Rick Heller

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Rick Heller

Biographical Information[edit]

Rick Heller is a college coach.

Heller was a shortstop in college. He became coach at Upper Iowa in 1987 after graduating and was named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year four times. He was 291-194-3 in 12 seasons (1988-1999) there.

Rick then was 270-278-1 as coach at the University of Northern Iowa from 2000-2009. He helped develop Nic Ungs and Adam Boeve among others. In August 2009, he became head coach at Indiana State University. He moved to University of Iowa in 2014.

Year-by-Year Coaching Record[edit]

Year School Overall Record Conference Record Notes
1988 Upper Iowa University 7-30
1989 Upper Iowa University 10-23 8-10
1990 Upper Iowa University 19-17 11-9
1991 Upper Iowa University 22-13 9-7
1992 Upper Iowa University 23-16 13-7
1993 Upper Iowa University 21-15-1 10-2
1994 Upper Iowa University 21-18-1 5-11
1995 Upper Iowa University 31-13 14-6
1996 Upper Iowa University 37-14 20-1
1997 Upper Iowa University 30-14 13-6
1998 Upper Iowa University 38-8 18-4
1999 Upper Iowa University 30-15-1 16-7-1
2000 University of Northern Iowa 23-33 9-22
2001 University of Northern Iowa 35-28 17-15 MVC / CWS Regionals
2002 University of Northern Iowa 30-25-1 14-18 MVC
2003 University of Northern Iowa 27-28 16-15 MVC
2004 University of Northern Iowa 25-31 12-20
2005 University of Northern Iowa 25-29 9-15
2006 University of Northern Iowa 28-27 10-14
2007 University of Northern Iowa 23-28 8-16
2008 University of Northern Iowa 30-24 14-10 MVC
2009 University of Northern Iowa 23-26 7-15
2010 Indiana State University 35-19 10-10 MVC
2011 Indiana State University 29-28 8-13 MVC
2012 Indiana State University 41-19 14-7 MVC / CWS Regionals
2013 Indiana State University 26-25 9-11 MVC
2014 University of Iowa 30-23 10-14 Big Ten
2015 University of Iowa 41-18 19-5 Big Ten / CWS Regionals
2016 University of Iowa 30-26 12-12 Big Ten
2017 University of Iowa 39-22 15-9 Big Ten / CWS Regionals
2018 University of Iowa 33-20 13-9 Big Ten
2019 University of Iowa 31-24 12-12 Big Ten
2020 University of Iowa 10-5 0-0
2021 University of Iowa 26-18 26-18


Source: Indiana State bio