Chris Coste took over control of the Cobber baseball program in the summer of 2014 after serving as the team's assistant coach for three seasons. Coste played for the Cobbers from 1993-95 and was a three-time MIAC MVP. He then went on to play professional baseball for 16 seasons.
Coste won a World Series championship with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. He has played in the major leagues for the Phillies, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Washington Nationals organizations. Coste has appeared in 299 Major League Baseball games and has a lifetime MLB average of .272.
Coste, who was inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007, played third base and pitcher for Concordia during the mid 1990’s. He earned three consecutive All-American awards and still holds the school record for career batting average and career earned run average. Coste helped the Cobbers win the MIAC championship in 1995. The 1995 squad finished second at the NCAA Midwest Regional and is the only Concordia team to win 30 games in a single season.