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Template:Refimprove blp William Heiser (born January 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the Principal of Catonsville High School in Baltimore County Public Schools (MD). Prior to his career in education, Heiser was a former U.S. soccer defender. He was a member of the FIFA U-16 World Championship 1989 held in Scotland.
Dr. Heiser has been the Principal at Catonsville High School and North County High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He was named High School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary Principals (MASSP) in 2013. Dr. Heiser was named President at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore City, Maryland.
Heiser grew up in Bowie, MD and was an outstanding soccer player for Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Maryland), graduating in 1991. Heiser was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Youth All-American (1989) and a Parade Magazine High School All American (1990). In 1989, he was a member of the United States U-16 National Soccer Team at the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship where he was an unused substitute. The U.S. went 1-1-1 and failed to make the second round. In 1991, he entered Loyola University Maryland where he played four years on the men’s soccer team, 1991-1995. Heiser was drafted by the Washington Warthogs of the Continental Indoor Soccer League and the Baltimore Spirit of the National Professional Soccer League but elected to not pursue a professional career. He instead returned to school to gain a master's degree and doctoral degree in education. He spent one season as an assistant coach at the University of Georgetown and as an assistant coach with the Maryland Pride of the Women's Premier Soccer League.