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Pat Evers enters his first season as head coach for the Vikings. Prior to being promoted to head coach, Evers spent the previous 5 seasons serving as associate head coach/recruiting coordinator.
In five seasons as an assistant, the tradition rich program reached new heights, the Vikings have won 70% of its games and have averaged over 40 wins per season. Also in that time, the Vikings have been the #1 seed in the Region XVI tournament 3 times, won 2 Region XVI titles, 2 South Central District Championships, made 2 NJCAA World Series appearances, and won 5 straight conference titles. In 2012 the Vikings set a new school record with 53 wins and were ranked 2nd in the nation in the final NJCAA national poll. More importantly 74 players have moved on to the 4-year level in the last 5 seasons including 45 who have signed with NCAA Division-I schools. The Vikings have also had 13 players in the last 5 seasons either selected in the MLB Draft or have signed professional contracts.
Prior to coming to Jefferson College, Coach Evers spent 2 seasons at the University of Central Missouri serving as the pitching coach for the Mules. During his 2 years on staff, UCM combined to go 91-23 and finished 4th in the NCAA Division II World Series in 2008. Evers had a number of his pitchers receive post-season awards, including 2 All-American selections, 2 Region Pitchers of the Year, 5 All-Region selections, and 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year. Evers has had 6 of his pitchers he coached and/or recruited sign professional contracts.
Evers has also spent time serving as the pitching coach with the Duluth Huskies in the Northwood's League in 2007, with the Quincy Gems of the Prospect league in 2008, and served as the head coach of the St. Charles Mules in the St. Louis Metro Collegiate League from 2009-2011.
Evers began his coaching career as an assistant coach in 2007 at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. His playing career began at Forest Park Community College and finished at the University of Central Missouri in 2005. After playing at Central Missouri, Evers went on to play professionally for 3 seasons with the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League
Evers earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Central Missouri in 2006 and Master's Degree in Sports Administration in 2008 from UCM. Evers is married to the former Kasey Teter, they have a 2-year old son named Dylan.
Hitting instructor/recruiting coordinator
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Drew Stanton enters his 1st year as the Vikings lead hitting instructor and recruiting coordinator. Stanton previously served as an assistant coach at Arkansas Tech University for one year. Stanton help led the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys to a record setting year in 2014 while working primarily with hitters, catchers, and assisting in recruiting. ATU finished ranked 8th in the county and was ranked as high as 3rd during the 2014 season where Tech was GAC regular season champions and set multiple school records. Stanton also helped Arkansas Tech set new school records in wins (44), conference wins (25), longest win streak (22), and the school’s first ever NCAA tournament bid in which the Wonder Boys were the 1st seed and host of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional. As the primary hitting instructor Stanton saw 4 out of 5 returning starters increase their individual batting averages and 5 out of 5 saw an increase in slugging percentage. ATU finished 2nd in the GAC in hitting after finishing 5th the previous year. He helped 4 Wonder Boy position players reach All-GAC honors, two of which were 1st team selections one being former Viking Sage Boehner. Stanton’s contribution to the catchers was also significant seeing improvements in passed balls and stolen base attempts. Stanton helped mentor first team all-conference catcher Patrick Castlebarry as well as 2014 NCAA II saves leader Randy Vellajo, and 13th round draft pick Ryan Taylor.
Pryor to his coaching career Stanton attended Oakville High School in St. Louis, MO where he was a 3 year varsity starter for head coach Rich Sturm. At Oakville Stanton was a 2 time all-conference selection (2008, 2009) and an all-metro selection in 2008. Won two district championships and made one Final Eight appearance in his high school career accumulating a team recorded of 68-16 in Stanton’s 3 year career starting at three different infield positions (3rd, 2nd, SS).
A two-year letter winner at ATU Stanton saw starts at four different positons, catcher, third base, second base, and short stop. Stanton helped the Wonder Boys claim its first ever national rankings (17th) in 2013 after turning in a standout two-year career at Jefferson College. He was a key figure on the Vikings' 2011 World Series team. Stanton was voted team MVP by the players that consisted of 3 MLB draft picks and multiple all-region selections.
Additionally Stanton served as assistant camp director of Tech’s baseball camps from 2013-2014, overseeing program development and assisting with the instruction and skill development phases of the camps.
A native of St. Louis, MO., Stanton graduated with his bachelor's degree in Communications from Arkansas Tech University in 2014.
Assistant Coach, Hitting
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Tony enters his 21st season as an assistant coach at Jefferson College. Before Tony came to Jefferson he was an assistant at Festus High School and the Festus American Legion program. As a player, he had a successful career at Festus High School where he was a four-year starter who received numerous post-season honors. His two seasons at Jefferson, Tony showed his versatility by playing several infield and outfield positions in a starting role. Tony now serves as the outfield coach for the team.
Assistant Coach, Infield
Coach Oster is no stranger to the Jefferson College Baseball program. For 31 years Dave Oster has been a member of the Jefferson College Baseball program. Oster was a middle infielder on the 1968 and 1969 teams. He holds the honor of being the very first scholarship player in Jeffco baseball history. Upon graduating from Jefferson, Oster attended New Mexico Highland University where he was a pre-season All-American his senior year.
Oster returned to Jefferson in January of 1980 as the sixth head coach in the program’s history. Shortly thereafter Oster would begin to mold the Vikings into one of the more prominent programs in the nation. During the Oster era, Jeffco celebrated unprecedented success that included 12 conference titles, 3 regional championships, and a birth to the 2002 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Oster had 41 of his players sign professional contracts, including five who made it to the Major Leagues. These included Mike Henneman, who played with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. Other big-leaguers included Donnie Wall with the San Diego Padres, Cliff Politte with the Chicago White Sox, Mark Buehrle with the White Sox, and Steve Bieser with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Also during that time, Oster was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Junior College Hall of Fame.
Following the 2006 season Oster retired as the winningest baseball coach in Jefferson’s history after amassing 936 victories in 27 seasons.