Tom Heil
Tom Heil
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 440-826-2115

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Tom Heil enters his fourth season as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2018-2019. His first three teams have produced a 49-33 record (.597). Last year's team advanced to the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal.

In four seasons as a college head coach, Heil has four straight winning seasons, a 71-40 career record with a .639 winning percentage, two conference championship game appearances with one league title and a berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

In 2017-2018, a Heil-led BW team finished with an overall record of 18-9 and a conference mark of 11-7. The season was highlighted by wins against at the time No.6-nationally ranked Marietta, No.10-nationally ranked Wisconsin-River Falls and OAC/cross-town rival No.20-nationally ranked John Carroll. Three of his players receieved All-OAC honors and five were named Academic All-Conference (career bests). The Yellow Jackets entered the OAC Tournament as the fourth-seed and knocked off Mount Union in the OAC quarterfinal. 

In his second sesason, Heil's team finished 15-13 overall and advanced to the OAC Championship Game. His squad also won the season-opening St. Mary's (Md.) Dan Greene Memorial Tournament and scored 121 points in a win versus Pitt-Greensburg (Pa.). He had two players earn All-OAC honors and two earn Academic All-OAC acclaim.

In his first season at BW, Heil led his squad to a 16-11 record that included winning the Medaille (N.Y.) College Invitational Tournament and a thrilling, last second victory at OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University when the Blue Streaks were ranked No.4 in Division III. He also mentored two All-OAC players and four of his student-athletes earned Academic All-OAC accolades.

Heil returned to BW in the spring of 2015 after serving as the head coach at Defiance College for one season. He led the Yellow Jackets to a 22-7 record, including a 15-0 mark at home. Defiance captured both the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and HCAC Tournament titles. Heil guided his team into the NCAA Division III National Tournament where it posted the school's first-ever NCAA Division III National Tournament victory by knocking off the defending national champions.

Prior to his experience at Defiance, Heil served as the main assistant coach for Duane Sheldon '94. In five seasons on the BW coaching staff, Heil helped guide the team to a 58-44 record. He also served as the head coach for the men's golf team and led his team to its first-ever OAC title and NCAA Division III national tourney berth in 2014. He was named as the OAC Men's Golf Coach of the Year.
Heil came to BW the first time after serving as an assistant coach at Defiance (2007-2009). Those two seasons, DC posted marks of 19 and 18 wins, respectively, and captured the 2007-2008 HCAC regular season championship.

Heil played four seasons of varsity basketball at Bluffton University. During his time with the Beavers, Heil was twice named to the Academic All-HCAC team. He also captained the 2006-2007 squad that finished with a school-record tying 18 wins.

Heil earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at Bluffton in 2007. He continues to work on his Master of Arts in Sports Science degree.

Tom and his wife, Kathleen, were married in August of 2013 and have a son.
Tom Heil's Numbers
Record at BW (Three seasons): 49-33 (.597)
OAC Record (Three seasons): 29-25 (.537)
Career Division III Record (Four seasons): 71-40 (.639)


This page was last updated June 25, 2018