) - New Record for single season minutes played @1199 minutes.
Missouri State Univ record for steals @ 338
Missouri State Univ record for 3 pt field goals @ 277


Top 32 Nationally
13th in points
30th in Steals
23rd in 3pters per game
16th in FT %
Way too many awards to mention.


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