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
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington