Record: 19-21 Home: 7-8 Away: 8-8 Neutral: 4-5 IIAC: 11-15
2013 Baseball Coaches
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Carl Tebon - Head Coach - 18th Season

   

 

Carl Tebon began his time at the helm of the Loras College Duhawks in 1996 and has won 331 games as the skipper of the Duhawks, an average of over 20 games per year. In his sixteen years as Loras' head coach, Tebon has had the Duhawks in the top four in the standings seven times, including leading the Duhawks to the Iowa Conference championship in 2009, the first Duhawks team since 1952.

 

   

He has coached two All-Americans, 12 All-Region picks, and 49 All-Iowa Conference players, including league MVPs Justin Pierro (1998), Cory Schultz (2002), and Nick Olberding (2009). Pierro went on to a three-year minor league career with the Cook County Cheetahs and the Dubois County Dragons of the Frontier League. Schultz was a free agent signing by the Philadelphia Phillies and was a part of their minor league system for three seasons, throwing a total of 123 innings.

 

The Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin native is a 1989 graduate of Mount Scenario College where he was a two-time all-conference pick and MVP in baseball, while also starring on the football field. He earned his master's degree in Education/Sports Management from Old Dominion University in 1992.

 

Prior to coming to the Duhawks, Tebon served as the head coach at UW-River Falls, compiling a 56-38 record. He was also an assistant baseball coach at Virginia Wesleyan from 1989-1992.

 

Tebon and his wife, Brenda, reside in Dubuque and have three daughters, Erica, Elly, and Rachel.

 

Carl Tebon Year-By-Year

Year

Record

IIAC

1993 (UW River Falls)

18-11

N/A

1994 (UW River Falls)

20-12

N/A

1995 (UW River Falls)

18-15

N/A

1996 - Loras

26-9-2

7-12, 6th

1997 - Loras

18-14

11-5, 2nd

1998 - Loras

31-15

15-9, 3rd

1999 - Loras

25-16-1

11-10-1, 4th

2000 - Loras

28-17

15-8, 2nd

2001 - Loras

11-26

7-10, 10th

2002 - Loras

15-22

5-13, 8th, t

2003 - Loras

25-17

11-10, 4th

2004 - Loras

15-21

4-12, 8th

2005 - Loras

14-25

4-12, 9th

2006 - Loras

18-22-1

8-8, 5th

2007 - Loras

23-18

13-10, 3rd

2008 - Loras

23-23

11-12, 4th

2009 - Loras

25-14

15-7, 1st

2010 - Loras

15-24

9-15, 7th

2011 - Loras

19-20

10-14, 7th

All Time Record

387-341-4

N/A

Loras Career

331-303-4

146-153

   

 
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Dan A. Wellik - Assistant Coach - 6th Season

 

Dan Wellik is in his sixth season as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the Duhawks. His work in recruiting and development of the pitching staff helped the program achieve its first conference championship in 57 years in the 2009 season.

 

During his time as pitching coach he has helped seven Loras pitchers become All-Conference or All-Region. Under Coach Wellik's watch pitchers have set Loras single season and career marks in wins and saves.

 

During the summer months, Wellik serves as the pitching coach for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball league. The "Cape League" is widely considered the best collegiate summer league in the United States with over 200 former players. 35 of his former players are currently playing baseball in the minor leagues.  This past summer he coached the CCBL's Pitcher of the Year and Top Pro Prospect. In addition one of his pitchers was named the 2012 Top Collegiate Summer Prospect and Pitcher by Baseball America and Perfect Game USA.

 

Wellik began his playing career at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa. Wellik moved on to finish out his career at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. He spent the 2006 season in the dugout on the Warriors coaching staff and was also the head coach at Clear Lake High School.

 

Wellik and his wife, Tracee, reside in Dubuque with their daughter Clare (2).

 
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Kory Tuescher - Assistant Coach - 10th Season

Kory is entering his tenth season as a part time assistant coach since graduating from Loras in 2003. The Darlington, Wisconsin native was a physical education major and also minored in health. Kory's full time position is with Prescott Elementary School in Dubuque where he teaches physical education.


Kory's coaching career includes time with the Wahlert High School squad, where he has been the assistant to the varsity team and also contributed to the basketball program. He was also the head coach for the Darlington (WI) Redbirds in 2003 and 2004.


Kory's four-year playing career included two seasons as a starting infielder with the Duhawks. He was a captain of the team in his senior season and was also an Academic All-IIAC selection.


Tuescher resides in Dubuque.


 
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Jake Waddle - Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

Jake Waddle is now in his third season as a coach with the Duhawks after a very successful career at Luther College and one season playing for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the Northwoods League. Waddle will work primarily with the catchers this season. The Coon Rapids, Iowa native was a business major at Luther and is working towards his Master of Business Administration.

 

Waddle's playing career at Luther includes three all-conference selections, two of which were first-team. In 2008 he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Central Region second-team catcher. He also led the Iowa Conference in batting average in 2007 and 2008. He finished his career at Luther ranked in the top five in hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, homeruns, runs scored, and walks.

 

After graduating from Luther, Waddle played one season in the Northwoods League for the Wisconsin Woodchucks where he accumulated a .324 batting average.

 

 
NIck Kirk - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Nick Kirk enters his second year on the Loras Baseball staff after joining in 2012 as the Duhawks' outfield coach.  He  playing experience includes time in the Cleveland Indians minor league system and at University of Northern Iowa.

 

As a three-year weekend starter for the Panthers, he struck out 148 hitters in 163 innings. Taken by the Indians in the 19thround of the 2009 draft Kirk pitched at three different levels while in the minors.

 

Kirk is a graduate of Wahlert Catholic High School and currently resides in Dubuque.

 
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Travis Olson - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Travis Olson joins the coaching staff in 2013 after a four-year playing career with the Duhawks. A catcher and designated hitter originally from Hiawatha, Iowa, he logged 60 hits and 39 RBI in his four seasons with the team – including career high 21 in his senior season. He appeared in 92 games over his career. Olson will contribute to multiple aspects of the team as he supports the 2013 coaching staff.