Heger enters his fifth season as the head coach for the Cowboys. Heger has posted a 51-22-7 mark in his first four seasons and has led the Cowboys to two straight American Southwest Conference titles. The Cowboys have gone to two straight NCAA Tournaments and last season won the ASC title with six freshmen in the starting lineup. That gives the 2007 squad reason for optimism in 2007. Heger is 12 wins from tying Misail Tsapos as the school's all-time winningest coach. In his first season, the Cowboys defeated national powerhouse Wheaton on the road and HSU got back to the ASC Tournament, after placing second in the ASC West. In 2004 he led the Cowboys to the semifinals of the American Southwest Conference Tournament with a very young team. Heger came to the Cowboys from cross-town rival McMurry, where he started its program two years ago. He led the Indians to the American Southwest Conference Tournament in each of his two seasons. Heger was 20-14-2 at McMurry, after building the program from scratch. Prior to that Heger had been a respected high school coach at Temple High School, where his teams earned 13 straight playoff appearances and six trips to at least the regional round. He was also the President of the Texas High School Soccer Coaches Association. Heger won several district and regional coach of the year awards at Temple. Heger started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Hardin-Simmons in 1988 and then coached at Mary Hardin-Baylor for one season in 1989, before his 13-year stint at Temple. He earned a bachelor's of science from Hardin-Simmons in 1985. A native of Pennsylvania, Heger was a player for the Cowboys in 1979, earning first-team All-Trans America Athletic Conference honors. He played at Park College, prior to coming to Hardin-Simmons, where he was an NAIA All-American. Heger played professionally with the North American Soccer League's Detroit Express and the San Diego Shockers. He also played for the Waco Kickers. Heger played club soccer on the V.E. European Tour. Heger and his wife, Cylinda have two children -- Harrison (16) and Hannah (13).