JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Chad Kerr, who coached Alderson Broaddus to a postseason berth as well as its first winning season in three years in 2015, has been named the next head softball coach at Lincoln.
"I'm thrilled to be at Lincoln," Kerr said. "The opportunity to coach in the MIAA, which is the league I played in, is outstanding. I especially want to thank Betty Kemna, Willie Jude, Dr. Rome and the search committee for giving me that opportunity. I'm very excited to meet the returning players and the incoming recruits and to work with them this upcoming season."
During his only season at Alderson Broaddus, Kerr coached five All-Great Midwest Athletic Conference players, including two first team selections, and led the Battlers to a berth in the GMAC tournament. Kerr coached Alderson Broaddus to 21 victories and posted winning records both at home and on the road. Four of Kerr's players, including GMAC Freshman of the Year Samantha Turner, were named to league's all-freshmen team.
Prior to taking over at Alderson Broaddus, Kerr spent three seasons as the softball coach and athletic director at Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan. In his first season in 2012, Kerr took a Tiger squad that had been shutout in league play the year before and coached the squad to six conference wins. Throughout his three years with the team, Kerr coached multiple all-league and all-academic honorees. Under Kerr's direction, Central Christian improved its academic performance, posting a team GPA of 3.51 in Fall of 2013. Kerr left the Tigers as the team's all-time winningest coach.
Before breaking into the collegiate ranks, Kerr coached numerous softball teams consisting of players aged 6-through-16 from 2000 to 2011. From 2010-11, Kerr worked as a softball coach and college liaison for D-Bat Select Softball Organization 18U Gold. Kerr also has organized multiple camps and clinics throughout Iowa and Texas and has developed recruiting bases throughout the country.
Kerr was an all-conference baseball player at Truman State, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in English in 1991. Kerr was the Bulldogs' stolen base leader in 1990 with 16, which is tied for the seventh-most in a single season in program history. Kerr also posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage that season.
Kerr and his wife, Kim, have three children: Kiley, Chelsey and Koby.