2017 Softball Coaches
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Joe Yegge
Head Coach - 10th Season

Yegge is entering his 9th season as the Head Coach of the Eagles.  During his tenure he has accumulated a record of 375-87 at Kirkwood.  His teams have won a total of 6 ICCAC regular season championships, 3 Region Championships, 3 District Championships, and have place at the National Tournament 3 times.  He and his staff have been named the NFCA Midwest Coaching Staff of the Year twice.  Coach Yegge has had the honor of coaching  29 NFCA All Americans, 17 NJCAA All Americans and 4 NJCAA All Star team members.  The summer of 2014 Coach Yegge was selected to be on the staff of the NJCAA All Star team.  The team played in the Canadian Open International Division, playing teams like Team USA, Team Japan, and Team Canada. 

Prior to coming to Kirkwood, Yegge spent five seasons as the top assistant at Division One Indiana State University, where he was in charge of working with the hitters.  In his time there, he mentored ISU's first player to be named to all tournament team. He also mentored ISU's first ever 1st NFCA 1st Team All region Player. In his time he coached an offense that leaped in the all-time record books for home runs, doubles, base on balls, and at bats.

Before Indiana State, Yegge was the head coach at North Iowa Area Community College from 1998-2002 after serving as the assistant coach for two seasons. While at NIACC, he led the team to its first 30-win season in eight years and was instrumental in helping seven players advance on to four-year institutions.

Additionally, Yegge coached 15 all-region selections during his time in Mason City. Yegge graduated in 2002 from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

The State Center, Iowa native attended NIACC and Buena Vista University, and has a Masters degree in Physical Education from Indiana State University. He continued his athletic career at NIACC where he was a member of the football team.

Yegge is the NJCAA Softball Coaches Association President and also an active member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, sitting on the Board of Directors, Hall of Fame, All-American Selection committee, and the Recruiting committee. Joe, his wife Amy, and two sons Wyatt (8) and Canon (3) reside in Cedar Rapids

Rylie Kane
Alma Mater: Cedar Rapids Praire High School