Sports

ILCC names new baseball coach

Thu 5-28-2020

ESTHERVILLE - A former assistant baseball coach at Iowa Lakes Community College is returning to the school as the head coach, pending board approval. Athletic Director Troy Larson made the announcement Wednesday.

Acosta brings more than 30 years coaching experience to the position. He most recently has been an assistant coach at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, N.C.

"I am looking forward to many years at Iowa Lakes Community College, building a solid baseball program, looking to start leaving our mark in our conference and representing Iowa Lakes to our highest possibilities," Acosta said. "I am very excited to be back at Iowa Lakes Community College. Ever since I left it has been like there was something missing so I'm happy to be here. It was great to receive the call from Troy Larson telling me the news that I got the job. I'm very thankful to the search committee and the administration for selecting me."

Along with his coaching duties, Acosta will also serve as an admissions enrollment coach.

He has coached all levels of baseball, youth organizations, high school, college, and professional.

Acosta worked as a scout, strength and conditioning coach, as well as hitting, and pitching coach for professional organizations such as Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.

He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Coaching and a Master's Degree in Sports Science with a focus in Sports Management. Acosta is continuing his education in Sports Psychology with a focus in Performance Enhancement.

Athletic Director Troy Larson is looking forward to Coach Acosta returning to Iowa Lakes.

"We're excited to have Danny rejoining our department," he said. "Danny was highly regarded in his previous time as an assistant coach at Iowa Lakes and has wonderful baseball experiences. Danny is connected within the sport and is a very good recruiter which is critical in this position. He also has a high baseball IQ."