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Heinrich honored at NATYCAA Convention in Orlando


Heinrich honored at NATYCAA Convention in Orlando

Carl HeinrichOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Carl Heinrich, athletic director at Johnson County Community College, was selected the 2013 winner of the L. William Miller Award by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). He was given the award at the NATYCAA Convention in Orlando, June 13. The L. William Miller award is NATYCAA’s highest award, and is given annually to recognize athletics administration excellence on the two-year level. Heinrich is the 21st recipient of this award. 

Heinrich has served as president of NATYCAA in 2009-10 and is a lifetime member of NATYCAA’s Executive Committee. He also enters his fifth year as Region VI Women’s Director and he currently serves on the Division II women’s basketball, softball and districting committees for the NJCAA. 

Heinrich enters his 14th season this fall as the leader of the JCCC’s 18-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Under his leadership, the department has achieved unprecedented academic, athletic and administrative success. 

Under his watch, the Cavaliers have claimed eight of the school’s 10 NJCAA National Championships, 64 Region VI titles, 66 Kansas Jayhawk Conference titles and a total of 158 teams have earned NJCAA National Tournament berths, with 54 finishing among the top five nationally. 

Also during his time at athletics director, Johnson County has achieved a top 10 finish in all 10 of the NATYCAA Cup standings, including three third place finishes, two runners-up and a national cup championship in 2007-08, making JCCC the only Kansas Jayhawk Conference program to earn that distinction. The Cavaliers finished seventh in the standings this year. 

Heinrich has overseen dramatic construction, renovation and expansion of JCCC’s athletic facilities, including the completion and opening of the 43,000-square foot Fieldhouse, Barbara Gill Lifetime Fitness Center, new locker room facilities and the renovation of the new baseball field and dugouts. 

Heinrich’s leadership and service to community college athletics has earned him praise and accolades during his 13-year tenure. He was named the NATYCAA/AstroTurf Athletic Director of the Year in 2007-08, and in April 2011 at the NJCAA annual meetings, Heinrich was awarded the George E. Killian Award of Excellence. This award is given to individuals dedicated to the ideals of volunteerism, achievement, service, leadership and excellence.


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