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Coach Billy Hefflinger begins his first season as the head men's and women's cross country coach. He has spent the last nine years as the head coach of College of the Siskiyous baseball. He is currently an instructor in the Physical Education Department. Coach Hefflinger was previously the head baseball coach at Western Texas College and an assistant coach at California Lutheran University and York College.

Academic success has been very important to Hefflinger and his coaching staff during his time as baseball coach. His teams were outstanding in the classroom with 129 COS Scholar-Athletes and 26 All-Golden Valley Conference Academic Team members (which began in 2011). He is very proud of what his teams accomplished. Hefflinger's 2013 team finished 2nd in the GVC, which was the school's best finish in conference since 1985. Hefflinger was honored with the GVC Coach of the Year award, but was prouder of Dixon Marble who was honored as GVC Pitcher of the Year. He coached 36 All-Conference players, 8 Gold Glove players, 1 Pacific Association Rawlings Gold Glove, 2 Northern California Players of the Week, 11 players who participated in Northern California Junior College All-Star Game, and 3 CCCBCA Pre-Season All-Americans.

As a college baseball player, Hefflinger was a two-time 1st Team All-Conference Selection for the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference as a shortstop (1998) and catcher (1999). He was an All-Nebraska 2nd Team Shortstop selection (1998), Sertoma Award (1999), York Team MVP (1999), York Team Top Hitter (1999), and a NCCAA 1st Team All-American (1999).

After college, Hefflinger began running and it has turned into one of his passions. He has competed in 11 marathons and 3 half marathons. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the sport of cross country. Hefflinger is married to Holly Hefflinger of Lubbock, Texas. They have two beautiful daughters, Haidyn and Chandler.