Steve Bieser begins his second season at the helm of the Redhawks after serving as the interim head coach during the 2013 season. Bieser was named the fifth head coach of Southeast Missouri baseball on May 15, 2013.
During his first year leading the Redhawks, the baseball team finished the season 26-33, 13-17 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The baseball team also kept its record 19 consecutive OVC Tournament appearance streak alive in 2013. Academically, the Redhawk baseball team recorded a 3.23 cumulative grade point average, as 26 players achieved a 3.0 or better GPA.
Prior to taking over as head coach of the Redhawks, Bieser served as the pitching coach in 2011 and 2012.
Bieser coached starting pitcher Shae Simmons, who led the OVC in strikeouts in 2012 with 89 on his way to being named Second Team All-OVC. Simmons was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 26th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
Dillon Lawson begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Redhawks. Lawson serves as the hitting coach for Southeast as well as the team's defensive instructor.
After his first season, the Redhawks hit .285 as a team, fourth-best in the OVC, with a .392 slugging percentage. Southeast recorded 583 hits, also fourth in the conference. Individually, Dalton Hewitt hit among the best in the league with a .345 batting average.
Lawson came to Southeast after serving as an assistant coach at Morehead State for three seasons (2010-12). He served as the Eagles' pitching coach for two seasons before serving as the hitting coach in 2012, junior college recruiter and assisted in their strength and conditioning programs.
Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
2014 marks Lance Rhodes' second season as the Redhawks' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Rhodes, a former pitcher and volunteer assistant coach for the Redhawks returned to Southeast after serving as assistant coach for three seasons at Wabash Valley College in Illinois. He served as the pitching coach for the Warriors as they compiled 95 wins over a span of two seasons.
While at Wabash Valley College he helped lead the Warriors to back-to-back Great Rivers Athletic Conference regular-season titles. The Warriors also won their first conference tournament championship in 14 years in 2010.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Matt Borgschulte joins the Southeast Missouri baseball staff this season as the Volunteer Assistant. Borgschulte will coach the outfielders as well as assist with hitting and offense.
Borgschulte comes to Southeast after spending a year as the volunteer at Drury University in Springfield, Mo. There, Borgschulte introduced the use of in-depth video analysis for hitting which helped increase the team's batting average, total bases per game, and runs per game. Borgschulte's video analysis program helped lead Panthers to a Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship. He also implemented a new strength and condition program. He worked mainly with the outfielders.
Borgschulte joined the Drury staff after playing two years with the Panthers. As a senior in 2013, he became the first All-America selection in the program's history. The Daktronics All-America Second Team and Midwest Region Player of the Year honoree set new Drury single-season marks for homers (11), runs batted in (60) and total bases (125) while finishing in the Top 30 nationally in all three categories.