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Patrick Heckroth
Assistant Coach
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Patrick Heckroth

Patrick Heckroth enters his first year with the Crusader Track & Field Program. In his first year with the program, he will work as a sprints and hurdles coach.

Heckroth joins the Crusaders as a USATF Level II coach with four years experience in coaching track & field. Most recently, Heckroth was a Volunteer Assistant at Fresno State University in Fresno, Calif. With the Bulldogs, Heckroth helped to develop three USA Junior National Qualifiers in the 400 hurdles, two Mountain West Conference champions, and numerous Mountain West All-Conference selections. In addition to coaching experience at the collegiate level, Heckroth spent time as the sprints and hurdles coach at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. Under his instruction, the team shattered state records and won multiple State and Drake Relay championships.

Prior to coaching, Heckroth was a student-athlete at the University of Northern Iowa. As a member of the Panther’s track & field team, he specialized in the 400-meter hurdles.

Heckroth holds a bachelor’s degree in Movement and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Fresno State University. 

Track & Field Coaches
Ryan Moore
Head Coach
James Overbo
Associate Head Coach
Mike Straubel
Assistant Coach
Patrick Heckroth
Assistant Coach
Dillion McBride
Assistant Coach
Ross Bunchek
Assistant Coach
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