Mike Heideman

Mike Heideman (1948-2018)

Teams coached: St. Norbert Green Knights, Green Bay Phoenix
St. Norbert record^: 66-25 (.725)
Green Bay record: 110-95 (.537)
Overall record^: 176-120 (.595)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1996)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • MCC Regular Season Champion:  1  (1996)
  • Midwest (D-III) Regular Season Champion:  1  (1984)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  1  (1984)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2006-2009 Washington State (DBO)
2003-2006 Washington State (asst)
2002-2003 Valparaiso (asst)
1995-2002 Green Bay
1986-1995 Green Bay (asst)
1982-1986 St. Norbert

Mike Heideman Facts

  • Michael David Heideman
  • Born March 29, 1948
  • Died June 30, 2018
  • Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (BS & MA)
  • First head coaching role was at D-III St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin
    • Went 66-25 in four seasons, winning a Midwest Conference title and reaching the D-III NCAA Tournament in 1984
  • Joined the coaching staff at Green Bay in 1986 as an assistant under head coach Dick Bennett
  • Heideman was elevated to head coach in 1995 and led the Phoenix for the next seven seasons
    • Won the MCC title in his first year and got back to the NCAA Tournament; named 1996 MCC COY
    • Finished above .500 in two of the next three seasons but then saw wins drop off from years five through seven
    • Fired in 2002 after a 9-21 season; Heideman went 110-95 overall at the helm
  • Spent the 2002-03 season as an assistant under Scott Drew in his sole season as head coach at Valparaiso
  • Reunited with Dick Bennett in 2003, joining his staff at Washington State as an assistant coach
    • After three years, Dick retired and turned the program over to his son, Tony Bennett
    • Worked under Tony – who played at Green Bay during Heideman’s tenure as an assistant there – for an additional three years at WSU as DBO
  • Moved back to Wisconsin and spent the rest of his career as athletic director and assistant principal at St. Mary’s Catholic HS in Neenah, WI
  • Passed away in 2018 at age 70 after a battle with cancer; survived by his wife, Sally, their two sons and five grandchildren

Mike Heideman Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels