Iowa Western Reivers
Reivers Marc Rardin
Marc Rardin
Office: KC-1327
Phone: 712-325-3331
Email: mrardin@iwcc.edu
HEAD COACH

Marc Rardin begins his 14th season as the Head Baseball Coach at Iowa Western Community College.

During Rardins 13 seasons  leading the Reiver Baseball program, Coach Rardins teams have rewrote the record books in every facet of the program and made junior college baseball history by winning the Junior College World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Rardins Reivers are the first Northern District representative to ever win the Junior College World Series title. All in all, in 13 seasons at Iowa Western Rardin’s Reivers have participated in 9 Junior College World Series, and have won 11 consecutive Regional Titles, and 9 Northern District Titles. That’s a total of 23 Post Season Titles, more than any other Division I junior college program in the country in the past 13 years alone.

Coach Rardin’s Iowa Western successes just didn’t start this past 6 years. The Iowa Western baseball program has been winning and winning big under Coach Rardin since his first season on the job in 2003.

Rardins teams have been averaging  just over  an amazing 47 wins per season and have a record of 613 wins to only 173 loses in his 13 year stint; that is an amazing .779 winning percentage. In that same 13 year period the Reivers have also accumulated 290 wins to only 45 loses in regular season conference and conference tournament play.  This is a record setting .866 winning percentage in conference play. To further describe the level of success under Coach Rardin is to describe the post season numbers. Rardin has coached in 114 postseason games in 13 years. In those 114 games the Reivers have won 87 and only lost 27. That is a postseason winning percentage of .763%.

The immense successes in  just 13 years of Head Coaching has already gotten Rardin selected by his coaching peers for the JUCO baseball Hall of Fame. Coach Rardin was inducted into the National Junior College Baseball Hall of Fame this past May 2015. He is the youngest inductee ever when calculating on only 13years of head coaching under his belt. 

In the 13 years span as Head Coach, Rardin has had immense team success. He has also enjoyed many student/athletes achieving individual heights while in a Reiver uniform as well. 

Rardin has also been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Baseball Coaches Association and has twice (2008 & 2010) been assistant coach on the NJCAA USA National Teams. This past summer Coach Rardin was the Head Coach of the USA Junior College Team that participated in the 80th year of the NBC Tournament in Wichita, KS.  After being together as a team for only 21days the NJCAA team finished the tournament with a 3rd Place finish. In June, Coach Rardin also has been invited to Cary, North Carolina and the official training base for USA Baseball Organization. Rardin has twice (2014,15) managed one of the teams and helped with organization, practices and evaluations with the ages 18 & under tryouts for Tournament of Stars.

 Off the field, Coach Rardin has had just as much success and development of the Iowa Western Baseball program as he has had on the field with the student/athletes. Since Rardin’s arrival the program has made tremendous strides in roster size, budgets, facilities and staff members.

In 2005 Coach Rardin proposed and started the Iowa Western Junior Varsity Roster. That allows another 30 to 35 student/athletes to play the game of baseball at Iowa Western while furthering their education. At that time IWCC athletics didn’t have fulltime assistants for volleyball or softball. With the start up of the JV Baseball program Rardin proposed that some allotment of money brought in through the JV program be used to help with assistants in both the volleyball and softball programs. Since that time IWCC athletics department has blossomed and now has fulltime assistants in 12 of their programs. 

With the on campus baseball facility - better know to everyone as  “Doc Ross Field” Rardin has been part of changing and upgrading nearly every aspect of it.

Aluminum grandstand seating and a pressbox.

9inning scoreboard .

Spacious 3 car door storage/equipment  shed.

Batting cages directly behind third base dugout.

New 8ft high wood fence down left field line and black synthetic chain link down the right field line.

A $370,000.00 synthetic turf infield (Ram Turf) was completed December 1 of 2010.

In March of 2011 a 40ft wide and 80ft long hitting pavilion was completed down the left field line. The surface is also completely field turf inside. The entire pavilion is netted in for one large batting practice area or can be divided for group hitting as well.  It also houses the Reivers home side bullpen.

Within Coach Rardin’s 12 years here as head baseball coach, the Iowa Western baseball program now stakes claim as having one the finest junior college baseball facilities in the Midwest.

Before coming to Iowa Western, Coach Rardin had the privilege of working under some of the most highly respected coaches at their touted programs.  In the fall of 2003 Rardin worked under Scott Crampton at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Co. From 2000 thru 2002 seasons Rardin was an assistant for Sky Smeltzer at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ. Coach Rardin came to Yavapai from Big 12 baseball power Baylor University. Rardin was at Baylor for 2 years as the volunteer coach and worked with the pitching staff. While at Baylor, Coach Rardin worked under Head Coach Steve Smith. Coach Rardin started his coaching career in Bluefield, Virginia at Bluefield College. While at Bluefield, Rardin was pitching coach.

Coach Rardin also has five summers of coaching experience in the Jayhawk and Northwoods League summer collegiate leagues.

Rardin is also a highly sought after clinician as he has traveled across the country speaking at Baseball Coaches Convention on various subjects of his program and or baseball drills/techniques.  Rardin has spoke at the ABCA National Convention, Illinois , Kansas, Iowa, Northwest (Portland), Minnesota, Alabama, Toronto, Colorado to name just a few.

 

Coach Rardin started his college career at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA. Rardin transferred to Iowa Wesleyan in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Marc Rardin grew up outside of Lamont, Iowa located in the northeast part of the state. He graduated from Starmont High School where he enjoyed a successful athletic career, lettering 14 times in 4 different sports during his four school years. Coach Rardin resides in Council Bluffs, IA with his wife of 14years Dawn. Marc and Dawn have two sons – Tyler Maddux (12) and Griffin Hill (7).

While directing his teams to successful season, Coach Rardin has received personal accolades as well:

2010, 2012, 2014 NJCAA  “NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR”

2005, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15   - Northern District Coach of the Year

2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15  - Louisville Slugger Coach of the Year

2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15  - Diamond Sports Coach of the Year

2010, 11, 12, 14  -  Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association “State Coach of the Year”   

2014  NJCAA USA National Team – Head Coach

2 Time NJCAA USA National Team  -  Assistant Coach

Major League Baseball Midwest Scouting Bureau  “Amateur Coach of the Year - 2012”

Under Coach Rardin – Former Reiver student/athletes that have succeeded throughout their careers to achieve these honors:

123 signees w/ NCAA Division 1 schools

77 All Region 1st Team

39 All Northern District 1st Team

14 NJCAA All Americans

25 NJCAA Academic All Americans

15 NJCAA Distinguished Academic All Americans

1 NJCAA “National Player of the Year”

1 NJCAA – Male “Scholar Athlete of the Year”

5 NJCAA – Spring National “Academic Team of the Year”

10 Region XI  “Pitcher of the Year” performers

5 Region XI  “Defensive Player of the Year” performers

8 Region XI “Player of the Year” performers

4 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winners

3 NJCAA Rawlings Gold Glove “Defensive Player of the Year”

7 NJCAA – All Star National Team Members

 

 

COACH RARDIN’S REIVER TEAMS YEAR BY YEAR ACCOLADES

2015 Season (54-7) 5th Place Finish at World Series

                Northern District Champions

                Regional Tournament Champions (11th Consecutive Year)

                3 Academic All Americans

                3 NJCAA All Americans

                5 All District Performers

                7 All Region Performers

                Region XI “Player of the Year”

                12 NCAA Division 1 signees

                37 game “winning streak” during the season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Season (56-11) *NATIONAL CHAMPIONS*

                Northern District Champions

                Regional Tournament Champions (10th Consecutive Year)

                7 Academic All Americans

                1 - 3rd Team All American

                1 – Honorable Mention All American

                4  All District Performers

                6  All Region Performers

                2nd in the country in team batting average  .354 team batting average

 

2013 Season (45-15)

Final National Polls Ranking of 10th in the country

Regional Tournament Champions (9th Consecutive Year)

                3 Academic All Americans

                2 Exemplary Academic Achievement Award Winners

                1 Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence

                1 All American

                4  All District Performers

                11 All Region Performers

                Region XI “Player of the Year”

NJCAA World Series “Tournament MVP”

15 NCAA Division 1 signees 

 

 

 

2012 Season (62-6) *NATIONAL CHAMPIONS*

                Northern District Champions (6th Consecutive year)

                Regional Tournament Champions (8th Consecutive Year)

                3 Distinguished Academic All Americans

                2 - 1st Team All Americans

                1 – 3rd Team All Americans

                8  All District Performers

                12  All Region Performers

                Led the country in team batting average  .403 team batting average

Region XI “Player of the Year”

Easton National Defensive Player of the Year

Rawlings “Gold Glove” award winner of the year

NJCAA World Series “Tournament MVP”

16 NCAA Division 1 signees 

12011 Season (43-20)  3rd Place Finish at World Series

                Northern District Champions (5th Consecutive year)

                Regional Tournament Champions (7th Consecutive Year)

                National Spring Male Scholar Team of the Year

                1 Distinguished Academic All American

                3 All District Performers               

                6 1st Team All Region Performers

                Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (9 years in a row)

                Region XI “Defensive Player of the Year”

 

 

2010 season    (51-12)   *NATIONAL CHAMPIONS*

Northern District Champions (4th Consecutive year)

Regional Tournament Champions (6th Consecutive year)

National Spring Male Scholar Team of the Year

6 Distinguished Academic All Americans

1 1st Team All American

1 Honorable Mention All American

4 All District Performers

5 1st Team All Region Performers

Lead the country in team batting average .397 team average

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (8 years in a row)

Region XI “Player of the Year”

Easton National Defensive Player of the Year

Rawlings “National Gold Glove” Award Winner of the Year

NJCAA World Series “Tournament MVP”

2009 season   (39-24)    10th Place Finish at World Series

Northern District Champions (3rd Consecutive year)

Regional Tournament Champions (5th Consecutive year)

2 All District Performers

3 Distinguished Academic All Americans

18 Academic All Region Performers

4 1st Team All Region Performers

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (7 years in a row)

 

 

2008 season (54-12) 6th Place Finish at World Series

Best season total wins record in school history (54 wins)

 Northern District Champions (2nd consecutive year)

Regional Tournament Champions (4th Consecutive year)

Hit .381 / 97 Homeruns (Top 5 in the country in every offensive category)

4  All District Performers

6  1st Team All Region Performers

1 Distinguished Academic All American

2 Academic All Americans

1  1st Team All American

1  2nd Team All American

Region XI “Player of the Year” (2nd consecutive year)

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (6 consecutive years)

Region XI “Defensive Player of the Year” (3 consecutive years)

Northern District “Player of the Year” (2nd consecutive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 season (42-18) 10th Place Finish at World Series

            Northern District Champions

                Regional Tournament Champions (3rd Consecutive Year)

3 All Americans

2 Distinguished Academic All Americans

ABCA Division I JUCO “NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR”

 

The Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winner 

 

The Rawlings “Gold Glove” Award Winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                10 / 1st team All Academic All Region Performers

8   / 2nd team All Academic All Region Performers

Nationally Recognized All Academic Team (cumulative over 3.0)

                Region XI “Player of the Year”   

                Region XI “Pitchers of the Year” (5th year in a row)

2006 season (37-13)

Final National Polls Ranking of  10th in the country

THE NJCAA NATIONAL “MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR”

1 Academic All-American

17 All Academic / All Region

Region XI Conference Tournament Champions (2nd consecutive year)

Region XI “Pitcher of the year” (4th year in a row)

 

 

 

 

 

2005 season (49-13) 3rd Place Finish at World Series

Northern District Championship

Region XI Championship

13 All Academic / All Region

31 game winning streak at one time during the season

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (3rd year in a row)

“Sportsmanship Award” Winner at Junior College World Series

2004 season (43-10)

            Final National Polls Ranking of 8th in the Country

1 academic All-American

9 All Academic / All Region

28 game win streak during the season

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year” (2nd year in a row)

 

2003 season (37-15)

                Final National Polls Ranking of 14th in the Country

3 Academic All-Americans

Regular Season Regional Champions

Region XI “Pitcher of the Year”

Region XI “Player of the Year”

Reivers Tyler Herbst
Tyler Herbst
Office: 712-388-6851
Email: therbst@iwcc.edu
ASSISTANT COACH

Tyler Herbst enters his first season at Iowa Western as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.  Herbst brings with him 13 years of recruiting experience, player development, and success both on and off the field.  Before Iowa Western he previously worked on the baseball staffs at Indiana State, Arkansas Little Rock, Wabash Valley, and Univ of Evansville.

Indiana State University (Pitching coach/Recruiting Coordinator)

  • 2012 Conference Champions
  • 23 MLB Drafts/Free agents signed (Recruited/Coached)       
  • Sean Manaea 34th pick overall
  • Jake Petricka  2nd round (Current Roster Chicago White Sox)
  • 37 All Conference Selections
  • 1 Freshman of the Year
  • 1 Player of the year
  • 1 Newcomer of the year
  • 1 Defensive Player of year
  • Highest team GPA in school history 3 consecutive years (3.41)

 

University of Arkansas Little Rock (Assistant Coach)

  • 7 MLB Drafts (Recruited/Coached)
  • 2 All Conference Selections
  • Doubled Team win total in Conference play
  • Academic all Conference Team

 

Wabash Valley College (Assistant Coach)

  • 9 MLB Drafts (Recruited/Coached)
    • Aaron Barrett (Current Roster Washington Nationals)
  • 6 All-Region Players
  • 1 Player of the Year
  • Associate Scout

 

University of Evansville (Assistant coach, Infield )

  • 9 MLB Drafts (Recruited/Coached)
  • 10 All Conference Selections
  • 2 Freshman All-Americans
  • 1 Newcomer of the Year
  • 62 Double plays, school record 
Reivers Chris Hodges
Chris Hodges
Office: 712-256-6536
Email: chodges@iwcc.edu
ASSISTANT COACH

Chris Hodges begins his first season with the Reiver Baseball program in 2016. Hodges comes to Iowa Western after a stop at the University of Nebraska Kearney. While at UNK, Hodges was the program’s hitting coach and worked defensively with the outfielders.

In 2015, UNK batted .327 with 133 doubles and 73 home runs to average 8.4 runs per game. The Lopers led the MIAA in doubles, were second in team batting average and third in home runs.

All nine Kearney starters batted .300 or better with eight having 10 or more doubles and three belting 10 or more homers. Overall, six UNK position players earned All-MIAA honors with senior catcher Max Ayoub also being named all-region after a 17 homer, 58 RBI spring.

Defensively, UNK set a new single season record with a .964 fielding percentage.

The Wyoming native previously was at Scottsdale C.C. in Arizona, helping the Fighting Artichoke hitters and outfielders, while also being the program’s recruiting coordinator. Hodges was part of a program that reached the NJCAA Division II World Series in 2012 and 2013.

He began his coaching career in Wyoming, leading the Casper Oilers American Legion team to a 2006 state runner up finish and then helping the Gillette Roughriders win an American Legion state title in 2008 while coaching former Reiver, Ryan Hutchison.


At the same time assisting with Gillette, Hodges served as an infield coach at Pierce C.C. in Lakewood, Wash., for a season. Finally, he was head coach of the Bozeman Bucks American Legion program in Montana in 2010 and 2011.

Hodges holds a degree in Sport Management from Colorado Mesa University and is currently working on a Master's in Sports Administration from UNK. 

Reivers Pascal Paul
Pascal Paul
Office: 712-256-6532
Email: jpaul@iwcc.edu
ASSISTANT COACH

                 Pascal Paul enters his first season coaching with the Reiver Baseball Program.  His duties include working with the pitchers and assisting with recruiting.  His responsibilities also include coaching first base on game day, coordinating travel plans, assisting with camps, assisting with the JV program and assisting with the weight training program. 

                 Pascal Coached in the New England league for the Keene Swap Bats last summer helping lead them to a fourth place finish.  His responsibilities were handling the pitching staff, coaching fist base on game day, day to day field maintenance and assistant director of camps. 

                  A native of Merrill, Wisconsin, Pascal Graduated from Merrill High School in 2010 where he played three sports and helped the baseball to team to a state tournament berth.  Upon graduation Pascal went onto attend Iowa western community college where he helped the Reivers to a 3rd place finish in 2011 and a National Championship in 2012.  After IWCC Pascal went on to play for West Virginia University where he led them in saves in 2013 and appearances in 2013and 2014 and helped them to a 3rd place finish in the BIG 12 in 2013. 

Pascal is the son of John and Wendy Paul, and has three brothers Jason, Adam, Ray.

Born John Pascal Paul, December 19, 1991

Reivers Doc Ross
Doc Ross
ASSISTANT COACH