Nick Heflin was announced as the OU assistant coach in May 2017 and is in his third season with the Sooners.
In Heflin’s first year, the Sooners recorded a 10-3 mark after the holiday break to finish the season with an 11-6 overall record, including wins over three ranked teams. OU finished in second place at the 2017 Big 12 Championship, and eight wrestlers qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis.
The Sooners posted an 8-11 mark in Heflin’s second season and sent five wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Heflin aided in top-tier recruiting, bringing four top-100 recruits to Norman ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Prior to his time at OU, Heflin spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Princeton. Heflin helped lead the Tigers to their seventh top-25 finish in program history in 2016-17 after sending seven student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, including freshman All-American Matthew Kolodzik. In 2015-16 under Heflin's direction, 197-pounder Brett Harner earned the EIWA crown and reach the podium at the national tournament.
A three-time All-American for the Buckeyes and the 2014 NCAA Runner-Up at 197 pounds, Heflin wrestled for Rosselli at Ohio State from 2010-2014. After graduating, he worked as a strength coach with both the Ohio State football and wrestling teams and with the Ohio Regional Training Center before joining the Princeton staff. In May 2017, Heflin placed third at 86kg at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. He has a degree in human nutrition from Ohio State.