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Coaching Staff

[Alex Smith]Alex Smith

Head Coach/Director of Facilities

  • Office: Regents Center 217E
  • Phone: (563) 387- 1590
  • Third Year as Head Coach
  • 2003 graduate of Luther College
  • Also serves as Luther's Director of Athletic Facilities
  • Has coached eight all-Iowa Conference Performers in two seasons - including 2012 Position Player of the Year
  • Has Coached three all-Region Performers
  • Prior to taking over the program he was an assistant coach for 10 years and has been the pitching coach the past seven seasons
  • Coached 10 all-Iowa Conference pitchers and four all-region performers
  • Head baseball coach South Winneshiek High School 2009-12 (96-48 record) and led Warriors to a 2010 district title
  • Three-year letter winner for the Norse (2000-02) as a member of the pitching staff

[Steve Beckman]

Steve Beckman

Assistant Coach - Infield/Baserunning

  • 2011 graduate of Luther College
  • Third year as an assistant coach
  • Assistant Coach, Jordan Legion 2009-11
  • Four-year starter at shortstop and third base
  • During his career Luther was 95-68 and captured a conference championship in 2009
  • Holds school record for career assists (452) and single season assists (146)


Denne Brodbeck

Assistant Coach - Hitting Coach/Catchers

  • 2005 graduate of Luther College
  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • Assistant coach at Turkey Valley High School (2007-11) and MFL MarMac High School (2012)
  • Two-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Two-year letter winner at NIACC before joining the Luther baseball program



Jared Berlage

Assistant Coach - Pitchers/JV Coach[Jared Berlage]

  • 2013 graduate of Luther College
  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • Two-year letter winner for the Norse following a transfer from Highland Community College
  • Led Norse pitching staff in ERA in 2012

 

 



Ben Obermann[Ben Obermann]

Assistant Coach - Hitters/JV Coach

  • 2013 graduate of Luther College
  • First year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse and served as captain as a senior
  • Head baseball coach at South Winneshiek High School compiling a record of 26-7 in his first year
 
 

Mitch Patrikus

Student Coach[Mitch Patrikus]