Heather Macy

Heather Macy, the all-time winningest coach in the history of East Carolina University women’s basketball is the definition of passion and focus. Not only a coach, but she is an author, motivator, and leader. Heather prides herself in helping others reach their goals. Her philosophy of impacting and influencing is based upon building confidence, instilling discipline and keeping the intent based upon, YOU winning.

Macy owns a career record of 248-155 including a 134-117 overall mark during her tenure at ECU. During the 2014-15 campaign, she became the first coach in program history to lead the Pirates to 20 or more wins in three-straight seasons. That year finished with a 22-11 overall record and a third Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) appearance.

Macy is a highly requested speaker at civic organizations, hospitals, schools, non-profit organizations, plus in private industry. During these presentations, topics like teamwork, accountability, and discipline to achieve success are explored.

Macy received a B.S. degree in sport and exercise studies (cum laude) from Greensboro College in 2000, where she was a four-year letter winner for the women’s basketball team. She ended her career 11th on the Pride’s career scoring list and in the top 10 for assists. In 2002, she earned a master’s degree in human performance and recreation from the University of Southern Mississippi. Macy has been inducted into both the Starmount High School and Greensboro College Hall of Fames.

One of only 300 coaches in the country Macy received a Certification in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in 2016. She currently travels speaking to teams and organizations on how to use EQ to become an elite performer.