The Lincoln University Athletic Department and interim Athletic Director Anthony Pla´ are excited to announce the hiring of Robert "Bob" Heller as the department's next Sports Information Director.
"We are excited to have Bob on board here in our athletic department,' said Pla´. "With his experience and knowledge in the field of sports information, he will help promote all of our athletic teams at the local, regional and national level. His knowledge of the media in the local area will help elevate the exposure of our teams. He is a major asset to us and we are happy to have him be a part of our family."
Heller comes to Lincoln from University of the Sciences where he served as the department's Director of Athletic Communications and Sports Information Director from 1997 until December of last year.
A graduate of Villanova University, Heller was USciences' first ever full-time sports information director and oversaw all aspects of the athletic department's public relations efforts. He was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in 2005. In addition to his media relations duties, Heller also served as the institution's men's and women's head cross country coach for 18 seasons and as assistant women's basketball coach for seven. Prior to joining the Devils, he served a three-year stint (1988-1991) as an assistant sports information director for the men's athletic department at Drexel University and was the contact for the wrestling, swimming and baseball programs. He has also worked as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers game-day public relations staff for eight seasons (1988-95) and one season (1991) with the USBL's Philadelphia Spirit. Prior to Drexel, Heller worked as an assistant manager in Villanova University's Athletic Ticket office, where he help develop and implement the office's first computerized database to keep track of season ticket sales.
Bob served on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Committee for the past four years and also served as the national coordinator for the D2-SIDA All-America program for two seasons and a regional coordinator for the D2-SIDA baseball All-America committee for seven years prior to his taking over as the overall national coordinator.
Heller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Villanova. He currently resides in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.