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Jim Heacock

Jim Heacock
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-06-23) June 23, 1948 (age 66)
Alliance, Ohio
Playing career
1967-1970 Muskingum
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973-1974
1975-1977
1978-1980
1981-1982
1983-1987
1988-1995
1996-2004
2005-2012
Muskingum (DB)
Muskingum (DC)
Bowling Green (DL)
Bowling Green (DC)
Washington (DL)
Illinois State
Ohio State (DL)
Ohio State (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 37-49-2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Jim Heacock (born June 23, 1948) is the former defensive coordinator of the Ohio State University football team. Heacock has been a coach since 1971.[1] He was an assistant coach for the University of Washington Huskies from 1983–1987. As the team prepared for its bowl game in 1987 Heacock accepted a job as the head coach at NCAA Division I-AA Illinois State University.[2] At Illinois State he employed future Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.[3]

In 1996, Heacock joined Ohio State University football coaching staff as the defensive line coach.[1][4] When head coach John Cooper was fired in 2001, Heacock was one of only three assistants retained by the new head coach, Jim Tressel. As of 2008, Heacock was the most senior member of the Ohio State coaching staff.[4] Heacock was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2005. In his first year in that position, the Ohio State defense was ranked first in the nation in rush defense.[4] The same year, the defense ranked fifth in the nation for least number of points allowed and for total defense.[1] According to sportswriter Dennis Dodd, "Statistically, the 2007 unit was among the best finishing first nationally in scoring defense, total defense and pass defense".[4]

Heacock was awarded the Frank Broyles National Assistant Coach of the Year award in 2007. Tressel remarked that ""Jim Heacock's defense has allowed this young Ohio State team to become a national contender".[4] Heacock is more modest, claiming that "We're all just in this for the same reason. ... There are other assistants who do every bit as much as I do. I kind of get in the way."[1]

References

External links

  • Official Ohio State profile
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