M Basketball Coaching Staff
Craig Heatherly
Director of Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Operations
Hometown: Mishawaka, Ind.
Alma Mater: UMass-Lowell
Graduating Year: 2010
Phone: 701-777-3553

The 2018-19 season will be the fourth for Craig Heatherly with the North Dakota men's basketball program and first as an assistant coach. He was elevated to his new post in June after spending his first three seasons as the program's director of basketball operations. Heatherly shifts into a role where he can return to on-court coaching and recruiting.

In his previous role at UND, Heatherly oversaw the program's day-to-day operations, including on-campus recruiting, film breakdown, camp management and academic progress, as well as duties regarding facilities and team travel. Heatherly arrived in Grand Forks following a five-year stint as an assistant coach at Davenport (Mich.) University, including the last two as the program's associate head coach.

Over his five seasons, Heatherly helped Davenport become one of the elite in NAIA basketball with an 177-39 overall record including back-to-back WHAC titles in 2012 and 2013 and a share of the title in 2015. 

Prior to Davenport, Heatherly finished his education and playing career at NCAA Division II UMass-Lowell after the 2009-10 season with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management degree. Heatherly was a member of a team that competed in the NCAA Tournament in his junior and senior seasons. Heatherly was also a member of the 2009-10 Northeast—10 Conference Tournament Championship team.

Heatherly, a native of Mishawaka, Ind., is a graduate of Mishawaka High School, where he was the Northern Indiana Conference MVP his senior year and led his team to a 36-10 record in basketball his junior and senior seasons.

Heatherly is nearing completition of his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Strategic Management from Davenport. He and his wife Linaya reside in Grand Forks.

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