Doane College ’99
Dakota Wesleyan University '14
Ed Kieff enters his seventh season as the Tiger head softball coach as the winningest coach in program history with 102 victories. He will rely upon a core of experience with a senior and six juniors on his roster. All seven players return from last year. In the annual Tucson Invitational during the 2017 season, Kieffguided the Tigers to seven-consecutive victories to close out the Invitational and bring momentum back home.
Despite hitting a rough patch in the middle of the conference season, DWU won five-straight games to help push themselves into the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament. In the GPAC Tournament, the Tigers dropped the first game to Concordia University, but rebounded as they defeated the College of Saint Mary to stay alive. However, the season came to a close after falling to Concordia by a final of 7-5.
Kieff comes to Dakota Wesleyan with 20 years of softball coaching experience under his belt.
Kieff also has ties to Mitchell as his wife, Mary, is a Mitchell native and his mother-in-law, Marjorie, graduated from the DWU nursing program, lives in Mitchell and is an avid Tiger fan.
Kieff currently lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Mary, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.