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Coaching Staff

Kevin Ziegler
Head Varsity Coach

Kevin Ziegler-Head Coach-9th Season

Kevin Ziegler returns for his eighth year as the head coach of Bismarck Softball. For the first 2 years he coached the Bismarck Sparks, a team made up of athletes from the Bismarck area. Since then, the Sparks have divided into the two schools in town and this is his second year as head coach of the Century High Patriots. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant baseball coach and eleven years as an assistant girls basketball coach with the Century High School Patriots. Before this, he has been at Columbus, Towner and Wahpeton, ND coaching track, football and basketball and teaching science. He has taught chemistry at Century High School for the past 13 years. Kevin and his wife, Cecilia have 1 child; Nathaniel. To contact Coach Ziegler, send e-mail to

Assistant Varsity Coach

Steve Chuppe-Assistant Varsity Coach- 3rd Season

Coach Chuppe brings baseball and fastpitch coaching experience to his first year as CHS assistant varsity coach. From 2003-10, his Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken baseball teams won 4 state titles and 3 2nd place finishes. In 2004, the 13-year-old Babe Ruth team won the Midwest Plains Regional title and and finished third place in the Babe Ruth World Series.
He started coaching fastpitch in 2011. From 2011-2014, his teams won three state titles, with his 2014 team finishing third in the 16U Nationals tournament.
Coach Chuppe is also a chiropractor who works with emphasis on sports injuries. Steve and his wife, Deb, have four children, Sarah, Alexis, Matt, and Maya.

Head JV Coach

Darby Krivoruchka -Head JV Coach-2nd Season

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