Luke Langenfeld, a 1997 graduate of Morningside
College, completed his fourth year as the head baseball coach at the
University of Sioux Falls. Luke went from playing directly into coaching
as he entered his seventh year of collegiate coaching at the age of
Langenfeld is originally from Denison, IA. He spent his first two years
at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) where he played shortstop
for two years next to Minnesota Twins 3rd baseman, Kory Koskie. He played
his junior year at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, where he
received defensive MVP honors. He then transferred to Morningside College
to play his senior year as the starting shortstop. Langenfeld joined
the Morningside coaching staff in the 1996-1997 season and graduated
with a Business Management major and Physical Education minor.
Langenfeld came to the University of Sioux Falls in the fall of 1997,
where he took on a graduate-assistant coaching position for two years
while earning his Masters in Business Administration. After the two-year
graduate-assistantship Langenfeld took over the reigns as head coach
at USF in the fall of 1999 where his team won the school’s first-ever
conference tournament championship and advanced to the regional playoffs.
Along the way the Cougars broke 18 school records.
This past season under Langenfeld, the Cougars boasted a 27-14 season
finishing third in the conference during the regular season. In addition
to his baseball coaching duties Langenfeld serves as strength and conditioning
coach for all the men’s sports at USF.