Heflin Appointed to Director of Athletic Development Post
Aug. 30, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University has made one more addition to its athletics staff with the hiring of Daniel Heflin as Director of Athletic Development, which was announced Tuesday by MSU Director of Athletics Kyle Moats.
Along with Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Padraic McMeel and Administrative Assistant Julie Wright, Heflin will oversee the day-to-day operations of The Bears Fund, the MSU athletic department's annual fundraising program.
The Topeka, Kan., native comes to Missouri State after a two-year stay as a development associate with the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization at fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Wichita State. At WSU, Heflin was responsible for the recruitment of new donors and the solicitation of sponsorships, while assisting with the coordination of several department fundraising events.
After completing his master's degree in sport administration from Wichita State this past spring, Heflin completed a brief stint as an account executive with AEG/Sprint Center in Kansas City. Prior to coming to Wichita State, Heflin served as an intern in the athletics development office at the University of Miami (Fla.).
A first-team All-Peach Belt Conference and all-region selection in baseball as a student-athlete, Heflin earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgia College in 2008.