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Patriots Coaching Staff

Kevin Ziegler
Head Varsity Coach

Kevin Ziegler-Head Coach-8th Season

Kevin Ziegler returns for his eighth year as the head coach of Bismarck Softball. For the first 2 years he coached the Bismarck Sparks, a team made up of athletes from the Bismarck area. Since then, the Sparks have divided into the two schools in town and this is his second year as head coach of the Century High Patriots. Previously, he spent six years as an assistant baseball coach and eleven years as an assistant girls basketball coach with the Century High School Patriots. Before this, he has been at Columbus, Towner and Wahpeton, ND coaching track, football and basketball and teaching science. He has taught chemistry at Century High School for the past 12 years. Kevin and his wife, Cecilia have 1 child; Nathaniel. To contact Coach Ziegler, send e-mail to

Assistant Varsity Coach

Steve Chuppe-Assistant Varsity Coach- 2nd Season

Coach Chuppe brings baseball and fastpitch coaching experience to his first year as CHS assistant varsity coach. From 2003-10, his Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken baseball teams won 4 state titles and 3 2nd place finishes. In 2004, the 13-year-old Babe Ruth team won the Midwest Plains Regional title and and finished third place in the Babe Ruth World Series.
He started coaching fastpitch in 2011. From 2011-2014, his teams won three state titles, with his 2014 team finishing third in the 16U Nationals tournament.
Coach Chuppe is also a chiropractor who works with emphasis on sports injuries. Steve and his wife, Deb, have four children, Sarah, Alexis, Matt, and Maya.

Katie Lee
Head JV Coach

Katie Lee-Head JV Coach-6th Season

Coach Lee is in her sixth season of coaching JV softball at Century. Previous to coaching CHS softball Lee was Assistant Varsity coach at Skyview High School in Denver, Colorado from 2007-2010. Previous to coaching Lee was a member of the Salt Lake Community College softball team from 2001-2003 and a member of the University of Illinois-Springfield team from 2003-2005. Lee played the position of pitcher in college and had a beautiful knuckle ball. Coach Lee is a native of California and competed in fastpitch travel ball tournaments around the US. She has her Master's in Social Work. Coach Lee and her husband, Mike, who is a North Dakota native, were married in June 2011. Katie and her husband, Mike have 1 child;Kallie. She enjoys the outdoors, Colorado Rockies baseball team, Illini football games, Chicago Blackhawks,snowboarding, slow-pitch softball, traveling, hockey and cooking.

Assistant JV Coach

Lacey Reed-Assistant JV Coach-1st Season

Assistant JV Coach

Darby Krivoruchka -Assistant JV Coach-1st Season

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