- Head Baseball Coach
- Bismarck State College
Coach Michael Keeran joins Bismarck State College as the head baseball coach after being an assistant coach at Valley City State University for one year. Keeran helped the Vikings to a third-place finish in the NSAA regular season standings in 2018-19. The Vikings advanced to the NSAA Tournament Championship Game.
In the summer of 2019, he was the head coach for the Bancroft Bandits in the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League. The Bandits went on to win the league championship with a 33-5 record. Keeran is 67-11 with two championships in two years as a head coach in the PCBL. Keeran has coached 12 professional baseball players and has former players in the following leagues: MLB affiliated, American Association, Frontier League, United Shores League, Pecos League, and International Professional Leagues. During the summer of 2018, he was head coach of the Albert Lea Lakers in the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League. Keeran recruited a 25-man roster that went on to win the league championship with a 34-6 record.
Keeran joined the VCSU staff after one season as an assistant softball coach for Grinnell College, helping the team to a school-record 24 wins. Keeran coached the Midwest Conference Player of the Year, and an All-American in 2018. Keeran was an assistant varsity baseball coach for the Clear Lake baseball program in Iowa (2013-2016). Clear Lake won the Iowa High School State Championships in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
Keeran obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Waldorf University. He completed his master's degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in sports management from Waldorf University.
Coach Keeran will be assisted by Coach Dakota Greer and Coach Jacob VanVacter.