Coach Heron attended Medina ISD from Kindergarten though HS Graduation. He received his Bachelors degree from Angelo State University in 2010 where he specialized in Kinesiology and Biology. His first coaching job was with Grape Creek ISD in San Angelo for 7 years where he taught multiple subjects and coached multiple sports. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a USA weightlifting sport performance coach. He is in his 4th year with Alice HS where he coaches Varsity Football, Powerlifting and he is the district's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Coach Heron is married to his wife Audrey, who is a professor at Angelo State, and they have two sons. Jake is 6 and Bo is 3.