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Alex Heacock
Position: Assistant Coach, Throws
Hometown: Lititz, Pa.
High School: Warwick
Alma Mater: William and Mary
Graduating Year: 2009
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: (757) 221-3397
Alex Heacock Bio
Courtesy: Jacob Skipper
Release: 07/29/2014
Alex Heacock '09 returns to his alma mater this year, taking over the coaching of the Tribe throwing group in addition to all of the administrative and recruiting duties needed to maintain W&M's rank as an elite national program.

"I am really excited to welcome Alex on to the staff," said Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Stephen Walsh. "Alex will bring a lot of energy to the program and especially to the throws group. He has a big role to fill but I know that he was the right guy to keep up what Dan Stimson has been doing for the last 28 years.  It is great to have Alex back at the College after a few years away and we look for him to continue to produce successful athletes here at W&M."

Heacock returns to Williamsburg after five years of coaching in Division III.  His last two years he's been an assistant coach at Christopher Newport University, where he helped lead his Captains to six conference team titles out of eight possible.  Heacock's throwers combined for 12 indoor and 19 outdoor all-conference honors, and 17 new entries in the school's all-time top-10 lists.  Heacock also helped coach the team's multi-athletes, including NCAA decathlon champion Richard Roethel.

Before coming to Virginia, Heacock spent three years coaching in the Chicago area.  Right after graduating he spent the 2009-10 season at North Park University, coaching athletes to four school records in just one year.  His athletes included a conference-champion and NCAA All-American in the men's javelin, as well as NCAA provisional qualifiers in the men's discus and the heptathlon.  He also helped in the academic support office, overseeing study halls and the academic progress of the student-athletes.

From 2010-12, Heacock was an assistant coach at Benedictine University, and was also the athletics facilities manager his second year.  Heacock's athletes won seven conference titles and two NCAA provisional qualifications, and also earned three NAC Conference Field Athlete of the Championships awards.  While coaching and managing the university's outdoor sports complex, he also founded the Chicagoland Summer Throws Series in 2011, a series of three "throws-only" track and field meets that attracts athletes from high school all the way up to professionals.

Heacock was a member of the Tribe track and field teams from 2005-09, and won the CAA javelin title in 2007.  He was also the runner-up in 2008 and third as a freshman.  He qualified for the IC4A Championships in both 2007 and 2008, and was an NCAA East Region qualifier in 2007.  He was the seventh-ranked javelin thrower in school history when he graduated in 2009 with a degree in kinesiology, and still ranks eighth all-time.

Heacock is certified as a USATF Level I coach, and was invited to the 2011 Emerging Elites Coaches' Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.  He is also holds a Throws Coach Certification from the World Athletics Center, and is pursing certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.  Heacock lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Ashley, and their one-year-old daughter, Hannah.
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