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Dave Heeke
Current position
TitleAthletic director
Biographical details
Born (1963-10-08) October 8, 1963 (age 58)
East Lansing, Michigan
Alma materAlbion College
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
19882006Oregon (assistant athletics director)
2006–2017Central Michigan

Dave Heeke (born October 8, 1963) is an American university sports administrator who currently serves as athletic director at the University of Arizona.


Heeke earned a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Albion College, where he was a member of the club hockey team and co-captain of the baseball team, then earning a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1987.[1]


Heeke served 18 years at the University of Oregon, initially holding a role boosting the program's support in Portland.[2][3] He became athletics director of Central Michigan University on January 16, 2006, and served 11 years in the role.[1] Heeke then became Director of Athletics at the University of Arizona on April 1, 2017.[3][4] His five-year contract began with a $500,000 annual salary plus incentives, escalating annually.[5]


Heeke and his wife, Liz, are parents to three boys, Ryan, Max and Zach.[1]

See also

List of NCAA Division I athletic directors


  1. ^ a b c "CMUCHIPPEWAS.COM Dave Heeke Bio – Official Athletic Site".
  2. ^ Bob Baum AP (March 2, 2017). "Arizona introduces new athletic director Dave Heeke". FOX Sports. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "New University of Arizona Athletic Director Dave Heeke to get $500K a year". February 28, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Dave Heeke. "University of Arizona Athletics". Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "New Arizona Wildcats athletic director Dave Heeke gets 5-year contract | Arizona Wildcats". February 28, 2017. Retrieved May 24, 2017.