Head Coach - Scott Koenigs
507-433-0804
scott.koenigs@riverland.edu
 
Coach Koenigs

Coach Scott Koenigs begins his 12th year as Head Coach of the Riverland Blue Devils. Koenigs has led the Blue Devils to 4 straight seasons of more than 30 wins and 2 trips to the JUCO World Series in 2009 and 2010. The Blue Devils have been ranked as a top 10 team in the nation 3 of the past 5 years. The Devils team hitting is consistently amongst the best in JUCO D.III. The Devils, under Coach Koenigs, had a team batting average of .381 in 2010. Coach Koenigs was awarded the District 13 Coach of the Year, District E Coach of the Year and American Baseball Coaches Association and Diamond Sports Regional Coach of the Year twice. The Riverland Baseball Program has become one of the top D.III JUCO programs in the nation. The Riverland Campus has become a yearly recruiting stop for D.I, D.II, NAIA, and D.III 4-year baseball programs looking for immediate help.

Coach Koenigs also begins his 5th year as an Associate Scout for the Kansas City Royals. "The Kansas City Royals are a great organization with a rich baseball tradition; I am thrilled to be associated with the team. I appreciate the opportunity the Royals have given me and look forward to helping the team any way I can. I believe that my association with the Major League club will make our baseball program here at Riverland much stronger and hopefully lead to a JUCO World Series Championship." Prior to arriving at Riverland Community College, Koenigs was Head Baseball Coach at GMLO in Minnesota, leading them to a conference title in his first season at the helm. After 2 years at GMLO, Coach Koenigs was hired as a Graduate Assistant Coach at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Koenigs spent his two years with the Jayhawks coaching the outfielders and assisting with the hitting coach. Koenigs worked for former Major Leaguer Bobby Randall at KU. At KU, Koenigs was involved in recruiting, evaluating, day-to-day practices, and game-day events. Coach Koenigs currently resides in Rose Creek, MN with his wife Kerri and their 4 year old twins, Brynlee and Brekken.

Assistant Coach - Brian Voigt

Coach Brian Voigt is entering his 2nd season as an Assistant Coach for the Riverland Blue Devils Baseball Program. Brian was a former Riverland shortstop/pitcher who earned 1st team All-American as a Blue Devil. Brian returns to the Blue Devils after finishing up his playing career at Augustana College where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management. Voigt was a member of two Blue Devil teams that made trips to the JUCO World Series in 2009 and 2010 and helped the Blue Devils win 73 games in those 2 seasons. In 2009, batted .386 with 10 doubles 21 RBI and 12 SB, while on the hill threw 34 innings giving up only 2 earned runs for an ERA of 0.53. Brian finished the year with a 5-0 record earning him All-Conference honors. During the 2010 season on the hill, Voigt threw 62 1/3 innings posting a 2.46 ERA with a record of 7-4 with 4 saves and 60 K's. As a hitter, he had a record breaking season batting .453 with 16 HR 17 doubles 7 triples. Brian added 60 rbi's while scoring 54 runs setting Blue Devils records in HR, 2B, and RBI and tying in 3B. Voigt earned All-Conference, All- Region, and 1st Team All-American honors. After two very successful seasons at Riverland, Voigt went on to play at Augustana College where he was a 2-year starter and member of the first ever Vikings team to make an appearance in the 2011 NCAA tournament and posted back to back 30 win seasons. Coach Voigt is excited to come back to Riverland Community College to work with Blue Devils and hopefully help lead the Devils back to the JUCO World Series!

Assistant Coach - Derek Hahn

Derek enters his 1st season as an assistant coach under Coach Koenigs at Riverland Community College. The Lakeville, MN native is no stranger to the Blue Devils or Coach Koenigs as he played two seasons for RCC (2009 & 2010). During his 2 years for the Blue Devils, Derek was a starting catcher. Derek helped the Blue Devils to a record 73 wins in just two seasons. The Blue Devils earned State Championships and Regional Championships in Derek’s 2 years as a Blue Devil. The Devils qualified for back to back trips to the JUCO World Series. In two seasons with the Devils Derek compiled a batting average of .321 (53-165) and always found himself on base with a career OBP of .523 (123-235). After finishing at RCC Hahn went on to play baseball at the University of Wisconsin Superior for one season. Derek eventually transferred to finish his career at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD where he played basketball for the Saints too. Hahn is excited about the opportunity to be rejoining former teammate Brian Voigt to work under Coach Koenigs in hopes of guiding the Devils back to Tyler, TX. During the Winter Derek will also work as an assistant to Coach Koenigs for basketball.

Athletic Director
507-433-0543
david.lillemon@riverland.edu