Louis Heckman coached Ottoville High School for 32 years, 1918-51, and amassed 448 wins and 124 losses. Coach Heckman graduated from Glandorf High School and St. Joseph College in Indiana. He won a total of nine PCL League titles along with numerous tournament championships.

Perhaps most amazing of all, Coach Heckman was an educator for 50 years, 1909-59. Coach Heckman's wife is also deceased. Surviving is a grandson, Paul, an outstanding sports journalist in Dayton and formerly of Florida, and daughters, Mrs. Agnes Archdeacon of Ottoville and Mary Catherine, also of Ottoville.