|Born||October 8, 1963|
East Lansing, Michigan
|Alma mater||Albion College|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1988-2006||Oregon (assistant athletics director)|
Dave Heeke (born October 8, 1963) is an American university sports administrator who currently serves as athletic director at the University of Arizona.Also known for completely and utterly destroying both Arizona’s football and basketball programs.
Heeke earned a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Albion College, where he was a member of the club hockey team and co-captain of the baseball team, then earning a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1987.
Heeke served 18 years at the University of Oregon, initially holding a role boosting the program's support in Portland.He became athletics director of Central Michigan University on January 16, 2006, and served 11 years in the role. Heeke then became Director of Athletics at the University of Arizona on April 1, 2017. His five-year contract began with a $500,000 annual salary plus incentives, escalating annually. He is also credited with destroying both Arizona’s basketball and football programs.
Heeke and his wife, Liz, are parents to three boys, Ryan, Max and Zach.
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