|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Big Ten: 9–6
|Accomplishments and honors|
|4 IIAC (1993, 1995,–1997)
1 MVC Tournament (2001)
1 MVC regular season (2012)
1 Big Ten Tournament (2017)
|Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2012)|
Heller spent his playing career at Upper Iowa, then a Division III school, before being named coach of the Peacocks. He remained at Upper Iowa as coach for 12 seasons. He then moved to Northern Iowa, where he remained for ten seasons, until the baseball program was discontinued after the 2009 season. Heller was hired at Indiana State where he remained for four seasons before being named head coach at Iowa.
Head coaching record
|Upper Iowa (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – DIII) (1988–1999)|
|1993||Upper Iowa||21–15–1||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1995||Upper Iowa||31–13||1st||NCAA Regional|
|1996||Upper Iowa||37-14||1st||College World Series|
|Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley Conference – DI) (2000–2009)|
|2001||Northern Iowa||35–28||17–15||5th||NCAA Regional|
|2002||Northern Iowa||30–25–1||14–18||6th||MVC Tournament|
|2003||Northern Iowa||27–28||16–15||4th||MVC Tournament|
|2008||Northern Iowa||30–24||14–10||4th||MVC Tournament|
|Indiana State (Missouri Valley Conference) (2010–2013)|
|2010||Indiana State||35–19||10–10||T–3rd||MVC Tournament|
|2011||Indiana State||29–28||8–13||6th||MVC Tournament|
|2012||Indiana State||41–19||14–7||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2013||Indiana State||26–25||9–11||6th||MVC Tournament|
|Iowa (Big Ten Conference) (2014–present)|
|2014||Iowa||30–23||10–14||T–7th||Big Ten Tournament|
|2016||Iowa||30–26||12–12||T–8th||Big Ten Tournament|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Meredith, Luke (July 12, 2013). "Iowa Hires Heller as Baseball Coach". SFGate.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "Iowa tabs Rick Heller as new baseball coach". The Gazette. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "Rick Heller Bio". Indiana State Sycamores. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "2011 Indiana State Baseball Yearbook". GoSycamores.com. Indiana State Athletics Communications. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "2014 Missouri Valley Baseball Record Book". MVC.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "2014 Big Ten Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.