Head Coach Greg Medeck has served as fast-pitch softball coach at CLC for three seasons, establishing himself as one of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference’s most versatile and capable mentors. His Raiders have been competitive in keeping with tradition of a highly regarded athletic program. “A successful precedent was set,” Coach Medeck said when he took the reins. “There’s been a name built for CLC softball in the region.”
From 2004-09 the Raiders softball team won two state and four region titles and finished fifth, second, sixth and seventh in national tournaments. They went 179-61 (.746) in that stretch.
In his first year as head softball coach, Greg led CLC to a 27-16 record and runner-up finishes in the Northern Division of the MCAC (14-6) and Region 13. The 2011 season was also successful, as the Raiders went 21-15, pushing national powerhouse Itasca to a sudden-death showdown in the Regional championship playoff before falling, 4-3. CLC defeated Itasca five of the 8 times they met.
Last year CLC finished at 15-19 and had several players among the MCAC statistical leaders. Nine of the 12 players on the roster were freshmen.
About Raider Softball
Head Coach Greg Medeck took over a program that came close – national runner-up in 2005 – during some productive years of championship play at the state, regional, and national levels. As a successful college football coach, Greg has found a winning formula built on respect for student athletes and their commitment to excellence. The 2013 season, Coach Medeck’s fourth with the fast-pitch softball program, promises to demonstrate again why Central Lakes College has a quality athletic reputation. Raider softball, anchored in teamwork, is nothing less than a class act.