Aidan Wojciehowski enters his sixth year with the Loras College baseball program, and 2nd as an assistant coach for Carl Tebon in 2020.
Wojciehowski spent three years in the Northwoods League as both a player and assistant coach for the Lakeshore Chinooks. He played and coached alongside more than 20 players who have gone on to play in the MLB. Wojciehowski is one of five players Duhawks who have played in the Northwoods League in the six year span that he has been with the team.
The Port Washington, Wis. native made 42 appearances for the Duhawks as a player, including 20 in his All-Conference senior season, where he posted a 1.62 ERA, and had 53 strikeouts in 39.0 innings pitched.
Prior to working as the full time assistant for head coach Carl Tebon, Wojciehowski worked in Loras College's Admission Office, primarily serving the state of Wisconsin.
Don Pirkle enters his fifth year as an assistant coach for Carl Tebon on the Loras Baseball staff. Pirkle’s responsibilities include working with the infielders and hitters.
Pirkle is a 2009 graduate of Loras College where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in teacher education and history. While at Loras, Pirkle was a four-year starter and second team All-Conference selection as a senior. Pirkle tied the Loras record for hits in a game with five against Coe College in the Iowa Conference Tournament in 2008.
Pirkle’s coaching experience includes stops at Marist High School in Chicago, Illinois, Wahlert Catholic and Hempstead High School. At Marist, Pirkle served as an assistant coach for both baseball and football.
Currently, Pirkle is an assistant baseball coach and assistant football coach at Hempstead.
A native of Frankfort, Ill., Pirkle now resides in Dubuque and works at Hempstead High School as a Special Education Teacher.
• Appeared in one game for the Duhawks
• Appeared in 5 games
• Posted a 5.62 ERA over 8.0 innings pitched
• Finished the season with 6 strikeouts
• Graduate of Bartlett High School
• Two-year baseball player for Coach Pemberton in the Upstate Eight Conference
• All-Conference and All-Area in 2016
• Michael Erling Prang
• Son of Steve and Lori
• Brother of Allison and Samantha
• Majoring Sport Management
• Minoring in Media Studies
Strength and Conditioning Coach
The collegiate athletic season at Loras College lasts, on average, four months, but for the dedicated Duhawk athletes, the strength and conditioning program continues year-round. To be a contender in the highly competitive Iowa Conference, the Duhawks voluntarily train during the off-season with a comprehensive strength and conditioning program designed to help improve athletic performance and reduce injury. Each athlete is closely monitored by Director of Strength & Conditioning, Josh Edwards. Edwards designs personalized workouts for each student-athlete based on the physical demands of the position they play.
A native of Pella, Iowa, Edwards attended Central College and received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and health promotion in 2003. While at Central, he was a four-year member of the football team, earning the Kuyper Award during the 2002 season for his outstanding contributions to the team. He also served three years as an intern in the strength and conditioning department. After graduation, he worked one year as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Edwards attended Winona State University in Winona, Minn. and completed his master’s degree in educational leadership. While at Winona State, he worked as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years. After finishing his schooling, Edwards stayed at Winona State, changing roles to director of football strength & conditioning and defensive line coach.
Edwards was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He was in charge of the men’s and women’s golf and tennis programs, and assisted with the football program.
Edwards has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2001 and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is certified in basic first aid, CPR, and is an ARC Professional Rescuer.
Presently, Edwards is in his 10th year as director of strength and conditioning for the Duhawks.
Josh resides in Dubuque with his wife, Tristen, and their sons, Jackson and Colton.