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Bethany Lutheran College (MN) - Baseball
Bethany Lutheran College (MN) - Baseball

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Head Coach Ryan Kragh

Kragh is entering his 16th season as a member of the Bethany Lutheran College coaching staff and 14th as head coach. Prior to taking over the reins of the program in 2005, Kragh was the Vikings' pitching coach for three years, working with squads that combined for a 71-52 record, including back-to-back NJCAA Region XIII Championships.

Bethany has been part of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference since 2004. Each year since, the Vikings have qualified for the conference tournament. In his thirteen seasons as head coach, Kragh boasts a 256-231 record.

Kragh is entering his second season as the Mankato Moondogs Field Manager in the summer of 2017. For the past three seasons Kragh served as the pitching coach for the Moondogs and helped with the development of elite athletes around the country. His dedication to the game of baseball is evident as he directs Bethany baseball camps and coaches the game throughout the year.

Kragh's baseball history is a rich one. The Minot, North Dakota, native was a four-year letter-winner at the University of North Dakota, where his name appears in the top 10 of numerous pitching categories and his school record for career pitching wins was just recently broken.

After earning his bachelor's degree in physical education and elementary education, he pitched professionally with the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks of the Northern League. An injury cut his playing career short and he returned to his alma mater, coaching pitchers for three seasons. Under Kragh's tutelage, three pitchers were drafted and went on to play professionally. Kragh also headed up the American Legion baseball program for Jamestown, N.D., leading the Blue Jays to a fifth-place finish in the State A Tournament.