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Donations can be made to Mike Heimerdinger Memorial Fund

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Long-time NFL assistant coach Mike Heimerdinger died September 30, after battling cancer for most of the last year.  A prviate memorial service for family and friends will be held on October 14.

The service will be closed to the media.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established the Mike Heimerdinger Memorial Fund, which will be used to support Heimerdinger’s family and numerous charities.

Checks can be made payable to the Mike Heimerdinger Memorial Fund, and mailed to the following address:  Mike Heimerdinger Memorial Fund, 2020 Fieldstone Parkway, Suite 900-206, Franklin, TN 37069.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kathie, a son, Brian, and a daughter, Alicia.

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10 Responses to “Donations can be made to Mike Heimerdinger Memorial Fund”
  1. bcjim says: Oct 4, 2011 9:17 PM

    First let me say I am saddened to hear of this news.

    Second let me say that if his family needs help, fine, what happened in the past or what mistakes might (or might not) have been made are in the past and don’t change the fact people may need help.

    The average fan Im guessing would assume certain things about a high level NFL asst coach, but to be fair, few of us know what extenuating issues might be involved in this (or any) specific case.

    Also, I could have a whacked notion about what pay and benefits a high level nfl asst coach gets.

    In summary, I hope his family gets help if they need it.

  2. drumnw says: Oct 4, 2011 10:11 PM

    Being that he may have been the only one in his family to be making money, i could see where it can be needed. If i were in position to help them, i would, but i can’t.

  3. realnflmaster says: Oct 5, 2011 12:44 AM

    lol yeah right.

  4. canesfan56 says: Oct 5, 2011 6:52 AM

    What are his charities? Or is the money going to the family. If this site is suggesting a donation of money you should let us know where it is going. There is a big difference between the American Cancer Society and Mrs H. Also should you guys be in the business of soliciting money in the first part? This isn’t NFL news.

  5. richm2256 says: Oct 5, 2011 8:29 AM

    canesfan56 says:
    What are his charities? Or is the money going to the family. If this site is suggesting a donation of money you should let us know where it is going. There is a big difference between the American Cancer Society and Mrs H. Also should you guys be in the business of soliciting money in the first part? This isn’t NFL news.

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    Wow.

    Lot of heart there, buddy.

    The man was an assistant football coach. While he may have made more than the average Joe, I’m guessing he wasn’t making millions, and a one year battle with cancer takes a financial toll on a family.

  6. NFLJunkie says: Oct 5, 2011 8:38 AM

    Also, I could have a whacked notion about what pay and benefits a high level nfl asst coach gets.

    I don’t know anything about the specific circumstances either, but given it was reported Heimerdinger passed away while receiving experimental treatment in Mexico (after also seeking new treatment in Houston when the chemotherapy he underwent in Nashville was not successful), I wouldn’t assume that the fight he fought against his rare form of cancer was covered by standard medical benefits.

    I’m guessing the Oct. 14th date for his memorial service was picked to coincide with the Titans’ bye week, but Dinger has many friends around the NFL who probably can’t be there in person and want to pay their respects in some way. Now they have a vehicle for that.

  7. austrianpanther says: Oct 5, 2011 10:24 AM

    “He died Friday while in Mexico to receive experimental treatments for a rare form of cancer.”

    OK- I will cut a check and send it to the address mentioned.

  8. austrianpanther says: Oct 5, 2011 10:41 AM

    Year Offensive coordinators Average salary Defensive coordinators Average salary All assistant coaches and coordinators Average salary
    2001 27 $309,000 30 $370,000 493 $184,000
    2002 23 $330,000 28 $417,000 427 $198,000
    2003 22 $400,000 27 $442,000 393 $209,000
    2004 21 $460,000 19 $587,000 334 $235,000
    2005 8 $585,000 9 $870,000 214 $280,000

  9. austrianpanther says: Oct 5, 2011 10:46 AM

    One more point, coaches were NOT paid during the lock-out!

  10. bornagain2005 says: Oct 5, 2011 11:24 AM

    How much are some of his former players going to give?

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