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 12th season as the Head Baseball Coach at Iowa Western Community College.

During Rardins time 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 and 2012. The first Northern District representative to ever win the junior college world series title. Not to be overlooked and labeled as a fluke title run in 2010.  The Reivers finished in 3rd place in 2011 and repeated as National Champions in 2012 - their 2nd National Championship in 3 years. All in all, in 11 seasons at Iowa Western Rardin’s Reivers have participated in 7 Junior College World Series, and have won 9 consecutive Regional Titles, and 7 Northern District Titles.                                                                              That’s a total of 18 Post Season Titles, more than any other Division I junior college program in the country in the past 10 years alone.

Coach Rardin’s Iowa Western successes just didn’t start this past 4 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 averaged nearly 46 wins per season and have a record of 503 wins to only 157 loses in his 11 year stint; that is an amazing .762 winning percentage. In that same 11 year period the Reivers have also accumulated 243 wins to only 38 loses in regular season conference and conference tournament play.  This is a record setting .864 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 88 postseason games in 11 years. In those 88 games the Reivers have won 68 and only lost 24. That is a postseason winning percentage of .739%.

Rardin has also been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Baseball Coaches Association and has twice (2008 & 2010) been a assistant coach on the NJCAA USA National Teams. This coming summer Coach Rardin is the Head Coach of the USA Junior College National Team that is participating in the 80th year of the NBC Tournament in Wichita, KS.  Coach Rardin has also been invited to Cary, North Carolina and the official training base for USA Baseball Organization.  Rardin will assist in the organization, practices and evaluations this June 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 changed and upgraded nearly every aspect of it.

Aluminum grandstand seating and a pressbox.

New 9inning scoreboard .

Spacious 3 car door storage shed.

3 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 11 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.

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 NJCAA  “NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR”

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

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

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

2010, 11, 12  -  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:

92 signees w/ NCAA Division 1 schools

64 All Region 1st Team

31 All Northern District 1st Team

11 NJCAA All Americans

15 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”

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

9 Region XI  “Pitcher of the Year” performers

4 Region XI  “Defensive Player of the Year” performers

7 Region XI “Player of the Year” performers

3 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winners

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

5 NJCAA – All Star National Team Members

 

 

 

 

COACH RARDIN’S REIVER TEAMS YEAR BY YEAR ACCOLADES

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”

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 Sam Mote
Sam Mote
Phone: 712-256-6536
Email: smote@iwcc.edu
Assistant Coach

Sam Mote begins his first season with the Reivers Baseball program. Mote comes to Iowa Western after spending a year as the Volunteer Assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati and spending multiple years coaching high school baseball in Ohio.
While at Cincinnati Mote was responsible for assisting with the hitters, infielders, and outfielders. In addition to these duties, he also was in charge of on campus recruiting, field maintenance and coach first base on game days. In his lone year with the Bearcats, he helped lead them to the Big East tournament. In his tenure at UC multiple Bearcats were named to All Big East Teams and also had the Freshman of the Year in the conference along with 2 players being drafted in the MLB Draft.
A native of Miamisburg, Ohio, Mote graduated from Miamisburg High School in 2006 where he is the school record holder for doubles in a season, hits in a season and in a career. Upon graduation Mote went onto attend Wright State University and played 4 seasons under Rob Cooper. In 4 seasons at WSU Mote helped the Raiders to their first ever regular season championship in school history and to three conference championship games. In 2009 the Raiders captured the conference tournament championship advancing to the NCAA tournament and played in the TCU regional.
Sam is the son of Dan and Kimm Mote, and has one sister Ellen.
Born Samuel Huston Mote, March 5, 1988
 

Reivers Doc Ross
Doc Ross
Assistant Coach