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
WSOC ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 24 Radford 1
VB ETSU 0 Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 28 Virginia Tech 3
WSOC Tennessee Tech 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28 ETSU 1
MSOC ETSU 1 Clemson, SC
Aug 28 Clemson University 3
VB ETSU 0 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 Washington St. 3
VB ETSU 3 Radford, Va.
Aug 29 LIU Brooklyn 1
WSOC NC State 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 30 ETSU 0
MSOC High Point University 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 1 ETSU 2
WSOC Eastern Kentucky Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
FB Kennesaw State Home
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 4, 4:00 p.m. Alabama St.
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 10:30 a.m. CSU Bakersfield
VB ETSU Troy, Ala.
Sep 5, 3:30 p.m. Troy
MSOC ETSU Radford, VA
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Radford University
WSOC Navy Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 6, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Boone, NC
Sep 9, 7:00 p.m. Appalachian State University
FB Maryville College Home
Sep 10, 7:30 p.m. ETSU