Northland College Athletics and Athletic Director Kim Falkenhagen has named Ryan Jerle Head Baseball Coach.
Jerle comes to Northland College from Northern State University, where for the past 8 seasons he helped the program reach new heights. While at Northern State, the Wolves collected 166 wins and 4 conference tournament appearances. In 2014, the Wolves set a new standard in wins (28) and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since joining the NCAA Division II ranks
Prior to Northern State, Jerle served as an Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Dakota State University. In 2007, the Trojans set a school record with 39 wins and were nationally ranked 7th in NAIA. During Jerle's time at Dakota State, he assisted the program in creating 8 All-Americans and 52 All-Conference selections. During this time, the program was nationally ranked and set a school record for wins 3 separate times.
"I would like to thank Kim and the rest of the Northland College administration for this opportunity. I believe my passion for the game of baseball will allow US to succeed at Northland College, "
Athletic Director Kim Falkenhagen commented, "Ryan is a huge asset for our baseball program, the department and Northland College. His enthusiasm and passion for the sport, as well as his experience are going help this program grow and succeed. I am looking forward to having him as part of our team."