I heard about Jack’s passing this morning and yes there were tears in my eyes. Later tonight I will relate some of my experiences with Jack. The following is an excerpt from the 2007 Maryland alumni magazine.
“As an undergrad, Heise was manager of the basketball team. He is a past president of the M Club; the Terrapin Club; the Maryland Alumni Association and the Maryland Educational Foundation. He also served on the board of the University of Maryland, College Park Foundation.
Heise attends all home and away football and basketball games, and all women’s home basketball games. In addition, he’s often a fixture at on-campus events such as field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball.
And consider this stat: Heise has missed only three ACC basketball tournament games since 1946. “I’m a fervent fan and it’s a major part of our life,” he announces proudly, “That’s why I got the name ‘Mr. Maryland.’”