Kevin Heck enters his eighth season as an assistant coach on Reggie Witherspoon’s staff.
Heck came to Buffalo from Rutgers University where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach. His primary duties included recruiting, player development, scouting and scheduling. He helped lead the Scarlet Knights to the NIT in 2002 and again in 2004 when they made it to the championship game.
Prior to being hired at Rutgers, Heck spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Kent State. The Golden Flashes made three postseason appearances, including the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and 2001. Kent State won the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 1999 and 2001.
From 1994-1996 Heck was an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan. The Eagles had a 45-16 record over two years. Eastern Michigan earned a berth in the NIT in 1995 and after winning the Mid-American Conference title in 1996, made it to the NCAA Tournament.
Heck first began coaching at Wayne State University where he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach. The Warriors made it to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1993 and the Sweet Sixteen in 1994.
A native of Rossford, OH, Heck earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in art in 1992 and received his master’s degree in sports administration from WSU in 1994. He was a team captain on the Warriors’ basketball team.
Heck resides in Amherst, NY, with his wife, Dawn, and their four sons, Cooper (12), Hogan (9), Andrew (6) and Jameson (4).