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Kye Heck is the Training Manager of APEC. Training and coaching has always been a passion for Kye.
Born and raised in Whitehouse, Texas, Kye has had to overcome the odds as an athlete. Kye captained his Basketball team to a 31-3 record as a senior. Graduating high school at 6’0 150 pounds Kye worked up to 185 pounds to compete at his new College sport: Rugby. Having not played a contact sport since the 7th grade he reignited his athletic career by playing club rugby (Tyler Bolts). After turning heads with the Bolts he was picked up by the Texas Longhorns. Kye captained his team to the National Collegiate Rugby Championship and finished as a top 8 team in the Nation.


Heck earned a full-ride academic scholarship at Tyler Junior College where he completed his Associate Degree in Science, and was then able to transfer to the University of Texas with a 3.86 GPA. He studied Kinesiology at UT and earned a BS in Health Promotion and Fitness, and a minor in psychology with a focus in Strength and Conditioning. Here he earned the award for top health education major of the year given by the American association of health education. While he was attending UT his experience at APEC allowed him opportunity to learn under one of the nations top training professionals in Todd Wright (Texas Longhorns) and Chris Braden (Texas Tech Strength Coach under Bobby Knight). Kye worked at Todd Wrights (Texas Longhorn Strength Coach)/ Chris Bradens (Texas Tech Bobby Knight regime) facility where he learned techniques used in professional basketball, baseball, tennis and golf.
Kye Heck has had an impact training every notable athlete coming out of APEC since 2006. His most recent prodigy is All American Basketball player; Minta Spears (Bullard, Texas Tech).



  • Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion and Fitness (UT Austin)
  • Award for the top health student by American Association of Health Education
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist- National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) - Gray Institute
  • Nike 360 Golf Performance Specialist -Powered by Gray Institute of Functional Science (GPS)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist -National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Olympic Sports Performance -United States of America Weightlifting Certification (USAW)
  • Associates of Science (TJC)
  • Four Dimensional Trainer- T4G


Athletic Profile:

  • High school- 4 year basketball: captain of Area Champs (31-3 record)
  • The University of Texas Rugby team- 15’s, 7’s starting winger and National Qualifier
  • Texas Longhorn Rugby 7‘s Top 8 finish in Nation

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