Head Coach - Scott Koenigs
Coach Scott Koenigs begins his 15th year as Head Baseball Coach of the Riverland Blue Devils. Koenigs' has led the Blue Devils to 6 Conference Titles, 2 State Championships, 2 Regional Championships and 2 appearances in the NJCAA World Series. The Blue Devils have been ranked in the Top 10 in the nation 7 of the last 8 years! The Devils are annually in the top 10 in the nation in both offensive and defensive categories. The teams' hitting is consistently among the top teams in the nation year after year under Koenigs' guidance. Coach Koenigs' overall coaching record at Riverland Community College is 339 wins – 185 losses. The Riverland Baseball Program has become one of the top D.III JUCO programs in the nation. The Riverland campus has become a yearly recruiting stop for D.I, D.II, NAIA., and D.III 4-year baseball programs looking for immediate help.
Coach Koenigs' coaching awards include:
Coach Koenigs also begins his 8th year as an Associate Scout for the World Champion Kansas City Royals. “The Kansas City Royals are a great organization with a rich baseball tradition. I am thrilled to be associated with the team. I appreciate the opportunity the Royals have given me and look forward to helping the team any way I can. I believe that my association with the Major League club will continue to make our baseball program here at Riverland much stronger and hopefully lead to a JUCO World Series Championship.”
Prior to arriving at Riverland Community College, Koenigs was a Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Koenigs spent 2 years with the Jayhawks as an assistant coach. Koenigs worked with the Jayhawk outfielders and also assisted with hitting. Koenigs worked for former Major Leaguer Bobby Randall at KU. At KU, Koenigs was involved in recruiting, evaluating, day-to-day practices, and game-day events. Prior to coaching at KU, Coach Koenigs spent 2 years as a Head Varsity High School Coach at GMLO in Minnesota. Koenigs lead the GMLO squad to a conference title in his 1st year as head coach.
Coach Koenigs currently resides in Rose Creek, MN with his wife Kerri and their 6-year old twins – Brynlee and Brekken.
Assistant Coach - Derek Hahn
Derek enters his 4th season as an assistant coach under Coach Koenigs at Riverland Community College. The Lakeville, MN native is no stranger to the Blue Devils or Coach Koenigs as he played two seasons for RCC (2009 & 2010). Since rejoining the Blue Devils as a coach, Hahn has had the opportunity to be a part of three straight MCAC Southern-Division Conference titles. Over the past three seasons the Blue Devils have compiled an impressive record of 95-30 (76%). Hahn’s fondest memory as a coach came during the 2015 season when Coach Koenigs Blue Devils set a school record twenty-four straight victories!
During his two years as a player for the Blue Devils Derek was a starting catcher. Hahn helped the Blue Devils to a record seventy-three wins in just two seasons. In the springs of 2009 & 2010 the Blue Devils earned MCAC State Championships and Region Thirteen Championships. Without question the highlight of Hahn's run as a player for the Devils was back to back trips to the JUCO World Series. In two seasons with the Devils Derek compiled a batting average of .321 (53-165) and always found himself on base with a career OBP of .523 (123-235). After finishing at RCC Hahn went on to play baseball at the University of Wisconsin Superior for one season. Derek eventually transferred to finish his career at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD where he played basketball for the Saints too. Hahn is excited about the opportunity to work under Coach Koenigs in hopes of guiding the Devils back to the World Series. During the winter Derek is the head men's basketball coach at Riverland.