Baseball Coaching Staff
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Pat Evers enters his fourth season as head coach for the Vikings and his ninth season overall at Jefferson College. In Evers three seasons as head coach, the Viking program is 118-53 overall and have won eleven consecutive Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) Championships. The Vikings finished the 2017 season ranked 25th in the final NJCAA Directors Poll and have earned the #1 seed for the Region XVI Tournament in 2015, 2016, & 2017.
In Evers previous eight seasons with “JeffCo”, the tradition rich program reached new heights, the Vikings have won 70% of its games and have averaged 40+ wins per season. Also in that time, the Vikings have been the #1 seed in the Region XVI tournament 6 times, won 2 Region XVI titles, 2 South Central District Championships, made 2 NJCAA World Series appearances, and won 8 consecutive conference titles. In 2012 the Vikings set a new school record with 53 wins and were ranked 2nd in the nation in the final NJCAA national poll. More importantly 130 players have moved on to the 4-year level in the last 9 seasons including 80 who have signed with NCAA Division-I schools. The Vikings have also had 26 players in the last 8 seasons either selected in the MLB Draft or have signed professional contracts. Evers also serves as the Vikings pitching coach, 46 Vikings pitchers have moved on to the NCAA Division-I level in his time at Jefferson, including 13 pitchers who have either been drafted or signed a professional contract.
Prior to coming to Jefferson College, Coach Evers spent 2 seasons at the University of Central Missouri serving as the pitching coach for the Mules. During his 2 years on staff, UCM combined to go 91-23 and finished 4th in the NCAA Division II World Series in 2008. Evers had a number of his pitchers receive post-season awards, including 2 All-American selections, 2 Region Pitchers of the Year, 5 All-Region selections, and 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year. Evers has had 6 of his pitchers he coached and/or recruited sign professional contracts.
Evers has also spent time serving as the pitching coach with the Duluth Huskies in the Northwood's League in 2007, with the Quincy Gems of the Prospect league in 2008, and served as the head coach of the St. Charles Mules in the St. Louis Metro Collegiate League from 2009-2011.
Evers began his coaching career as an assistant coach in 2007 at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley. His playing career began at Forest Park Community College and finished at the University of Central Missouri in 2005. After playing at Central Missouri, Evers went on to play professionally for 3 seasons with the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League
Evers earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Central Missouri in 2006 and Master's Degree in Sports Administration in 2008 from UCM. Evers is married to the former Kasey Teter, they have two children (Dylan & Leighton).
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
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Josh Bunselmeyer enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator with the Vikings. Bunselmeyer will primarily serve as the Vikings hitting coach and work with infielders. Josh spent the past two seasons playing professionally in the Frontier League splitting time between the River City Rascals and Gateway Grizzlies.
Bunselmeyer played one year at Northeast Texas Community College before transferring to Saint Louis University. During his three seasons at SLU, Josh earned Atlantic-10 All-Conference honors, was named National Player of the Week, and finished career ranked among the Top 15 Homerun leaders in Saint Louis University history. He was named team captain as a senior. Bunselmeyer earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from Saint Louis University in 2016.
Bunselmeyer is originally from Springfield, Missouri and attended Glendale High School.
Assistant Coach, Hitting
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Tony enters his 21st season as an assistant coach at Jefferson College. Before Tony came to Jefferson he was an assistant at Festus High School and the Festus American Legion program. As a player, he had a successful career at Festus High School where he was a four-year starter who received numerous post-season honors. His two seasons at Jefferson, Tony showed his versatility by playing several infield and outfield positions in a starting role. Tony now serves as the outfield coach for the team.
Assistant Coach, Infield
Coach Oster is no stranger to the Jefferson College Baseball program. For 31 years Dave Oster has been a member of the Jefferson College Baseball program. Oster was a middle infielder on the 1968 and 1969 teams. He holds the honor of being the very first scholarship player in Jeffco baseball history. Upon graduating from Jefferson, Oster attended New Mexico Highland University where he was a pre-season All-American his senior year.
Oster returned to Jefferson in January of 1980 as the sixth head coach in the program’s history. Shortly thereafter Oster would begin to mold the Vikings into one of the more prominent programs in the nation. During the Oster era, Jeffco celebrated unprecedented success that included 12 conference titles, 3 regional championships, and a birth to the 2002 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Oster had 41 of his players sign professional contracts, including five who made it to the Major Leagues. These included Mike Henneman, who played with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. Other big-leaguers included Donnie Wall with the San Diego Padres, Cliff Politte with the Chicago White Sox, Mark Buehrle with the White Sox, and Steve Bieser with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Also during that time, Oster was inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Junior College Hall of Fame.
Following the 2006 season Oster retired as the winningest baseball coach in Jefferson’s history after amassing 936 victories in 27 seasons.