Heintz Joins Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff at Stetson

Fourteen-year collegiate coaching veteran Roy Heintz has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Stetson University, Hatters head coach Lynn Bria has announced.

Heintz has served as the head coach at UAH and Covenant College as well as an assistant coach at Florida State.

“I’m extremely excited to be joining Lynn Bria’s coaching staff,” Heintz said. “Lynn is one of the bright minds in the coaching profession, and the program has a high standard of excellence. Stetson is a special place to me, as it is where my wife Sharon and I met 33 years ago as students, and Glenn Wilkes played a pivotal role in influencing my early coaching career. It is great to be back in the Hatter family.”

“I have known Roy for a long time, and he is just an excellent coach in every way,” Bria said. “He brings incredible experience to our program, from his time under Sue Semrau at Florida State as well as his years as a head coach. He has been successful everywhere he has been. I know he is going to help us in a lot of areas.”

From 2009-14, Heintz served as the head coach at UAH, leading the Chargers to a Gulf South Conference title in 2013 and two consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament. He posted 69 wins overall, including a 54-36 mark over his final three seasons.
The 2012 GSC Coach of the Year, Heintz mentored All-American and All-Region performers Jasmine Hammon and Jordan Smith. His players also garnered a total of seven all-conference selections during his tenure, including Hammon, the 2013 GSC Player of the Year.

Previously, Heintz spent seven seasons as women’s basketball head coach at Covenant College, a former NAIA and current NCAA Division III program in Lookout Mountain, Ga. He led the Lady Scots to 119 victories, a conference championship in 2009, and three separate appearances in the NAIA Top 25 poll.

Heintz served as an assistant coach at Florida State University from 2000-02. The Seminoles recorded a 32-27 overall record during his tenure and advanced to the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament.

Heintz also served as head girls basketball coach and Director of Athletics at The First Academy in Orlando. He led the Lady Royals to the FHSAA Class A State Championship in 1998 and 1999.

Heintz attended Stetson University in the early 1980s and graduated from USF in 1985.




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