Last updated: March 12. 2014 11:28AM - 494 Views
By Matt Thomas Southeastern



John Heavner
John Heavner
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DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern head coach Bo Atterberry has announced the addition of John Heavner to the Savage Storm coaching staff to serve as the wide receivers coach.


Heavner has coached at both the high school and college levels, holding positions ranging from position coach to head coach.


“Throughout my coaching career I have learned that success is achieved because of great people,” said Heavner, “So I am thrilled to be at Southeastern under the leadership of Coach Atterberry.


“I have complete belief and confidence,” he continued, “That Coach Atterberry is the right man to lead the Southeastern football program to the highest levels of success on and off the field. My family and I feel blessed to be a part of this process.”


He makes the move to SE after spending the 2013 season as an assistant coach at Norman High School in Norman, Okla., where he was responsible for the tight ends and tackles while also assisting with offensive game planning and play calling. While with NHS he also assisted in coordinating all phases of the kicking game.


Prior to his stop in Norman, he spent six seasons from 2006-through-2011 as the head coach at Dordt College, a NAIA program in Sioux Center, Iowa.


In 2005, Heavner coached at Division I FCS member Missouri State where he worked with the team’s quarterbacks and served as the passing game coordinator while assisting in the coordination of recruiting.


He got his coaching start at East Central where he joined the program in January of 1998 after completing his four-year playing career with the Tigers, first taking on the role of coaching the team’s wide receivers before eventually taking on recruiting and video coordination duties before ultimately serving as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2002-through-2005.


Heavner was a four-year letterman and a two-time all-conference selection for ECU from 1994-thorough-1997 as a tight end.


He earned a BA in political science from East Central in 1999 and in 2000 completed his M. Ed. in Secondary Education form ECU as well.


Heavner and his wife, Tiffany, have three children; Caleb, Allie and Tatum.

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