Doane Makes Change in Baseball
Doane College Athletic Director Greg Heier announced today that Jeremy Jorgensen will replace Jack Hudkins as head coach for the Tigers. Jorgensen comes to Doane from McCook Community College where he was the Head Baseball Coach and a career specialist. He will also join the Doane Office of Admission.
Jorgensen graduated from College of St. Scholastica, Minnesota, in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dietetics with a minor in psychology. He holds a master's degree from California State University - Fullerton in kinesiology.
"We are pleased to add someone like Jeremy to our staff," Heier commented. "One of my goals as Athletic Director is to have all of our head coaches full-time in some capacity at the college. When Coach Jorgensen was offered the admissions position, the opportunity presented itself to have a full-time presence for our baseball program. I believe this best serves the interest of our student-athletes and I am very pleased with this development in baseball at Doane College, especially in light of the beautiful new baseball facilities we can offer our student-athletes. We do want to thank Coach Hudkins for his efforts and the years he put into our program."
Jorgensen received his first head coach position in 1997 at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In 1999, he became an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he was the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach. In August 2001, Jorgensen became pitching coach at California State University and in October 2003, he took over the McCook Community College baseball program. During his time at McCook Community College, they set school records in regular season wins and conference wins. Prior to 2003, the team had never won more than 11 games in a season, this year they finished with 24.
"I have high expectations that we will be competitive in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), but it's more important that our student-athletes do things right on and off the field and that starts in the classroom," Jorgensen said. "If we take care of the little things, success will take care of itself and our players will have a good experience."