Nat Wagner currently works as head coach at Minot State University, working with pitchers, catchers, slappers and hitters. He has also coached at University of St. Thomas and at Augustana University, teaching all facets of the game. A veteran travel ball coach, he has led Midwest Speed and Minnesota Renegades teams to national prominence, taking pride in teaching kids to play the game the right way. At least one other former collegiate players will serve as an assistant or co-head coach.
Scott Visger joins the Minnesota Renegades coaching staff as the14U National co-head coaches. Scott has spent the past 5 years coaching, assisting and training the 16U, 14U,12U and 10u athletes in the Twin Ports Rampage organization.
Maddie grew up in Chanhassen and helped Chan win the 2016 State Championship while earning All-conference honors and was a finalist for MN Ms. Softball in 2018. She is currently a starting pitcher for the University of Wisconsin having pitched more innings than any other pitcher in the B1G Ten this past season. She loves focusing on the details that make pitchers and fielders better.
Caitlyn Dully will be coaching the Minnesota Renegades 13u softball team. Caitlyn resides in Farmington with years of playing softball as well as coaching. While playing for Farmington, she had 2 state tournament appearances earning multiple awards including a state championship title. During summer she played for both Minnesota Sting and Minnesota Stars for several years. She will be finishing up her student teaching in the fall at Winona State University earning two degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education. Having a continued passion for the sport, has allowed her to coach for the past few years developing and instilling confidence in young athletes. Being a part of the new Renegades program this past year, Caitlyn looks forward to continuing to build a competitive and successful program in the state of Minnesota.
Kennedy established herself as one of the best softball players in the Minnesota prep circuit. During her high school career with the New Prague Trojans, Buckman was a five-time letter winner, two-time All Conference, three-time All Section, an All-American, first-team All-State, and All-Selection pick. In her Junior year, Buckman was named the unanimous team MVP while hitting an outstanding .578 from the dish. The power-hitting infielder collected six home runs while finishing the year with a .953 slugging percentage. In addition to her high school career, Kennedy played 5 years of club softball and was named the tournament MVP in the USSSA National Championships in Kansas City. Buckman is continuing her softball career at Augustana University with a major in education and a minor in science.
She believes that coaching is a calling and a unique opportunity to change lives. Her passion as a player and a leader drives her to give back to the game.
Minnesota Renegades is excited to welcome Lisa Koehler to our team. Lisa has started HD Elite and is excited to join forces with Minnesota Renegades to help athletes train and compete at the highest level. Lisa is an owner of Hit Dawg Academy which is one of the facilities that Minnesota Renegades will be training out of.
Lisa has coached High School level as well as Elite 14u,16u and 18u softball teams.
Some of Lisa’s Achievements
BS in Physical Education
Minors in Health and Coaching
NAMS certified Personal Trainer
Semi Pro Pitcher for Juncos and Guaynabo in Puerto Rico Four year starting Pitcher at NCAA Division II Northern State University
A Senior at the university of Minnesota, Emily is studying agricultural education with a minor in leadership. Hansen was a 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year, Metro Player of the Year, and Mrs. softball. In 2019 Hansen was a part of the Women’s College World Series with the Minnesota Gophers and was named the 2019 Teammate of the Year.
Abby Lien returns to the Renegades as the Training Director for our summer practices. A 2018 Ms. Softball finalist at Eastview High School, Abby went on to play at the University of Iowa, starting in 62 games and hitting .304 for the Hawkeyes. She recently transferred to Augustana University to follow in the footsteps of her sister Lindsay, who starred for the Vikings. A tremendous teacher and clinician, Abby began her club softball with the Minnesota Renegades, playing for Coach Wagner in her own 12u and 13u seasons. She knows first hand the value of these formative years and hopes to help other young Renegades find similar success on their own softball journeys. Abby aspires to be a high school teacher and coach when she graduates. We are thrilled to add Abby to our staff.
Sam Wagner heads into her fourth year as a corner infielder at Swarthmore College, competing in the Centennial Conference under Canadian Junior National Coach Melissa Finley. While still a collegiate softball player, Wagner began her coaching career at a young age, garnering several years of coaching experience under Coach Mike Mook and later under her father. As a travel ball coach, Sammy led her Minnesota Renegades and later Midwest Speed teams to multiple top five finishes in both the World Fastpitch Championships and PGF Nationals. Known for her attention to detail in teaching fundamental movement patterns, Sammy has developed many of the top players in the state through their formative softball years from ages 12 to 16. She is excited to help guide our Rennies to the next level.