Erik Spoelstra is the Head Coach of the Miami Heat. On April 28, 2008, Spoelstra became the 6th Head Coach in Heat history.
Since becoming a video coordinator in 1995, Coach Spoelstra has only coached for the Miami Heat organization. He led the Heat to back-to-back NBA Championships (2012 & 2013), another NBA Finals appearance in the 2019-2020 NBA Season, and also helped win an NBA Championship in 2006, as an Assistant Coach. In the 2012-2013 season, the Heat went 66-16 in the regular season and led the NBA in blocked shots. In the 2016-2017 NBA Season, Coach Spoelstra was named a co-recipient of the Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award alongside Coach Mike D’Antoni – he also was Head Coach of the 2017 Eastern Conference during the All-Star Game in New Orleans.
Spoelstra was born on November 1, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Oregon. Spoelstra attended Jesuit High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. Coach went on to play at the University of Portland and was the starting point guard for all four years and named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year in 1989. Coach Spoelstra and his wife, Nikki, have two children (Santiago & Dante). Coach Spoelstra was the first Asian-American Head Coach in all four major sports leagues.