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Darin Loe has been the skipper of Northwest Missouri State's baseball program since 2000. He has won at least 20 games in all of his 12 seasons in Maryville and his 306 wins are second-most in program history. Loe posted seven consecutive winning seasons from 2002-08 - the Bearcats' longest such streak in more than 25 years.
Loe led Northwest to the MIAA tournament five times in his first six seasons. The 2010 squad gave Loe his seventh tournament berth and did so in spectacular fashion, winning 15 of its final 23 regular-season games and four of its final five series against league foes.
Four Northwest teams have won at least 30 games under Loe including the 2003 squad which finished 36-17 and made the program's first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 1989. That Bearcat squad placed second in the league standings with a 20-8 record, went 1-1 at the MIAA tournament and beat Minnesota Duluth at the South Central Regional.
Eight Bearcats have earned first-team All-MIAA honors under Loe including David Dugan, who was a two-time first-teamer. Loe has developed 25 All-MIAA players overall which includes eight two-time all-conference performers.
Adam Bailey was named an All-American outfielder in 2000 and is one of Loe's two-time, all-league performers. Bailey was the program's first All-America choice since 1989.
Before arriving to Maryville, Loe served three seasons as the head coach at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. There, he led the Wildcats to HAAC tournament championships in 1997 and 1998 and to a third-place regional finish in 1998.
Loe's first head coaching gig came at Missouri Valley College in Marshall back in 1994. He spent three years there and led the Vikings to their first HAAC tournament appearance in the process. In all, Loe has 17 seasons of collegiate head coaching experience.
Loe was a dominating collegiate pitcher at Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D. More than 20 years since his last pitch there, Loe still holds program records for career wins (28) and career strikeouts (380). He led the NAIA with 121 strikeouts in 1987, which still stands as a program record. Loe was also a standout quarterback for the Vikings and entered the Valley City State Hall of Fame in October 2001.
At the culmination of his collegiate career, Loe was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 26th round of the 1989 amateur draft. He played three seasons in the Mariner's organization before entering the coaching ranks.
Loe attained his bachelor's degree from Valley City State University in 1991 and a master's degree from North Dakota State University in the spring of 1994 where he served as an assistant coach.
Loe and his wife, Lisa, reside in Maryville with their daughters, Abby and Macy, and son, Cooper.
Office: (660) 562-1658
Mike Creason enters his eighth season as an assistant coach for the Bearcats. He serves as the infield coach while assisting with the hitters.
The Moreno Valley, Calif., native began his career playing for Victor Valley Community College in Victor Valley, Calif., where he was a two-year starter.
In his two-year career at Northwest, Creason played in 98 games while starting 92. He collected 60 hits and 20 doubles. He compiled 45 RBI and scored 50 runs. As a middle infielder, he had fewer than 10 errors in two years.
Creason earned his bachelor of science degree in corporate recreation from Northwest. He also earned his master's degree in recreation administration from Northwest.
Creason and his wife, Sarah, reside in Maryville. They have two sons, Cannon and Kreed.
Jordan Bischel is in his 3rd season at Northwest. and his 2nd working with both the pitching
staff and the catchers. During the 2011 season, the Bearcat pitching staff led the 12 team MIAA
Conference in conference ERA.
Bischel began his coaching career as the outfield coach at John
Carroll University in Clevland, Ohio in 2006. Bischel returned to his alma mater, St. Norbert
College, as the pitching coach from 2007-09.
Bischel is also currently the head coach for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League, a
collegiate summer league. In 2011, the Bullfrogs finished 42-27 and saw 13 former players get
A native of Green Bay, Wisc., Bischel played his college ball from 2000-03 at St. Norbert College
in De Pere, Wisc. Bischel was named an All-Midwest Conference pitcher his senior season, as well
as a team captain. Bischel was also an academic all-conference selection three times.
Bischel completed his master's degree in physical education with an emphasis in athletic administration
in April of 2011 from Northwest Missouri State University.