The 2013 season marks Coach Heater’s second year at the helm of Fontbonne's women’s volleyball program. Last year's squad won 9 matches and started to climb up the rungs of the SLIAC ladder, finishing 6th in the conference. Heater looks for this year's team to continue up the ladder and looks to increase those wins with the help of a strong recruiting class of 8 players to add to the returning six players from last years squad.
Coach Heater came to Fontbonne in 2012 with 4 years experience as a head coach, most recently at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. At Lewis and Clark, Heater led the program to the region final four tournament twice for the first time in school history, and finished each season with 20 plus wins.
Prior to her time at Lewis and Clark, Heater served as head coach at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois. During her four years experience, she has coached 5 all-region players and 11 all-conference players.
In addition to her NJCAA experience, Coach Heater comes to Fontbonne with valuable NCAA Div. III experience. Coach Heater served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Greenville College from 2006-2007. She also played her collegiate volleyball career at Greenville.
Coach Heater resides in Troy, Illinois with her husband John and their four kids John, Morgan, Kendall, and Ace.