Heisler Steps Down as Director of Track and Field
Dec. 2, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Randy Heisler has resigned his position as Indiana University's Director of Track and Field and head coach of the men's and women's track programs effective immediately, the department of athletics announced today.
"I am grateful to everyone at Indiana University for the opportunity to be a part of this program for the past 17 years and to work with so many talented student-athletes," Heisler said. "At this time, however, I am looking forward to exploring other opportunities."
"We appreciate Coach Heisler's years of service to Indiana University," Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan said. "We wish Randy and his family nothing but the best in their future endeavors."
Heisler served as an assistant coach at Indiana for nine years before becoming the head coach of the women's track and field team in 1999. He assumed the title of director of track and field in 2003, serving as the head coach for both the men's and women's programs.
During Heisler's tenure, the women's track and field program captured three Big Ten championships while the men's team recorded its best finish ever at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships (5th place). Under the tutelage of the former Olympian thrower, the Hoosiers captured 27 Big Ten titles and earned 34 all-America honors in the discus and shot put events.
Indiana University will conduct a national search for a replacement. An interim coach will be identified very shortly. No timetable for the search has been established.
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