TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Ryan Heisey, who has helped teams at UAB and UNC Greensboro to appearances in the NCAA Regional Championships, has been named as an assistant coach for the Florida State Men’s and Women’s program announced Seminole Director of Golf Trey Jones. Heisey will work with both the nationally ranked Seminole men’s and women’s teams in all areas of player development and program administration under Jones and Head Women’s Coach Amy Bond.
Heisey comes to Florida State following two seasons at UAB where he helped lead the Blazers to two consecutive NCAA appearances including a 24th place at the 2021 NCAA Championship Finals at the Gray Hawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Blazers’ 24th place finish is tied for the fifth highest finish at the national finals in school history. UAB finished in 13th place at the NCAA Stockton Regional Championship in 2022.
With Heisey’s assistance, Nick Robillard was named the Conference USA Golfer of the Year in 2021 and the CUSA Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2021 and 2022. Robillard earned All-CUSA First-Team honors in 2021 and All-CUSA Second-Team honors in 2022. Khavish Varadan was also a two-time All-CUSA selection under Heisey – first team in 2022 and second team in 2021
“We have had the opportunity to have some great assistant coaches that have helped our program become elite,” said Jones. “Adding Ryan will not only continue that tradition, but will help us get to new heights. We have built our program around the needs of our players, and we know that Ryan will help develop and recruit players that represent Florida State at the highest level.
Heisey joined the Blazers after spending two seasons as the assistant coach at Chattanooga (2019 and 2020).
Prior to Chattanooga, Heisey spent one season as a volunteer assistant at his Alma Mater, UNC Greensboro. In his one season with the Spartans, he helped lead UNCG to the 2018 Southern Conference title and a berth into NCAA Regionals.
Heisey turned pro in 2014 and made 41 career starts playing on the PGA’s Latin America and Mackenzie (Canada) tours.
A native of New Bern, N.C., Heisey graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2010 with a degree in Tourism Management. He is married to the former Jillian Idle. The couple is expecting their first child in January, 2023.