Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Baseball

 
Val Keiper
Val Keiper
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 262-243-4266
Email: val.keiper@cuw.edu
College: Concordia University Portland

Dr. Val Keiper completed his 30th season as the head coach of the Concordia University Wisconsin baseball team in 2013. Keiper amassed 436 wins during his time with Falcons. He stepped down as head coach on May 31, 2013, but remains with the program as an assistant coach.

During his tenure with the Falcons, Keiper's teams have won 20 games in six different seasons, including a program-best 24 wins during the 1991 season. In 2004 CUW went 20-18 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament.

Last season the Falcons posted a 13-24 mark, including a 10-12 record in Northern Athletics Conference play. CUW narrowly missed out on the six-team NAC Tournament, finishing one game behind sixth-seeded Dominican University.

Keiper led CUW to back-to-back NAC Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011 as it finished third in the league both seasons. The Falcons combined to go 30-14 in conference play during those two years.

In 1997 and 1998 the Falcons won back-to-back regular season Lake Michigan Conference Championships under Keiper's guidance. CUW went 12-2 in the league in 1997, resulting in a program-best .857 conference winning percentage.

Keiper was given the responsibility of starting the CUW Baseball program back up in 1982, as the Falcons had not played since the 1928 season. Keiper has been the coach of the team ever since, with the exception of taking two years off in 1989 and 1990.

The Concordia University Portland graduate is also an education professor at CUW and spends his time outside of work and baseball with his family. Keiper has been married to Karen for 28 years and they have raised three children, Alec, Brett, and Mitchell.

Year W-L Conference Conference Finish
1982 8-18 (.308) N/A N/A
1983 8-14 (.364) N/A N/A
1984  
7-20 (.259)     N/A N/A
1985 13-21 (.382)
N/A  
N/A
1986 18-27 (.400) N/A N/A
1987 12-22 (.353)
10-4 (.714) 2nd (LMC)
1988 14-20 (.412)
N/A N/A
1991 24-11 (.686) N/A N/A
1992 17-15 (.531) N/A N/A
1993 7-20 (.259) N/A N/A
1994 9-20 (.310) N/A N/A
1995 10-23 (.303) 10-6 (.625) 4th (LMC)
1996 12-22 (.353) 8-6 (.571) 4th (LMC)
1997 16-17 (.485) 12-2 (.857) 1st (LMC)
1998 17-19 (.472) 9-3 (.750) 1st (LMC)
1999 9-21 (.300) 6-6 (.500) 3rd (LMC)
2000 10-20 (.333) 6-6 (.500) 4th (LMC)
2001 12-17 (.414) 6-6 (.500) 4th (LMC)
2002 9-25 (.265) 8-9 (.471) 5th (LMC)
2003 15-21 (.417) 9-9 (.500) 3rd (LMC)
2004 20-18 (.526) 10-8 (.556) 4th (LMC)
2005 21-18 (.538) 12-6 (.667) 3rd (LMC)
2006 22-18 (.550) 14-7 (.667) 2nd (LMC)
2007 18-20 (.474) 12-8 (.600) 5th (NAC)
2008 18-19 (.486) 11-11 (.500) 7th (NAC)
2009 22-17 (.564) 14-8 (.636) 4th (NAC)
2010 22-18 (.550) 16-6 (.727) 3rd (NAC)
2011 18-23 (.439) 14-8 (.636) 3rd (NAC)
2012 13-24 (.351) 10-12 (.455) 7th (NAC)
2013 15-27 (.357) 12-10 (.545) 5th (NAC)
  436-595 (.423)