April 28, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State women’s basketball Head Coach
Sue Semrau has announced that Roy Heintz, the Athletic Director and Head
Girls Basketball Coach at The First Academy in Orlando, Florida, will join
the FSU coaching staff in July. Heintz will replace Leslie Davies, who is
leaving the program after three years to pursue other interests.
Heintz has been with The First Academy since July of 1996 where he
compiled an impressive 72-25 record as head coach of the girls’ basketball
team and led the Lady Royals to the 1997-98 and 1998-99 Florida Class A
state championships. A two-time Florida Athletic Coaches Association
District Coach of the Year, Heintz also oversaw and directed the Junior
Varsity, Junior High and 7th grade girls teams. He was elected by his peers
to the Florida High School Athletic Association Basketball Advisory
Committee and is also an active member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches
As Athletic Director at The First Academy, Heintz was responsible
for 10 girls and nine boys interscholastic sports, including 35 teams and
43 coaches. He also managed the athletic budget and coordinated all the
event management, marketing and public and media relations for the
In addition to his duties at The First Academy, Heintz has worked
as the National Clinic Coordinator and Clinician for the Crosspoint
Basketball Coaching Clinics since July. Active with the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes, Heintz has served as the team chaplain for the Orlando
Magic since October of 1994.
Heintz is a 1985 graduate of the University of South Florida. He
spent two years at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg where he worked as an
assistant coach for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the head coach
for women’s volleyball and sports information director.
He and his wife Sharon have a daughter, Sarah, who is nine.