|Title:||Assistant Athletic Trainer (BB, WSOC)|
|College:||Evansville '02, Indiana State '03|
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Ben Heimos joined SIUE as an assistant athletic trainer in October 2009. Heimos has been certified by the National Association of Athletic Trainers Board of Certification since 2003.
He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2006. He also is certified in CPR/AED. While he assists in all facets of SIUE's Athletic Training Department, Heimos' primary responsibility is providing coverage for the baseball and women's soccer programs.
Heimos has a wealth of baseball experience in his background. He spent the 2009 baseball season as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Independent Atlantic League. From 2005-2008 Heimos worked as an Athletic Trainer in the Florida Marlins organization, working for three different Florida minor league affiliates during the time. Heimos was honored as the 2006 Minor League Trainer of the Year in the Marlins organization. He also served as the trainer for the Northern Division at the 2008 Southern League All-Star game.
Heimos also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Sparkman High School in Madison, Ala. during the 2004-2005 school year. He served in the same capacity for John F. Kennedy and University City High Schools in St. Louis during the 2003-2004 school year.
The Waterloo, Ill., native earned a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and a master's degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Evansville. He holds a master of science in athletic training from Indiana State University.