August 8, 2011


Schrage takes over at South Dakota State


Dave Schrage has been named head coach at South Dakota State.


He replaces Ritchie Price, who resigned after three seasons with the Jackrabbits to return to his alma mater, Kansas, as an assistant coach.


Schrage has a career record of 596-662-1 in 23 seasons as a head coach. Most recently, he spent four years as the head man at Notre Dame (119-104-1) from 2007-10. Schrage also was head coach for four years at Evansville (130-108) from 2003-06, three years at Northern Illinois (75-92) from 2000-02, nine years at Northern Iowa (211-292) from 1991-99 and three years at Waldorf College in Iowa (61-66) from 1988-90.


A native of Chicago, Schrage was an all-conference outfielder at Creighton. He hit .400 as a junior and .433 in his senior season. Schrage was an Academic All-American in 1983 as a senior and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance that spring.


SDSU was 37-20 this past season after posting a 39-21 mark in 2010. The Jackrabbits have reached the Summit League championship series for three straight years.


Click here for list of 2011 Division I head coaching changes.