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Jack Heron (basketball)

Jack Heron
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1926-07-28)July 28, 1926
Died January 10, 2012(2012-01-10) (aged 85)
Dubois, Wyoming
Playing career
Sacramento State
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–78, 1979–84
Sacramento State (Asst.)
Sacramento State
Head coaching record
Overall 196–258 (.432)

Jack E. Heron (July 28, 1926 – January 10, 2012) was an American basketball coach. He is the winningest coach in Sacramento State University history.

Heron, from Worland, Wyoming, played collegiately for Whitman College and Sacramento State. After coaching at the high school level in Shoshoni, Wyoming and Sacramento, Heron joined Everett Shelton staff at Sacramento State.[1]

Following Shelton's retirement in 1968, Heron was named head coach, where he remained until 1984 (with the exception of the 1978–79 season, which he missed due to illness). Heron amassed a record of 196–258 (.432), making him the school's all time leader in wins.

Heron died on January 10, 2012 in his home in Dubois, Wyoming.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former longtime basketball coach Jack Heron passes away". Sacramento State athletics. 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 

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