Head Coach 1st Season
Steve Less Image
Steve
Less
 
Biography
Steve Less is serving as the interim head coach for the Iowa Wesleyan baseball team in 2011-12.

Less replaces Brett Monaghan, the winningest coach in school history who in the past five years won 148 games, two Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season championship and three MCC Tournament titles. The Tigers also reached the NAIA National Championships Opening Round in 2011, finishing third at the Kingsport (Tenn.) Regional and finishing three games shy of advancing to the NAIA World Series.

Less was a player and coach at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, graduating in 2006 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Business Administration. As a collegiate player he was a four-year starting pitcher for Wittenberg, a two-year team captain and twice named All-North Coast Athletic Conference. He then coached at Wittenberg from 2007-08 and again in 2010, working with pitchers and outfielders and developing and implementing the team's strength and conditioning program.

Less was the pitching coach this past summer for the Grand Lake Mariners of Celina, Ohio, a member of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He also played professional baseball in the independent Frontier League for the Slippery Rock Sliders in 2007.

Less is a native of Sheffield, Ohio, and graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 2002. He is currently working on a master's degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University.
 
2012 Baseball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Alex ZegersSROFR/R  St. Catharines, ON, CanadaSt. Catharines HS
2Nathan StruszJRSSR/R  North Aurora, Ill.Waubonsee (Ill.) CC
3Bobby LloydSRSSR/R  Coalinga, Calif.Coalinga HS/West Hills (Calif.) CC
4Erik AllenSRRHPR/R  Monrovia, Calif.Bethany (Calif.) Coll.
5Christian ArredondoSROFR/R  Sun Valley, Calif.Washington Adventist (Md.) U.
6David BarriosJRCR/R  Carrizal, VenezuelaUE Mercedez Moreno HS
7Todd ChristensenSRRHP/2BR/R  Redondo Beach, Calif.Redondo Union HS/West LA College
8Louis RiveraSRSSR/R  San Juan, Puerto RicoTexas Southern University
10Vincent CambruzziJRLHPL/L  Oakville, Ontario, CanadaSpoon River (Ill.) CC
12Ryan DanielsJRC/UtilR/R  Duarte, Calif.Glendale (Calif.) CC
14Edgar SilvaJRRHPR/R  Joliet, Ill.Joliet (Ill.) JC
15Drew KoeppelSR1B/OFL/R  Bartonville, Ill.Limestone HS/Illinois Central CC
16Steve AtkinsonSROFL/R  Chicago, Ill.St. Rita of Cascia HS
17Matt MartinezJROFR/R  Chula Vista, Calif.Southwestern CC
18Josh KwasnyJRRHPR/R  Mokena, Ill.Joliet (Ill.) JC
19Marco PrietoSRCR/R  Toa Baja, Puerto RicoVernon College
20Brad PollockJRRHPR/R  Payette, IdahoTreasure Valley (Idaho) CC
21Jacob SanchezSRRHPR/R  Brawley, Calif.Brawley HS/Imperial Valley CC
22Michael MendozaSROFR/R  San Gabriel, Calif.Temple City HS/Concordia (Calif.)
23Michael RosaJRC/PR/R  Santiago, Dominican RepublicColegio Padre Emiliano Tardif HS
24Jacob NeilsonJR1B/CR/R  Bakersfield, Calif.Bakersfield (Calif.) CC
25Corey AmersonSR3BR/R  Mount Pleasant, TexasTexas College
26Ryan DoeppelJROFR/R  Arcadia, Calif.Oklahoma State University
27Darryl SextonJRLHPL/L  Clinton, IowaEllsworth CC
28Andrew JurgesmeyerSR1B/3BR/R  Mexico, Mo.Mexico HS/John Wood (Ill.) CC
29Marcus LedbetterSRRHPR/R  Mount Pleasant, IowaWilliam Jewell (Mo.) College
30Joseph NeilsonJRRHPR/R  Bakersfield, Calif.Bakersfield (Calif.) CC
31Elliot ArmstrongFRSSR/R  Chicago, Ill.Southern University
32William BrownFRLHPL/L  Plano, Ill.Plano HS
33Josh GravesSORHPR/R  Ventura, Calif.Texas College
34Keith BullockJRRHPR/R  Alamo, Calif.Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC
35Colton HopwoodSRRHPR/R  Bloomfield, IowaDavis County HS/Indian Hills CC
36Jacob SchererSO3BR/R  Batavia, IowaCardinal HS
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