2017 Recipient

Coach Heinz began his coaching career at Colonial Junior High School where he was the Head football and Head Baseball coach for 8 years.
In 1974, when Briarcrest first opened, Coach Heinz was the first Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, and Assistant Boys Basketball Coach. 
In 1978, he accepted the position of Head Football and Head Baseball Coach at ECS where he coached for 32 years. While at ECS, Coach Heinz became the Athletic Director from 1995-2010. In 2010 he returned to Briarcrest as Lower and Middle School Athletic Director, and also assisted in the High School Football and Baseball Programs.
Presently he serves as the Defensive Coordinator in Football and assistant Baseball Coach, and also works in the Physical Education Department.
Coach Heinz has truly been blessed to work at three great schools. He has served and worked with many outstanding administrators, teachers, coaches, students, and athletes that have been a big part of his career. He has impacted the lives of thousands of students and athletes in the Memphis area.
Coach Heinz is married to Jane, and they have 4 grown children, and eleven grandchildren.