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Jeff Heidmous
Jeff  Heidmous

Last College:
US Air Force

Position:
Coach

Induction Year:
2002


Elected to Hall of Fame: 2002

Participation:

  • Club
    • Cabrillo HS Club Team, 1977, coach
    • Biloxi, MS YMCA Team, 1977, founder and coach
    • Davis Masters, 1979-1980, player
    • Rocky Mountain Polo, 1981-present, founder, master's player and coach
  • College
    • US Air Force Academy
    • 1973-77 player
    • 1981-1985 and 1986-1999 head coach
    • 1999-present volunteer coach
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • 1985-1986 assistant coach
  • High School
    • Cabrillo Senior High School, Lompoc CA, 1970-72, player
    • Casa Roble High School, Sacramento CA
    • 1978, assistant coach
    • 1979, head coach
  • Player
    • 1970-72: 3 year starter and league champions at Cabrillo High School
    • 1972 High School Team Captain and League MVP
    • 1973-76 4 year starter at the Air Force Academy
    • 1974 Helped AFA qualify for its first NCAA Championship Tournament
    • 1976 AFA Team Captain and MVP
    • Graduated as the third leading scorer all-time, second in assists and set the single season shooting percentage record - becoming the highest coring defenseman in AFA history

Referee:

  • 1979-80 High School and Junior College
  • Sacramento-Stockton-Davis-Fairfield-Reno area

Contributor:

  • 1977 Initiated the first ever water polo match in Mississippi - Biloxi YMCA vs Gulfport YMCA
  • 1979 Volunteered to coach Casa Roble HS to keep the program alive
  • 1981 Founded Rocky Mountain Polo (ROMP) water polo club
  • Between 1981 and 1998, Air Force produced 12 NCAA All American, 4 WWPA MVP's, 55 All-WWPA selections, 13 NCAA Academic All Americans, 39 Academic All-WWPA selections, 20 of the Top-25 career scorers in Air Force history, 15 US Olympic Festival athletes and one US National Junior Team member

Personal:

  • 1991-present, Department Head of Physical Education, US Air Force Academy
  • 1995-present, Vice Director of Athletic Programs, US Air Force Academy
  • 1977-99, 22 years commissioned service in the US Air Force, Lt Col (ret)
  • Four Meritorious Service Medals, one Air Force Commendation Medal and two National Defense Ribbons (Viet Nam and Gulf War)
  • 1981-present, married to Barbara M. Heidmous
  • Three children, Joid (18), Bryan (15), Briget (11)
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