Coach Immekus joins the Roughriders this season after spending the two previous seasons at Pittsburg State University. While at Pitt State he helped guide the pitchers and was a part of a Gorilla team that qualified for post season play for the first time in sixteen years and numerically had the best pitching staff since 1997.
Immekus joined the Pitt State staff after working for the Major League Scouting Bureau. Prior to working for the Scouting Bureau, Immekus served six seasons as the pitching coach at Missouri Southern (2010-15). During his tenure at MSSU, he coached an MIAA Pitcher of the Year and six All-MIAA pitchers, and was part of a Conference Championship and Conference Tournament Championship, while advancing to two NCAA Regionals.
Coach Immekus has also worked in various collegiate leagues including The Coastal Plain League (New Bern, Nc. Wilson, Nc), The Northwoods League (Madison, Wi.) and the Mink League (Joplin). In his 17 years he has coached over 60 players that have signed professionally, including seven that have made it to The Major Leagues.
A native of Carthage, Mo., Immekus' college baseball playing career began at Independence Community College before transferring to Washburn University.
An all-conference pitcher in each of his four seasons, Immekus went on to sign a free agent contract with the Richmond Roosters in the Independent Frontier League and played there for two seasons. He then spent the following season with the Kalamazoo Kings in the same league. He is currently an Associate Scout with the St. Louis cardinals.
Immekus resides in Joplin, Mo., with his wife Kathleen and her two children Cassie and Kirk.