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
Craig Heatherly enters his first season as the director of basketball operations for the men's team at the University of North Dakota. In his new role, Heatherly will oversee the program's day-to-day operations, team travel and coordinate summer camps.

Heatherly arrived in Grand Forks following a six-year run as an assistant coach at Davenport (Mich.) University, including the last two as the program's associate head coach.

Over the last six 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 currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Strategic Management. He and his wife Linaya reside in Grand Forks.

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