|High School:||Strake Jesuit College Preparatory|
|Other College:||Sanchez Casal Academy|
David Heckler joined the UMKC tennis coaching staff in August of 2016. A native of Houston, Texas, Heckler competed for the ’Roos for four seasons, and graduated from UMKC in August of 2013 with a degree in business administration. In his time as a student-athlete, he helped the ’Roos win three Summit League championships and appear in three NCAA tournaments.
Heckler was a four-time Summit League All-Academic honoree, made the Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence, was on the UMKC Dean’s List, and earned the 2013 David B. Milner Award for Inspiration, which is presented annually to a UMKC student-athlete who, through the persistence and determination, is an inspiration to others.
After his career with UMKC, Heckler spent time as the Interim Head Tennis Professional for the Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona, and most recently as an Assistant Tennis Professional at the Juan Bracho Tennis Academy in Houston, Texas.
Heckler earned his Competitive and Professional Level Coaching certification through the International Coaches Institute.