Mike Oehlke is entering his third Season as Head Coach of the NDSCS Wildcats. Last year’s team finished the season Third in the Nation with a 29-15 record. Along the way they won the Region XIII championship for the first time in school history and took second in the Mon-Dak Conference. The 2018 team had the Conference MVP, as well as the Conference leader in HRs, RBI, Batting Ave., SB’s and pitching Wins and Strikeouts. The team led the Nation in Stolen Bases along with having the New Balance Golden Spikes winner for 2018. He has coached one All American, Two All-Region and three All-Conference players in two seasons. He was the Region XIII Coach of the Year.
Last Season his pitcher, Brooke Harder, led the Nation in Strikeouts and Wins.
Prior to NDSCS, Oehlke spent one season as a pitching coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. There his pitcher set school records and was the Conference leader in strikeouts as well as being named First Team All-MIAC.
Oehlke also spent four seasons at Kindred, ND, High School and was the first ever coach at the school. He finished with a 60-24 record, winning State in 2014 and finishing third twice. He was the East Region and the ND State Coach of the Year in 2015. He coached seven All-State selections and 12 All-Region selections.
Oehlke coaches with the Red River Thunder travel organization primarily with the 18U. They are a year-round travel team based out of Fargo, ND with players who have moved on to play at the D2, D3 and NAIA levels.
Oehlke was also a coach on the Minnesota Computers Men’s 23U team that won the North American World Series over Waseda University of Japan in 2014. He has been involved in Men’s Fastpitch at the local, State and National level for over 20 years. He was named President of the North American Fastpitch Association beginning in 2018. He also serves on the ND High School All Star game board.