Native of Carl Junction, Mo., accepts role as assistant director of athletics development
One of the newest additions to the Missouri State athletics staff, Daniel Heflin was appointed to the post of director of athletic development in August and 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.