Alex Koch moves into his second season as head baseball coach at Wayne State College. He was introduced as the 14th head coach in the program's 54-year history on July 3, 2014.
In his first season as leader of the Wildcats, Koch led Wayne State to a 27-24 overall record and a 22-14 mark (fifth place) in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. It was the 18th straight winning season for Wayne State College baseball.
Koch (pronounced cook) has been associated with the Wildcat baseball program as a player and coach since 2006. He served three seasons as an assistant coach with Wayne State from 2010-12 and was a volunteer assistant with the program from 2012-14 after he accepted the position as director of the Wayne Community Activity Center in February, 2012.
A graduate of Millard South High School, Koch was a standout player for Wayne State from 2006-09, earning First Team All-NSIC honors three seasons (2007, '08 and '09) and was a two-time ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region selection (Second Team in 2008 and First Team in 2009). Koch ranks second at Wayne State in career doubles (53), third in career RBI's (181) and tied for sixth in career hits with 217. He played on four NSIC regular season championship teams and four NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2009 team that reached the NCAA Central Regional final.
Koch also has high school coaching experience, working with the Omaha Roncalli and Millard South American Legion teams and most recently assisting with the Wayne American Legion baseball program.
Besides serving as head baseball coach at Wayne State College, Koch is also in charge of grounds and field maintenance for all Wildcat athletic facilities.
Alex is married to former Wayne State softball player Kiley Peterson and the couple reside in Wayne with their son Kash.