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John Hevesy

  • Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line

Coaching Experience:
2007-present Florida (Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line)
2006 Florida (Offensive Line/Centers and Guards)
2005 Florida (Offensive Line)
2004 Utah (Offensive Line)
2003 Utah (Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends)
2001-02 Bowling Green (Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends)
1998-00 Brown (Offensive Line)
1997 Syracuse (Graduate Assistant Offensive Line)
1996 Brown (Offensive tackles/Tight Ends)
1994-95 Trinity (Offensive Line)

Coaching Accomplishments
- 14 years of collegiate coaching experience.
- Member of the 2006 Florida coaching staff that guided the Gators to the BCS National Championship.
-Has guided two centers to SEC first-team honors at the position by the league's coaches (Mike Degory in 2005 and Steve Rissler in 2006), while Drew Miller earned honorable mention All-SEC by the Associated Press in '07.
-Tutored the UF tight ends' duo of Cornelius Ingram and Aaron Hernandez to a combined 43 receptions and 659 yards receiving in 2007. Ingram's seven TDs receiving matched Andre Caldwell's team-leading total and his 14.9 yards per reception were the most of any Gator who had double-digit catches.
-The Gator offensive line surrendered just 13 sacks in 13 games in 2007, tied for the second-lowest total in the SEC and tied for fifth nationally.
-Despite entering the 2006 season with one player with a start at their position, the offensive line allowed only 23 sacks on the year and allowed one or less seven times. The total was an improvement from 2005 when the unit allowed 35 sacks. The 2006 group also paved the way for a UF run game that increased from 3.9 yards per carry and 146.8 yards per game in 2005 to 4.7 yards per carry and 160.0 yards per game in 2006.  
- In his first season at UF, worked with center Mike Degory, who was named one of six finalists for the Rimington Tropy, which is presented to the nation's top center.
- Tutored the offensive line which was part of one of the most prolific offensive units in the nation in 2004, as Utah ranked third nationally in scoring (45.3), total offense (499.7) and passing efficiency (173.4). Utah was the only school in the nation to have its rushing offense (236.1, 13th) and passing offense (263.7, 19th) rank in the top-20 nationally. 
- The 2004 Utah offense led the MWC in scoring offense, total offense, pass efficiency offense and third-down conversions (52.3). The unit also scored on 62 of 67 trips inside the red zone.
- Assisted with the development of tight end Ben Moa, a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2003. Moa was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, which is awarded to the nation's top college tight end.
- In his first season at Bowling Green in 2001, the offensive line allowed 50 percent fewer sacks than it had the previous season. In 2002, the Falcon line blocked for skill players who rushed for 2,629 yards and passed for 2,758 yards. Tight end D'Monn Baker caught 10 passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns.
- In 1998 at Brown, offensive line blocked for nine school records, including a record 3,316 passing yards. His 1999 line blocked for 3,262 passing yards and paved the way to four school records and an Ivy League championship.
- Brown ranked in the top-five teams in the nation on offense in 1999, and three of Hevesy's players were named All-Ivy League in both 1999 and 2000. One of them, Drew Inzer, went on to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- At Syracuse, working with the Big East Champion's offensive line, he helped the Orange to a 1997 Fiesta Bowl bid.

Playing Career
- Started three years on the offensive line at the University of Maine from 1991-93.

Prominent Players Coached

  • C MIKE DEGORY - Three-time selection to the Rimington Trophy Watch List (2003, 2004, 2005) who was one of six finalists in 2005.  Named to the 2005 AP and Coaches’ First Team All-SEC team and was an All-SEC Second Team-Coaches' and AP in 2003 and 2004. His 50 consecutive starts (every game of his career) tied for the most on UF's all-time list.
  • OT RANDY HAND - Named to the 2005 AP and Coaches' Second Team All-SEC team. Played in 47 games with 41 starts including the last 34 games of his college career.
  • C STEVE RISSLER -2006 First-team All-SEC (Coaches).


  • THOMAS HERRION - Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2003. Signed by the San Francisco 49ers.
  • OG CHRIS KEMOEATU - Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports and first-team All-American in 2004 as well as a first-team All-Conference honoree. Was an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2002.
  • TE BEN MOA – First-team All-Mountain West Conference and a John Mackey Award semifinalist in 2003.
  • OT TAVO TUPOLA - Second-team All Mountain West Conference.


  • OL DENNIS WENDEL – Second-team All-MAC offensive lineman who participated in the 2003 East-West Shrine Game.


  • OL DREW INZER­ – First-team All-Ivy League selection before being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.

NFL Players (Round Drafted)
OL Drew Inzer (FA) - Brown '01 - Jacksonville Jaguars
TE Ben Moa (FA) - Utah '04 - Miami Dolphins
OG Chris Kemoeatu (6th) - Utah '05 - Pittsburgh Steelers
C Jesse Boone (FA) - Utah '06 - Cincinnati Bengals
OG Lance Butler (FA) - Florida '06 - Cleveland Browns
OG David Dirkmaat (FA) - Utah '06 - Washington Redskins
OT  Randy Hand (FA) - Florida 06' - New England Patriots
OT Tavares Washington (FA) - Florida '06 - San Francisco 49ers'
C Steve Rissler (FA) - Florida '07 - Dallas Cowboys
OL Tavo Tupola - Utah '07 - Houston Texans

Personal Information
Birthdate: May 2, 1971
Hometown: Madison, Conn.
Education: 1994 - Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Maine
Marital Status: Married to the former Kelli Rogers.
Children: Jack (6), Taylor (5), Madison (3)

Bowl Games as a Coach
1997:       Fiesta    
2003:       Liberty
2005:       Fiesta
2006:       Outback
2007:       BCS National Championship Game
2008:       Capital One

Bowl Games as a Coach
1998 Fiesta
2003 Liberty
2005 Fiesta
2006 Outback
2007 BCS National Championship
2008 Capital One
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