JACK FITZGERALD
SCOUT

Jack Fitzgerald begins his fourth year with the Miami HEAT organization as a scout. His duties include evaluating prospective players on both the professional and collegiate levels.

Prior to joining the HEAT, Fitzgerald spent six years coaching on the collegiate level and has 23 years of coaching experience on the high school level. Before joining the HEAT, Fitzgerald was an assistant coach at Saint Xavier University (Chicago) for six years. Prior to working at SXU, he coached at Richards High School from 1994-2000, where he coached one of the HEAT’s current players, All-Star guard Dwyane Wade. While at Richards High, he recorded 20-plus wins in four of his six seasons while also securing three SICA North titles. Prior to his stint at Richards High School, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Leo High School coaching his teams to four Catholic League titles and one conference championship.

Over his high school career, he captured 10 regional titles and three sectional titles while accumulating a 444-214 record. Fitzgerald has been inducted into the Leo High School, Lewis University (III.), Chicago Catholic league and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association halls of fame.

Fitzgerald graduated with a degree in political science from Lewis University (IL) in 1974 and obtained his master’s degree in history from Chicago State University (IL) in 1995. He and his wife, Patty, have one daughter, Kelly, and three grandchildren, Luke, Faith and Cate.