LaFleur is Head Football Coach

Heelan Grad is New Head Football Coach
Posted on 02/24/2022
Bishop Heelan High School has named Jon LaFleur, a former Heelan stand-out athlete and current parent, as its new head football coach. 

After a stellar football record at Heelan, LaFleur, a 1993 Heelan grad, was a four-year starter at defensive tackle and a team captain at the University of Iowa, under legendary coach Hayden Fry. 

LaFleur was born into a football family in Iowa City. His dad, Dan LaFleur, a 1971 Heelan grad who lettered in football, also played for the Hawks for four seasons.

At Bishop Heelan, Jon has served as assistant football coach and assistant softball coach. 

As a student at Bishop Heelan, LaFleur was an all-sport athlete, excelling in basketball and baseball and earned state championships in the shotput his junior and senior year. He was named first team All-state in football his junior and senior years and was prep All American his senior year.

LaFleur was also chosen 1993 Metro Sioux City Male Athlete of the Year by the Sioux City Journal.

“Heelan football gave me the opportunity to get a great education and play football at the University of Iowa,” LaFleur says. “With the coaching vacancy occurring and my availability, I felt that now is a great time to be able to give something back to a program and school that was so beneficial to me.”

“Throughout the interview process Jon LaFleur stood out among a great pool of candidates,” says Andy Foster, co-athletic director at Heelan. “Jon’s passion, energy, work ethic and knowledge will be vital as he and his staff continue to push our football program in the right direction.” 

Jon and his Heelan grad wife, Katie, are the parents of four daughters: two Heelan grads Abbie ‘18 and a National Merit Scholar; Emma ’19; and Heelan students Lauren, a junior and Madelyn, a freshman. He works as a livestock broker for LaFleur Brothers.
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