The Lewis-Clark State College athletic department dedicated Ed Cheff Stadium this past April, honoring the most successful coach in NAIA baseball history.
Cheff guided the Warriors to 16 national titles, more than 1,700 wins and a .799 winning percentage during his tenure from 1977-2010. LCSC won at least 40 games for 30 straight seasons, appeared in 11 straight NAIA World Series championship games (winning eight), and churned out 114 MLB Draft Picks in that span.
Cheff has been inducted into the ABCA, NAIA and LCSC Athletic Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the 2009 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award.
Among the stadium’s amenities are new grandstands and seats, a 24’ x 32’ videoboard, a vendor area and a display for LCSC baseball. The name of the playing surface (Harris Field) will remain.
The annual Avista NAIA World Series has been held at LCSC 26 times, with the current contract keeping it there through 2021.
“It is only fitting that whenever there is an activity at Harris Field that people are reminded of the impact Ed Cheff had on LC State Baseball, the Lewiston–Clarkston Valley and NAIA Baseball.”
Gary Picone, Director of Athletics[photos courtesy LC State Athletics]