About the School
The first LCSC baseball team in Lewiston took the field in 1906. The school was then known as the Lewiston State Normal School Pioneers. LSNS was a two year teacher's college. Starting in 1910, the Pioneers were led by former University of Michigan graduate Guy Chiesman, who left a contract to play for the Detroit Tigers. The college would keep this name until 1945.
The school would become the North Idaho Teacher's College Loggers in 1946. The Loggers would achieve their best record in 1951 when they went 18-6 under coach Kinzer.
In June 1976, the Warriors made their first appearance in the NAIA College World Series. The Warriors lost the game against Lewis University. They were led by head coach Ramon Hooker, in his sixth and final season at LCSC.
The Warriors would open the 1977 season under new head coach, Ed Cheff. Cheff had previously coached at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.
Viewed by the largest crowd in Lewiston baseball history, 1984 would bring the first NAIA World Series to the Lewis-Clark State College.
Through Ed Cheff's 34 year coaching career at LCSC, the Warriors would go on to win 16 National Championship titles in 25 years. Cheff would compile a record of 1,705-430-2. His win total is fourth all-time among all college baseball coaches.
Teams coached by Ed Cheff would produce 72 NAIA All-Americans and three NAIA Players of the Year. Over one hundred players would be selected in the Major League Baseball draft and fifteen would go on to make it to the Majors, during Cheff's time at the school.
The accolades for coach Cheff are too numerous to mention and he became the first inductee into the LCSC Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame in May 2011.
Gary Picone coached the LCSC Warriors baseball team for two seasons. Picone has a long history with LCSC, dating back to 1972 when he enrolled at the school and joined the LCSC baseball team as an outfielder.
Gary Picone has recently announced that he will step down as head coach of the Lewis-Clark State College baseball program. Picone, who will remain the school’s athletic director. Western Oregon University head coach Jeremiah Robbins has been hired as his successor.