Dillon Lawson is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Redhawks. Lawson will serve as the Southeast hitting coach as well as the team's defensive instructor.
Lawson comes to Southeast after serving as an assistant coach at Morehead State for three seasons. He served as the Eagles pitching coach, junior college recruiter and assisted in their strength and conditioning programs.
In 2012, Lawson helped guide the Eagles to their first winning season in five years. The Eagles also qualified for the OVC Tournament last season.
Prior to his time at Morehead State, Lawson spent time at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. from 2007-2009. He helped guide the Lions to back-to-back NAIA Regional Finals.
Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Lance Rhodes is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Redhawks. Rhodes will handle the Southeast pitching staff as well as all aspects of recruiting.
Rhodes, a former pitcher and volunteer assistant coach for the Redhawks returns 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 the last two seasons.
He was also the pitching coach for the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League in the summer of 2009. He led the Gems to a Western Division Championship that season.
Rhodes graduated from Southeast in 2008 with a degree in general studies with an emphasis in physical education. He made 37 appearances for Southeast over two seasons with the Redhawks.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Steve Bieser is in his second season at Southeast Missouri serving as the Redhawks pitching coach. Bieser returns to the Redhawk program after donning a Redhawks jersey in the late 80s.
In 2011, the Redhawks pitching staff ranked third in the Ohio Valley Conference in pitching recording a team ERA of 4.97, as the Redhawks recorded their first earned run average under five since 2007.
The Redhawks team ERA also improved from 2010 as the Southeast hurlers trimmed their team ERA by over one run. Bieser also mentored two pitchers to Second- Team All-OVC honors in Logan Mahon and Jordan Underwood. Mahon was later drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 22nd round of the MLB Draft.
Bieser, a native of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. came to Southeast after a very sucessful campaign as head coach at St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis. In Seven seasons at the helm of the Griffins, his team won two state championships in 2004 and 2006. He complied a record of 137-51.