Villanova hosted Seton Hall on January 11, 2014 in a game televised live on Fox Sports 2.
Heather Vulin enters her 7th year on the Wildcat staff where she will serve as the program's recruiting coordinator, in addition to assisting with on court coaching duties. She arrived at Villanova from Sacred Heart University where she was as an assistant from 2002-2008, including serving as recruiting coordinator from 2004-08. During her stint at Sacred Heart, she was instrumental in helping the Pioneers to an impressive 124-55 overall record and an 85-23 mark in Northeast Conference play.
From a recruiting standpoint at Sacred Heart, she recruited and signed Alisa Apo who was the 2008 NEC Rookie of the Year and the 2009 NEC Player of the Year and All-NEC selection 2009,2010, Kaitlin Sowinski who was named first team All-NEC in both 2008 and 2009, and Callan Taylor who was a three time All-NEC selection 2010-2012 and capped off her career as 2012 NEC Player of the Year and left Sacred Heart as the program's all-time leading rebounder. In 2009, Vulin's recruits helped Sacred Heart become only the third team in NEC history to go undefeated in league play. During her stay at Villanova, the program has made post-season play every year since Vulin's recruiting classes have stepped on the court for the Wildcats.
Before Sacred Heart, Vulin was a graduate assistant coach at North Dakota State University from 2000 02 and worked for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, Amy Ruley. In her two year stay there, North Dakota State tallied a 43-18 record.
Vulin was a two-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota-Morris where she was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and volleyball. She served as a team captain in basketball and garnered Academic All-Conference accolades in both basketball and volleyball.
She graduated from Minnesota-Morris in 1999 with a bachelor degree in secondary education-social sciences, psychology and women's studies. She earned a master's degree in education from North Dakota State.
Vulin and her husband, Kevin, reside in Havertown, Pa with their three-year old son Jack and their newborn daughter, Ava.
The Vulin File
Birthdate: Feb. 20, 1976
Education: B.S. in Education from Minnesota Morris `99, Master's in Education from North Dakota State `03
Graduate Asst. Coach, North Dakota State University (2000-02)
Assistant Coach, Sacred Heart University (2002-08)
Assistant Coach, Villanova University (2008-present)