Lewis-Clark State College
Warrior Baseball Head Coach Ed Cheff
1994 USA National Team Staff
|Above: Chuck Anderson, Florida Southern; Dusty Rhodes, North Florida; Bob Todd, Ohio State; and Ed Cheff|
Coach Ed Cheff enters his 27th season at Lewis-Clark State College after adding another championship win to the phenomenal 11 existing titles. He has built one of the most impressive collegiate athletic teams in the nation at any level, as the Warriors have won 13 national titles in the past 20 years.
From 1982 to 1992 the Warriors played in 11 consecutive National Championship Games and won eight - a feat unequalled by a collegiate team at any level in any sport. Five of these titles were earned in the 1980’s and five more in the 1990’s. The Warriors’ overall win-loss record under Cheff, entering the 2003 season, is a remarkable 1,307 wins and 358 losses.
Over 100 of Cheff’s former Warrior players have gone on to play professional baseball and several have played in the major leagues, including four current players in "The Show." His teams at Lewis-Clark State College have been consistently recognized by peers and professional scouts as being well-prepared and aggressive.
Cheff has not only built successful collegiate baseball teams but has also worked to instill a sense of pride and work ethic in each Warrior that has come through his program. Warrior Baseball is valued by the local community for its dedication to active involvement with local events, fundraisers, and volunteer programs. The impact of the program is noteworthy both on and off the field.
Coach Cheff has been named NAIA Coach of the Year seven times and often addresses clinics outside of the Lewis-Clark Valley. He has addressed the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on five different occasions and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1994.
Away from Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field Cheff has coached the Alaska League’s Anchorage Bucs and Fairbanks Gold panners. In 2002 Cheff and his Gold ant coach for the United States baseball team and returned to Team USA in 1994 as their hitting and third base coach.
On May 11, 1996, Cheff captured his 1,000th career victory with a
double-header sweep over Central Washington, becoming only the third coach in
NAIA baseball history to win 1,000 games.
1994 World Championship
Left to right: Catcher, John McCaninch; USA Coach, Ed Cheff; Pitcher, Matt Foran
Overall record: 1,355-371-2 78.48%
vs. NAIA: 956-184-1 83.8%
vs. NCAA: 310-158-1 66.2%
State College, 500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501 (208) 792-5272