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Coaches

 

Diane Meyer
Head Coach

After 12 years as an assistant coach and recruiting cordinator for the Kohawks, Meyer was named the head coach of the program in July of 2014. Meyer took over for Bob Timmons, the winningest coach in school history and one of just three coaches in NCAA Division III history with over 900 career wins. Meyer had previously served as an assistant coach for Coe from 1994-97 under Mary Rausch. During her time as an assistant, the Kohawks won three Iowa Conference Championships, went to 11 NCAA Regional Championships and participated in two NCAA National Championship Series.

A third baseman for the Kohawks from 1981–85, the Center Point native was a four-time All-Midwest Conference selection. She also earned All-Midwest Region honors. Meyer was also a team and offensive MVP and two-year captain for Coe. In 1999, she was inducted into the Coe College Athletic Hall of Fame and is a member of the Coe College Alumni Association.  

She also coached 10, 12 and 14-and-under teams in the Eby's/Cedar Rapids Blue Devils softball organization and was a member of the 1995 USA Slow Pitch Softball's National Championship Team.

 

Maddison Leclere
Assistant Coach

Maddison (Woodruff) LeClere joined the Kohawk softball staff in 2017.

As an athlete at Coe, LeClere was a two-time First Team All-Iowa Conference Pitcher and a two-time All-Region selection. LeClere was also named the Iowa Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Maddison played at Emmetsburg High School where she was a three-time First Team All-State Pitcher. LeClere became the Head Coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy in 2016, after serving as an assistant for 7 years. In 2017, the Cougars placed third in the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament under her leadership. 

LeClere received her Bachelors in Public Accounting and Business Administration in 2014 from Coe. She will receive her Endorsement in Secondary Education from Coe in May 2018. 

 

Jake Koolbeck
Assistant Coach

Jake Koolbeck joined the Kohawk softball program as an assistant in 2016.

Outside of Coe, Koolbeck leads the Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School program in their fall and spring seasons and has done so since 2010. Kolbeck has helped the J-Hawks advance to the Iowa State High School Tournament three times in his career. Before coaching at Jefferson, Koolbeck spent time as a varsity assistant at Solon and Clear Creek-Amana programs. In 2018, Koolbech was named the Head Coach of the Iowa City Regina softball program. 

Jake graduated from Coe College in 2017 with a degree in Physical Education-Fitness Development.