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Message from the Dugout:

We are looking forward to finally getting together on January 21-22 for our annual IHSBCA Clinic and HOF Banquet in Cedar Rapids.  We are taking precautions to make this a safe and clean clinic.  We ask that you keep social distancing in mind when possible and wear masks at all times within the hotel and clinic rooms being used.  We will hand out face masks at the registration table.  If you can pre-register ahead of time, that will help us during the registration process.  We want to keep lines down to a minimum and limit paper handling by our staff as much as possible.  If you need to register and/or pay at the clinic, we ask that you have everything filled out ready to go, including payment.  Again, we are trying to avoid paper handling as much as possible.  I do want to remind everyone that we are dealing with increased positive cases and high hospitalization rates throughout our state.  I strongly recommend everyone consider utilizing  every possible mitigation effort they have at their disposal while attending the clinic.  A reminder, awards from last year will be available for pick-up next to the registration table.  If you can grab an award for a coach who is not attending this year, that effort is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for understanding and working with us during these unprecedented times!

Tentative IHSBCA Clinic Speakers - Speakers and times are subject to change before January 21-22 Clinic 

Friday, January 21st 

Coaches Clinic:                                                           Umpires Clinic:     

1:00 - 1:45     Todd Rima - Kirkwood CC                          1:00 - 1:30     Richie Chieves

                     (Less Drills More Game Play)                                          (Professionalism)

1:45 - 2:10     Vendor Break                                           1:30 - 2:30     Two-Person Mechanics - Allen Stekl/Mike Federer 

2:10 - 2:55     Tyson Blaser - NY Yankees                         2:30 - 2:45     Break

                     (Catching/Receiving Drills)                         2:45 - 3:45     Jeff Frese   (Video Plays)

2:55 - 3:15     Vendor Break                                           3:45 - 4:15     Bill Connelly   (Obstruction vs Interference)

3:15 - 4:00     Travis Hergert - Philadelphia Phillies            4:15 - 4:45     John Mathias/Mike Botts/Josh Berka

  (Win the Gaps - Build the Thrower to Craft a Pitcher)                             (The Arbiter)

4:00 - 4:45     Marty Sutherland - University of Iowa

                     (Tracking and Teaching Team Offense) 

Friday Mini-Clinics: 

5:00 - 5:35 - Session 1

Hickory Room - Cole McDonald - New Hampton Alum and pitcher in Houston Astros Organization  (Pitchers arm care, pitch variations, mechanics)

Elm Room - Derek Stecklein - Head Coach Pleasant Valley High School   (Practice Planning Daily Preparation for a Successful Season)

Birch Room - Panel Discussion - (Umpire Recruiting and Retention)

5:40 - 6:15 - Session 2

Hickory Room - Derek Flack - Head Coach DM Christian  (The Next 90-Incorporating Baserunning into Practices, Scrimmages, and Games)  

Elm Room - Joe Balvanz - Head Coach Ankeny HS   (BP routines and efficiency)

Birch Room - Brett Miell  (Umpire - Pitching Situations and Balks)

6:20 - 6:55 - Session 3

Hickory Room - 2021 State Championship Panel   (Duncan Patterson -1A, Eben Baumhover - 2A, Steve Fish - 3A, Derek Stecklein - 4A)

Elm Room - Travis Ralffs, Brad Ward, Tony Stewart - Coaches North Scott   (Developing and working with the multi sport baseball player)

Birch Room - Jake Ernd - Catching Barrels, LLC.   (Catching Barrels)

Saturday, January 22nd

Coaches Clinic:                                                           Umpires Clinic:

7:30 - 8:45     FCA/McDonalds Breakfast                          7:30 - 8:45   FCA/McDonalds Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15   IHSAA Rules Meeting                                 9:00 - 10:15   IHSAA Rules Meeting

10:00 - 10:45   Vendor Break                                          10:15 - 12:00   Mike Everett  (23 year MLB Umpire)

                                                                                                          (Conflict Resolution and Conditioning)

10:45 - 11:25   Robin Lund - University of Iowa                 12:00 - 1:00    Lunch Break

  (Developing an Activation Routine for a Pitching Staff)      1:15 - 4:00     Cage Work with Mike Everett and Mike Droll

11:30 - 12:10   Brian Wede - Northwestern College 


12:10 - 1:00     Lunch Break                                             

1:00 - 1:40       Lon Olejniczak - 1st and Ten Consulting        


1:45 - 2:30      Marc Rardin - Iowa Western CC

                       (Infield Play and Drills)

2:35 - 3:15      Dan Spain - Clarke University Head Coach

                       (Technique to Compete - Anticipation to win - Infield Play)

3:20 - 4:00       Andrew Redman - Clarke University Assistant Coach                                

                        (Mental Approach to Peak Performance Pitching)

6:00 - Hall of Fame Banquet 

IHSBCA Clinic:  Marriott Hotel Reservation Information and Clinic Registration Form

To make your reservations at the Marriott Hotel for the 2022 IHSBCA Baseball Clinic in Cedar Rapids on January 21-22, 2022, you will need to call Lori Margellos at (319) 491-9835.  She will help you through the process.  Also, find the clinic registration form right below the hotel reservations link.

Upcoming dates and nomination deadlines to remember.  Put these dates on your calendar

December 2021:

  • Goggle award ballot will be posted on website for members to vote for coaches, umpires, college coaches, media, and fields of the year awards
  • Memberships are due (Forms are found under the Bulletin Board)

January - March 2022:

  • 54th Annual IHSBCA Clinic and Hall of Fame Banquet - January 21-22 in Cedar Rapids at the Marriott Hotel
  • Pitchers and catchers practice

March 2022:

  • A total of 15 days of hitting practice combined March thru April

April 2022: 

  • A total of 15 days of hitting practice combined March thru April
  • pitchers and catchers practice

May 2022:

  • 2nd - First Day of Baseball Practice
  • Scrimmages - can have 3 scrimmages after first practice
  • 16th - First day for game competition

June 2022:

  • 20th - All-Academic forms are due 

July 2022:

  • 1st - Junior Showcase registration forms are due
  • 1st - All Star Nomination forms are due
  • 3rd - Class 1A and 2A All-District Meetings
  • 10th - Class 3A and 4A All-District Meetings
  • 18th - 22nd:  State Tournament
  • 28th - 31st:  All-Star Series in Mason City

August 2022:   

  • TBA - Junior Showcase (SE Polk HS)  9:00am - 3:00 pm

Announcing the 2021 IHSBCA All-Star Series Teams:

Announcing the 2021 IHSBCA All-State Teams:

Announcing the 2021 IHSBCA All-Academic Teams:

Announcing the 2021 IHSBCA All-District Teams:


2021 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings - July 5 - (Week #8 of Season/Week #7 of Rankings) - Final Rankings all classes

Class 4A                                                  Class 2A 

1.  Pleasant Valley (29-3)                           1.  Roland-Story (23-5)

2.  Ankeny (26-6)                                      2.  Van Meter (22-7)

3.  Johnston (31-7)                                    3.  Panorama (19-4)

4.  West DM Dowling (26-7)                        4.  Mid-Prairie (16-6)

5.  Sioux City East (34-4)                            5.  Des Moines Christian (22-6)

6.  Dubuque Hempstead (27-8)                    6.  Underwood (19-3)

7.  Cedar Rapids Prairie (29-8)                     7.  Estherville-Lincoln Central (17-4)

8.  Urbandale (22-15)                                  8.  Jesup (20-3)

9.  Waukee (21-14)                                     9.  Dike-New Hartford (22-6)

10. Iowa City High (27-12)                          10. Beckman Catholic, Dyersville  (16-14) 

Others:                                                           Others:

DM Roosevelt (26-11), Indianola (25-10),                 Camanche (17-6), Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (20-5),  

Norwalk (27-5), Ottumwa (27-8), SE Polk (20-16).     Kuemper, Carroll (17-6), West Lyon (15-4), West Marshall (21-9).                                                                           

Class 3A                                                      Class 1A 

1.  Marion (29-5)                                         1.  Newman Catholic (28-1)

2.  Grinnell (27-5)                                        2.  North Linn (28-4)

3.  Gilbert  (20-7)                                        3.  Remsen St. Mary's (20-3)

4.  Xavier, Cedar Rapids (22-12)                    4.  St. Albert, Council Bluffs (24-8)

5.  Wahlert Catholic (26-9)                            5.  Kingsley-Pierson (22-3)

6.  Webster City (23-1)                                 6.  Don Bosco (19-4)

7.  Solon (25-11)                                          7.  New London (19-1)

8.  Dav. Assumption (22-13)                          8.  Coon Rapids-Bayard (20-8)

9.  Boone (19-9)                                           9.  CAM, Anita (21-4)

10. Decorah (26-5)                                       10. Tri-Center, Neola (23-1)

Others:                                                         Others:

Ballard (17-11), Ft. Madison (22-7),                   Ankeny Christian (23-2), Kee, Lansing (26-9),

North Polk (19-10), Storm Lake (24-5),              Martensdale-St. Mary's (18-5), Newell-Fonda (16-6), 

Waverly-Shell Rock (28-6).                                South Winneshiek (23-8).                                         


                               2020-2021 IHSBCA Award Winners

Due to the COVID Pandemic, the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association did not hold its 53rd annual Awards Banquet.  The HOF class of 2021 will be inducted at next year’s 2022 clinic in Cedar Rapids.  We are giving out some of our annual awards this year. Those award winners are listed below:

Hall Of Fame Inductee’s (2022):                   Billy Argo  (Coach) – Davenport

                                                                        Mike Laird  (Coach) – William Penn University, Oskaloosa

                                                                        Nick Zumsande  (Coach) – Muscatine

                                                                        Brian Luft  (Coach) – Des Moines

                                                                        Reggie Stalzer  (Player) – Marshalltown

                                                                        Joe Hoerner  (Player) - Dubuque

                                                                        Jay Flora  (Umpire) - Marshalltown

10 year service award:     Shane Akers (Central Decatur), Travis Angell (Waverly-Shell Rock),                                                                                    John Jaeger (Ottumwa), Jeff Rapp (Dub. Hempstead),  

                                              Tony Stenberg (Grinnell), Shawn Welsh (Belle Plaine).                    

15 year service award:     Brad Andersen (SE Valley), Brent Broeker (Mt. Pleasant),

                                              Tyler Downing (Charles City), Eric Evans (DM Roosevelt),

                                              AJ Feuerbach (Clear Lake), Jason Holst (AVOCA),

                                              Cale Kramer (Hinton), Troy Wulf (West Liberty).

20 year service award:     Sheldon Card (Pleasantville), Steve Gebhart (Saydel).        

25 year service award:     Dan Dougherty (MVAOCOU), Scott Edmundson  (Tri-County).

30 year service award:     Wyatt Zoske (North Polk).

35 year service award:    

40 year service award:     Brad Ewest (North Polk), Dick Smith (Ogden).

45 year service award:     Mike Laird (William Penn).


Media Awards:    West District – Matt Gengler  (Missouri Valley Times)

                                Central District – Chris Johnson  (Ft. Dodge Messenger)

                                East District – Cole Cook  (KCII Radio - Washington)

                                                          Dan Berns  (KCTN Radio - Elkader)

“True Pitch” District Diamond Awards:

                                                Northeast District –  Waverly-Shell Rock                

                                                West District -  Spencer                           

                                                Central District -  Bondurant-Farrar

                                                Southeast District -   Wilton                   

                “True Pitch” State Diamond Winner -   Bondurant-Farrar           

100 Win Club:  Joe Bahnsen (Hudson), Ryan Denney (Lawton-Bronson),

                           Jeremy Eldred (Gilbert), Danny Hershberger (Hillcrest Acad.)

                            Kurtis Hinkel (Logan-Magnolia), Ryan Hodges (Centerville),

                            Dan Jameson (Nodaway Valley), Matt Lokenvitz (Hampton-Dumont),

                            Duncan Patterson (St. Albert), Dustin Rewerts (Denver),

                            Nick Steenhagen (Ames), Gary Steffen (Crestwood), Troy Wulf (West Liberty).                  

200 Win Club:  Derek Anderson (Benton Community), Alex Bohl (MC Newman),

                            Mark Roering (Dowling).

300 Win Club:   Jon Fitzpatrick (Indianola), Derek Flack (DM Christian),

                            Chris Hill (Roland-Story), Jim Janovick (Madrid), Dan Stepan (Turkey Valley),

                            Chad Wiedman (Norwalk).



Assistant Coach of the Year:

                        West District:           Brad Blum  (Underwood)              

                        Northeast District:  Joe Beland  (St. Ansgar) 

                        Central District:       Brent Delger  (Gilbert)                

                        Southeast District:   Justin Schulte  (New London)               



Umpire of the Year:            Northwest District –   Corey Spangler (LeMars)

                                                Northeast District –    Chris Oberbroeckling  (Marion)

                                                Southwest District –   Steve Shantz  (Greenfield)

                                                Southeast District –    Mike Botts  (Davenport)

                                                Central District -         Mike Kelly  (Waukee)

                                                 Umpire of the Year:   Steve Shantz

District Coach of the Year Awards:


                        Class 1A                    Northeast District –   Joel Schares  (Don Bosco)

                                                           Northwest District –  Dean Harpenau (Remsen St. Mary’s)

                                                           Southwest District – Jon Fitzpatrick  (Martensdale-St. Mary’s)  

                                                           Southeast District –  Chris Chiprez  (Notre Dame, Burlington)       

                                                           Central District –   Dave Showalter  (AGWSR)

                                                                                             Dan Kopriva  (North Tama)

                                                            State Winner –  Joel Schares

                       Class 2A                      Northeast District –  Travis Griffith  (North Linn)

                                                            Northwest District –   Koury Kramer  (West Lyon)

                                                            Southwest District –  Scott Wallace  (Treynor)

                                                            Southeast District –  Andy Greiner  (Mid-Prairie)

                                                            Central District –   Eben Baumhover/Mike Kennedy  (Van Meter)

                                                            State Winner –   Eben Baumhover/Mike Kennedy

                        Class 3A                    Northeast District –  Derek Anderson  (Benton Community)

                                                           Southwest District –  Chad Wiedmann  (Norwalk)

                                                            Northwest District – Matt Nelson (Sgt. Bluff-Luton)                                 

                                                            Central District –  Jeremy Eldred  (Gilbert)

                                                            Southeast District –  Nick Zumsande  (Clear Creek-Amana)

                                                            State Winner –    Chad Wiedmann  


                        Class 4A                    Northeast District –   Jeff Rapp  (Dubuque Hempstead)

                                                           West District –   Kevin Dicus  (Sioux City East)                 

                                                            North Central District –   Michael Barta  (Johnston)

                                                            South Central District –   Mark Roering  (WDM Dowling)

                                                            Southeast District –   Derek Stecklein  (Pleasant Valley)

                                                            State Winner –   Michael Barta



2020 IHSBCA All-State Teams


2020 IHSBCA All-Star Teams

              2020 IHSBCA Academic All-State Teams

The 34th All-Academic Team has been selected by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. 

A panel of coaches selected these senior player’s who demonstrate outstanding academic, moral, 

and athletic characteristics. 

   2020 First Team Academic All-State

Will Armstrong                DM Roosevelt                                    Logan Neils                         Ankeny Centennial

Nick Bice                           Fort Dodge                                         Brennan Sefrit                    Bedford

Bryce Coppock                West Sioux                                          Luke South                          Panorama

Mason Fritz                      Lake Mills                                           Zach Teten                           Underwood

David Greiner                  Okoboji                                                Jacob Thurm                       Humboldt

Tate Hill                            Central Decatur                                  Ben Vander Leest               Iowa City West

Austin Huber                   Alburnett                                             Ryan Vermeer                     Ankeny Centennial

Reese Jamison                 Woodward-Granger                          Jay Waagmeester               Central Lyon

Bryce Littler                      ACGC                                                   Cal Watson                          Urbandale

Alex Mammen                 Bishop Garrigan                                 Casey Young                        Winterset

   2020 Second Team Academic All-State

Bryce Achenbach            Woodward-Granger                             Jack Grell                              Woodward-Granger

Tyler Adams                     Okoboji                                                  Tyce Johnson                         Indianola

Jack Allison                       SE Polk                                                   Will Jorgensen                       IKM-Manning

Stephen Ansong              Lamoni                                                    Kyle Koppes                          Springville

Cole Arduser                    Solon                                                       Anthony Potthoff                  Van Meter

Alec Boldt                         Iowa City Liberty                                   Nick Ravlin                             Underwood

Logan Callison                 Durant                                                     Caleb Rock                              Sioux Central                  

Cole Cassady                    Martensdale-St. Marys                        Ian Rupp                                 Benton

Logan Engebretson         North Polk                                              Josh Van Beek                        West Lyon

Nolan Frey                        Iowa City Liberty                                    Noah Van Veldhuizen          Oskaloosa

Brian Forret                      Calamus-Wheatland                             Daniel Wright                        Sgt. Bluff-Luton

                  2020 IHSBCA Clinic Snap Shots - January 17-18

                                 Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel




2019 All-State Team Captains

2019 Award Winners

2019 All Star Series Snap Shots


Welcome to our new website page celebrating 50 years of Iowa coaches, umpires and players. 

The launch of our re-designed website kicks off a year-long celebration of promoting baseball in Iowa and across the Midwest. 

Our site include pictures, information and award winners as well as our new Baseball Bulletin Board on the front page where coaches and players can find a variety of information including; scheduling games, job openings, our current newsletter and a membership form for the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association, among other things.  Please click on the link below or the 50th Anniversary link in the menu.

We hope you enjoy a lok back at our history.  If you have any pictures or information you would like to see included in any of the 50th Anniversary pages, please contact Steve Hanson at:

Celebrating 50 Years.  January 19 and 20, 2018 in Cedar Rapids.

Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 
IHSBCA - Iowa Baseball Coaches

Lee Toole
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Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Cell:  402-689-8271
FAX: 712-366-8324 / 712-366-8340


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