Former Iowa All-American John Heffernan has been named as the NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year. Heffernan has been an assistant coach at St. Edward (Ohio) High School for the past 27 years. Heffernan was a standout at St. Ed’s where he was a state champion in 1984.  St. Ed’s in a national powerhouse that has had a Division I All-American every year since 1991. During Heffernan’s coaching career, St. Ed’s has won 21 state titles and crowned 75 individual state champions.

At the University of Iowa, Heffernan wrestled for Dan Gable where he was a two-time All-American (1987-’88) at 158 lbs. 

Congratulations to John Heffernan on this much deserved award.