Warrior Baseball Head Coach Ed Cheff
The 2001 baseball season will be the 25th for head coach Ed Cheff, who has developed one of the most impressive collegiate baseball programs in the nation -- at any level.
The NAIA World Series championship the Warriors won in 2000 was the schools 11th since 1984 and second in as many years. The Warriors also won five titles in the '90s.
From 1982 to 1992, the Warriors played in 11 consecutive national championship games and won eight, a feat never duplicated by a collegiate team at any level in any major sport.
The Warriors overall win-loss record under Cheff entering the 2001 season is a remarkable 1,212 wins and just 328 losses.
More than 80 of Cheffs former players at L-C have played professional baseball and several have played in the big leagues, including five current major leaguers.
However, when Cheff is honored for baseball accomplishments, a great deal of mention is made of his involvement in other aspects of baseball and the Lewis-Clark Valley communities, a statement that makes a greater impact to the quality of the program than national championships and wins and losses.
He has been selected as the NAIA Coach of the Year six times.
The Warrior mentor has also been very active in baseball outside of Lewiston. Hes a nationally known clinic speaker and has addressed the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention on four different occasions. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1991, he was an assistant coach for the USA National Baseball Team. He spent the next two summers coaching the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska Collegiate League.
In 1994, he returned to the USA Team as the third-base coach and hitting coach.
His teams at Lewis-Clark State have consistently been recognized by his coaching peers and professional scouts as being well prepared and very aggressive.
On May 11, 1996, he captured his 1,000th career win with a doubleheader sweep over Central Washington. He became only the third coach in NAIA history to win 1,000 baseball games.
Overall record: 1,212-328-2 78.7%
vs. NAIA: 919-178-1 83.7%
vs. NCAA: 293-150-1 66.1%
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