Chad Slyter
Chad Slyter


Chad Slyter became the sixth head coach in the history of Cobber softball in the summer of 2016.

In 2021 Slyter led the Cobbers to their first MIAC playoff appearance in program history. Concordia went on to beat St. Benedict in the first round to record the first postseason win in program history. The 2021 Cobbers finished with 22 total victories which tied the program record for most wins in a single season.  

Slyter brought an impressive head coaching resume to Concordia as he was the head coach at Fargo Shanley from 2013-16 and before that he was the head coach at Valley City State for 10 seasons.

Slyter guided Fargo Shanley to three straight North Dakota State High School Tournament appearances. The Deacons finished fourth at this spring’s state tournament. He finished his three seasons at Shanley with a 54-28 record and was named the Eastern Dakota Conference Coach of the Year in 2015.

Slyter was head coach at Valley City State for from 2000-2013. During his tenure at Valley City State he was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2011 and helped the Vikings claim the Region III NAIA tournament championship in 2006.

Slyter finished with 206 wins during his time at Valley City State which is still the most of any head coach in program history. He posted six straight 20-win seasons and his teams set, or reset, over 30 program records. The 2009 squad had the fifth highest grade point average of any NAIA team in the nation and during his 10 seasons as head coach at Valley City State his squads had a 3.35 GPA average.

Slyter earned his bachelor’s degree from Valley City State in Education in 1995 and went on to earn his master’s degree in Psychology from Capella University.  

Slyter, his wife Jessica and their four children - Abby, Olivia, Avery and Greyson – live in Fargo.