Head Coach - Dave Guemmer
High School: Ste. Genevieve (MO)
College: University of Missouri BS - Physical Education
University of Missouri MA - Education & Human Performance
Head Coach Dave Guemmer enters his 8th season as Head Softball Coach. In his first season, the Lady Cardinals won Region XVI and District J championships to earn a berth in the NJCAA Division II World Series. In his second season, MAC once again won the Region XVI Tournament title. This was highlighted by a superlative 15-1 Region XVI regular season record. In year 3 Mineral Area won the Region XVI Title, the Distirict J Championship and was able to advance to the NJCAA National Tournament for the 2nd time. Coach Guemmer has won the Region XVI Title 3 out of the 5 years he has coached here. In 2010 MAC they were defeated in the district tournament by Murray State Community College of Oklahoma, falling one game short of the World Series for the 2nd consecutive season. In 2011 MAC defeated Murray State to advance to their 2nd National Tournament in 3 years.
Before beginning his coaching duties at Mineral Area, Coach Guemmer was the head Coach of the DeSoto High School Softball program for 9 years. He was named the "KTTJ Coach of the Year" in 2006 & 2007. The Dragons won District Championships in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007, advancing to the Missouri State Championship Semi-Finals in 2006. "Softball has finally become very competitive in the southern Jefferson County and St. Francios County areas. The addition of the softball team allows us to bring quality student-athletes to MAC and allow them an opportunity to play softball close to home," commented Coach Guemmer. The Guemmer family was recently featured in a stltoday.com article. You can read more about them here.
Assistant Coach - Tim Wolk