Post 15 East has officially hired Wade Kippley to join the Legion Coaching Staff for the 2018 season as an Assistant Coach.
Coach Kippley is a native of Brookings, SD where he played Legion baseball for the Post 74 Brookings Bandits. Kippley then went on to attend SDSU (2007-2011), where he played tennis for the Jackrabbits.
During college, he coached five summers and one spring season for the Brookings Friends of Baseball program. From 2012-2016, Kippley taught English at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, SD and coached tennis, as well as baseball, for the Post 8 Junior Legion squad.
Kippley currently teaches and coaches tennis at Washington High School. This will be his first season with the Post 15 program.
Post 15 East is excited to announce we have hired Grant Stivers to become our new Pitching Coach beginning the Summer of 2018.
Coach Stivers attended Glenwood(IA) High School and was a 4 year letter winner. In 2010, his high school was able to seize the 3A State Championship.
After High School, Stivers signed to play baseball at Northwestern College. At NWC he was a 4 year varsity member mostly as a pitcher. Coach Stivers graduated Northwestern College in 2016 with a BA in Athletic Training and is currently pursuing his Masters in Education at the University of Sioux Falls.
East will head to the largest Legion baseball tournament in the country from July 13-17.
The 41st Jim Hanus Gopher Classic will consist of 96 teams at 16 different sites. East has played at Bethel College, Woodbury and North St. Paul in the past 3 season.
In 2018, East will play at Castle Field in Anoka, MN. East will be joined in their pool by Alexandria, Excelsior, Lakeville South and Chippewa Falls, WI.
East has gone 4-10 in the Gopher Classic the past 3 seasons.