Hometown: Emmetsburg, Iowa
Formerly Buena Vista University's associate head coach/pitching coach, Ryan Dupic was named Concordia University head baseball coach on July 1, 2014.
“I’m very excited to join the Concordia University family,” Dupic said. “My wife and I were very impressed by the university’s strong commitment to the spiritual, academic and athletic growth of each student-athlete. We are committed to being a part of that collective vision. It has always been a goal of mine to be a head coach, and I’m thrilled to have that opportunity at Concordia. I believe the baseball program has many things in place that point to a great future, which is a testament to the university, the athletic department and the coaches who have committed their time and effort to Concordia baseball. I feel fortunate to build upon that foundation and I’m excited to accomplish special things with the baseball program.”
A native of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Dupic has served as an assistant coach at his alma mater since 2007. In his seven seasons working with Buena Vista head coach Steve Eddie, the Beavers have put together a combined record of 194-109 with IIAC regular-season and tournament titles in both 2010 and 2014. They made NCAA Division III national tournament appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2014, including a 2011 World Series berth. The success was unprecedented for a Buena Vista program that experienced 24 losing seasons in 26 years prior to 2008.
As pitching coach, Dupic worked wonders with the Beaver hurlers, who lead the IIAC in ERA and strikeouts over the past six years. In 2014 they set a school record for strikeouts in a season during a 37-9 campaign. Over the last six years, Dupic has mentored 13 all-conference pitchers and 21 academic all-conference pitchers. He also aided in the growth of 2014 Major League Baseball draft pick Scott Harris.
Owner of a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (2008) and a master’s in science in education (2011) from Buena Vista, Dupic was a two-sport star for the Beavers. Dupic, who served as team captain, earned first team all-conference in 2006 and 2007, first team all-region in 2007 and team MVP (2007) honors on the diamond. On the basketball court, Dupic received team MVP accolades in 2007.
Dupic began his collegiate career at the University of Iowa (2002-05), where he was a member of the Hawkeye baseball team. He received Academic All-Big Ten recognition for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
Following his collegiate playing days, Dupic signed a professional contract with the Sioux City (Iowa) Explorers, a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
Dupic has been a member of the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA) and Iowa High School Baseball Coaches’ Association (IHSBCA).
Ryan is married to Abby.
Rich Eber completed his fourth year as hitting coach for Concordia baseball in 2014. He has also previously served on Jeremy Geidel's staff in 2007 and 2012.
Eber split his collegiate career between Dana College and Nebraska-Kearney, eventually earning his bachelor's degree from UNK. He set a UNK record for career batting average (.402) and led the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with a .426 average in 2006 when he powered the Lopers to a RMAC Tournament appearance for the first time in school history. His honors included: 2004 First Team All-GPAC and Honorable Mention All-RMAC in 2005 and 2006.
Eber received his master's in curriculum and instruction in May 2013 while serving as a graduate assistant coach at Concordia.
He spent three years as the head baseball coach at Blake High School in his hometown of Tampa, Fla. During his tenure, Blake High School won its first-ever district tournament game.
Eber earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Science and History from UNK. He and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Jolie, and a son, Nicholas. The family resides in Seward.
Contact Coach Eber
- 402-643-7404 (office) • Richard.Eber@cune.edu
John Couch completed his fourth season as assistant coach for the Concordia University baseball team in 2014.
The native of Santa Fe, Texas, graduated from Concordia in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration. Couch was a four-year letter winner as a pitcher on the Bulldog baseball team. He was a team captain from 2008-10.
Couch also spent one year as head coach of the Santa Fe Indians. He led the Indians to an impressive 20-4 record during the 2009-10 season.
Brandon Wood, student assistant
Moore completed his third season as an assistant coach for the Concordia University baseball program in 2014.
The Friend, Neb., native has numerous years of coaching experience in both baseball and softball. He recently served as the head varsity softball coach at Friend High School from 2007 to 2011, compiling a record of 91-44. He guided the Bulldogs to a Nebraska Class C state title in 2009 and then a 2010 district championship and third-place finish at state. He also led Friend to a 2008 district runner-up finish.
In addition, Moore managed the Beaver Crossing Pirates softball club team from 2000 to 2010 and is currently in his first season as head coach of the Seward County Vipers baseball club. He has also worked as an assistant coach at Friend High School for boy’s basketball, football and track and field. He spends his free time coaching youth baseball and softball and umpiring girl’s fast-pitch softball.
Moore graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in communication. Moore played baseball for four years at Nebraska Wesleyan while also competing in football from 1982-83 and as a pole vaulter for the Prairie Wolves for one season.
Moore and his wife Crystal live in Friend, Neb. They have a daughter Macey, 20, and a son Cayden, 12.