E-mail: Coach Schaab
Geoff Schaab begins his first season as Dakota State University Interim Baseball Head Coach.
Prior arriving to Dakota State, Schaab served as the Head Coach, Associate Head Coach and Director of Baseball Operations with the Northern Virginia (NoVA) Fellowship of Christian Athletes travel (16-18 years old) baseball team, where his team rose from finishing 25th out of 26 teams in 2014 (2-17 overall record), to No. 8 the following season (19-14 overall record) and No. 2 in 2016 (19-8 overall record).
He was also a regular instructor at local and regional baseball camps to include NoVA FCA Baseball Academy and at Messiah College as a hitting coach and infield instructor.
Schaab played collegiate baseball at Edinboro University (Pa.) – formerly NCAA Division II – in what it recognized as one of the premier NCAA Division II conferences – the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. He was named a ‘Newcomer to Watch’ as an incoming freshman by Collegiate Baseball Magazine in 2000 and started at second base and left field, finishing with a career .315 batting average. He only struck out 26 times in 409 career plate appearances.
Upon graduation at Edinboro in 2003, Schaab moved to Northern Virginia in 2004 and worked for four years as an Intelligence Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He then served as a Senior Sanctions Investigator with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control for seven years.
“I am extremely blessed and thankful to be working for such a quality NAIA Baseball program in Dakota State,” said Schaab. “I’ve had very good mentors and friends in the collegiate game to include NCAA Division I Head Coach Bruce Peddie (University of Louisiana-Monroe). I am very Passionate about wanting to coach these young men and further exicted about changing the direction and path of DSU Baseball."
Geoff has an older brother Robert Todd Schaab, who played at NCAA Division I Youngstown State (Ohio) from 1998-99 and then at NCAA Division II Indiana University (Pa.) from 2000-02 (where they played against one another a total of eight times).
Geoff is a native of Tonawanda, N.Y. where he graduated from Kenmore West High School. He currently resides in Madison, S.D.
Brady Banse begins his first season as the Dakota State University (S.D.) Assistant Baseball Coach.
Prior to arriving at Dakota State, Banse served as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Western Technical College in Wisconsin. He was primarily responsible for the development of the pitching staff while also promoting his program to prospective student-athletes from around the country. He also assisted his players in placing them at 4-year institutions upon completing their eligibility.
"I am thrilled to have Coach Banse as my assistant coach," said DSU Baseball Interim Head Coach Geoff Schaab. "He brings another added shot of enthusiasm, is a grinder and understands what we are trying to do with the future of DSU Baseball."
Banse played collegiate baseball at Riverland Community College (Minn.). After completing his time at RCC, where he comprised a 14-4 career record (second-best in school history) and a Junior College World Series appearance, he received a scholarship to the current-NCAA Division I University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Banse finished his collegiate career at fellow North Star Athletic Association member Viterbo (Wis.), where he was an All-Conference Honorable Mention recipient.
Upon graudation at Viterbo University in 2014, Banse stayed in the La Crosse, Wis. area and worked within the Food and Beverage industry serving in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles.
Brady is a native of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., where he graduated from Forest Lake Area High School. He currently resides in Madison, S.D.