Head Coach Mike Reese
Mike Reese was hired as the Cobber fastpitch softball coach in the spring of 2012. He brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the position. Before being hired as the head fastpitch coach, Mike was the pitching coach for the Concordia baseball team for six years.
“I'm very excited about the opportunity to lead and coach the fastpitch program,” said Reese. “I'm very confident about the transition from baseball to women's fastpitch as I've played fast pitch and been around the game for a long time. I have been a multi-sport coach at every level and feel my coaching experience, and presence here on campus, will be a strength that I can bring to the program right away.”
During his time as pitching coach for the Cobber baseball team, he helped produce several All-MIAC hurlers as well as All-Region pitchers Scott Schumacher and Adam Johnson. Coach Reese also guided the Cobber pitching staff finish in the top 3 in the MIAC in ERA in three of the last five seasons.
Before coming to Concordia he was the head varsity baseball coach at Holy Cross High School in Louisville, Ky. While at Holy Cross he fashioned a 228-97 overall record in 11 seasons. During his years at Holy Cross, the team won four regional titles, a sectional crown and made it the state semifinals on two occasions. The 2004 team won a school-record 32 games, beating six of Kentucky's top high school teams and making it to the state semifinal. He coached several High School All-State players who went on to play at the NCAA Division I level.
In addition to his achievements at Holy Cross, Reese has also won district, regional and sectional championships and had a 431-194 career record as a head amateur baseball coach. He coached in the Amateur Athletic Union and in the National Amateur Baseball Federation and his 1999 Louisville Titan team placed fourth in the NABF World Series.
Reese is a 1973 graduate of Dickinson State University and earned his master's degree in education from the University of South Florida.
Reese is also the Director for the Office of Student Success and Retention at the college.
Mike and his wife, Judy, live in Fargo. They have three grown children; Laura, Lisa, and Marshall.