Derek Niesman
Graduate Assistant
2013-14 Softball Coaches
Derek Niesman

Derek Niesman enters his second season on the ETSU coaching staff, overseeing hitting and fielding duties for the Bucs.

In his first season as a graduate assistant coach (2013), Niesman helped the Bucs' to their first 20-win campaign since 2010. The team saw drastic offensive improvements, upping its runs output by nearly 50 percent from 2012. ETSU also posted improved marks in several other categories, including slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks, and fielding percentage.

Niesman joined the ETSU staff after enjoying a stellar four-year playing career with ETSU Baseball (2010-13), in which he made 195 career appearances, including 188 starts.

During his four seasons, he maintained a career .271 batting average, compiling 176 hits, 91 RBI, and 21 doubles. In 2013, Niesman helped ETSU to the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1981. He was also named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team.

A native of Wellington, Fla., Niesman received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors in 2010 and 2011. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Sports and Liesure Management.

2013-14 Softball
Softball Coaches
Brad Irwin
Head Coach
Tim Lawson
Volunteer Assistant
Derek Niesman
Graduate Assistant
MGOLF Puerto Rico Classic San Juan, Puerto Rico
Feb 24 T11 of 15
MBB ETSU 73 F
Feb 26 Citadel 74
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 27 Results
MTEN Tennessee Tech 0 Bristol, Tenn.
Feb 27 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU 6 Akron, Ohio
Feb 28 Akron 1
WTRACK Southern Conference Championships Birmingham, Ala.
Feb 28 3 of 9
BB Butler 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 4
WBB ETSU 42 Final
Feb 28 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 64
SB ETSU 10 5
Feb 28 Morehead St. 1
SB ETSU 5 Savannah, Ga.
Feb 28 UMBC 7
MBB ETSU 64 F
Feb 28 Mercer 69
BB Butler 9 Johnson City, Tenn.
Feb 28 ETSU 3
BB Butler 6 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 1 ETSU 12
BB Radford 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Mar 3 ETSU 9
WTEN ETSU 3 Rock Hill, S.C.
Mar 4 Winthrop 4
BB ETSU 6 Asheville, N.C.
Mar 4 UNC-Asheville 8
WBB ETSU 73 Final
Mar 5 vs. No. 7 Western Carolina 53