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2012 Season - Assistant Coaches

Leann Barber

Leann Barber, who enjoyed an outstanding career with the Vikings, rejoins the program as an assistant coach. She was on the staff during a three year stretch from 2006-08 before taking a year off. This will be in her fourth year as an assistant coach. Barber, a four year letterwinner, was a first team all-conference selection three times, twice as a catcher and once at first base. She was also a three time all-Midwest Region selection. She was on the top ten career list in four offensive categories when she graduated in the spring of 2005. A standout athlete at Moline High School, Barber has a degree in Sociology from Augustana.

Dave Hebbeln

Dave Hebbeln, of Davenport, Iowa, will begin his eighth year on the Augustana softball staff. He replaced Denise Wojtkiewicz, who had been Kistler’s number one assistant. Hebbeln was the head coach at Marycrest University from 1996 until 2002 until the school closed its doors for good. Prior to serving as the head coach he had two stints as an assistant for the Eagles (1978-80 and 1992-95). He has been involved in coaching the ASA Davenport Blazers in the summer.


John Brokaw

John Brokaw is in his fifth year as the pitching coach for the Vikings. He coached at Orion High School as an assistant from 1991-05 and also served as the pitching coach at Monmouth College for two years. He coached the A.S.A. “Quad City Firebirds” for 16 seasons from 1988-04. A native of Lynn Center, Illinois, Brokaw retired from Case/IH in East Moline in 2001 after a 30 year career as a welder.