Greg Heiar

Greg Heiar (born August 14, 1975)

Teams coached: New Mexico State Aggies
New Mexico State record: 9-15 (.375)
Overall record^: 9-15 (.375)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NJCAA Division I National Championships:  1  (2022)


  • NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year:  1  (2022)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Mineral Area College
2022-2023 New Mexico State
2021-2022 Northwest Florida State
2020-2021 East Tennessee State (asst)
2019-2020 LSU (assoc. HC)
2017-2019 LSU (asst)
2011-2017 Wichita State (asst)
2009-2011 Southern Miss (asst)
2004-2009 Chipola JC
2003-2004 Chipola JC (asst)
2002-2003 Loras College (asst)
2001-2002 Loras College (grad. asst)
2000-2001 Mount St. Clare (student asst)

Greg Heiar Facts

  • Greg Heiar
  • Born August 14, 1975
  • Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
  • Alma Mater: Mount St. Clare College (BA, 2000)
  • Played at Kirkwood CC (IA) (for head coach Chris Jans) and Mount St. Clare (IA), starting his coaching career at the latter as a student assistant
  • Worked as a graduate assistant and then full-time assistant at Loras College (IA) before taking an assistant job at Chipola JC (FL) in 2003; became head coach at Chipola the following year and won 164 games and five Panhandle Conference titles in five years at the helm
    • Reached the NJCAA National Tournament four times, including a third-place finish in 2009
  • Moved up to the D-I ranks in 2009, spending two seasons working under Larry Eustachy at Southern Miss
  • Spent six seasons at Wichita State assisting Gregg Marshall; was there for five MVC titles and six NCAA Tournaments, including the 2013 Final Four
  • Left for LSU in 2017, spending three seasons on Will Wade‘s staff – including one as associate head coach
    • Spent one season as an assistant under new head coach Jason Shay at East Tennessee State
  • Was head coach at Northwest Florida State College for one year, going 31-5 and winning the 2022 NJCAA D-I National Championship
  • Hired in March 2022 to be the head coach of the New Mexico State Aggies
    • His first season in Las Cruces was marred by scandal, starting with an incident between NMSU and UNM students prior to their rivalry game in which an Aggies’ player was attacked and a UNM student was shot and killed
    • In February 2023, the program was shut down and all coaches were placed on paid administrative leave as the school investigated allegations of hazing amongst players on the team; the season was officially cancelled two days later
    • On February 14th, Heiar was officially fired by NMSU; he finished with a 9-15 record (2-16 WAC with six forfeits)
  • Despite the scandal, Heiar was back in coaching less than five months later, becoming head coach at Mineral Area College, a JUCO in Missouri, in July 2023

Greg Heiar Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only