Nikki Hintze enters her fourth season as assistant track and cross country coach at Tiffin University in 2019-20.
Nikki is a 2007 Heidelberg College graduate with a degree in Sports Management and business where she captained the cross country and track and field squads. Coach Hintze won multiple OAC titles in Indoor and Outdoor track and was also an NCAA Championships Qualifier while graduating with 5 school records. Nikki obtained her Master's degree in Business Leadership from Tiffin University in 2011. After graduating from Heidelberg, she began working at Tiffin University and is currently the Executive Director for Online & Graduate Enrollment Management.
Since starting in 2017, Coach Hintze has aided in the distance program breaking four school records: Indoor 3,000 meter, 5,000 meter, Outdoor 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter. In addition, there have been National qualifying marks hit at 3,000, 5,000, 10,000 and the Distance Medley Relay. Along with those accomplishments, the program had 5 top three finishes in the GLIAC as well as 4 All-American Honors (3-National Runners-Up).
Her coaching experience prior to Tiffin University includes 9 years at Tiffin Columbian High School as the head cross country coach. While coaching at Tiffin she qualified her squad to the Regional Finals (5 of 9 years) and the State Finals as well. Nikki, her husband Kyle, daughters Emma and Grace, and son Parker reside in Tiffin.