Bluejay & Lady Jay Athletics

Bluejay Baseball:  Coaching Staff

tdTD Hostikka
Head Coach

T. D. Hostikka is entering his 2nd season as the head baseball coach at Minnesota West. However, he is not new to baseball or even baseball in Southwest Minnesota. He previously served as the head coach at Nicollet High School and the Mankato and Worthington VFW Baseball programs. T. D. has an undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Social Science and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy.  He is a counselor for New Beginnings at Worthington.


linderJeff Linder

Assistant Coach

Coach Linder is entering 11th season as part of Bluejay baseball coaching staff. This year, Coach Linder will be the assistant coach to the Bluejay Baseball Team. Prior to being the assistant coach, Linder was the head coach for five years and has previously filled the assistant position for four years. Jeff is a graduate of Worthington High School and Worthington Community College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Bemidji State University, and Master's of Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy. While in high school, he was an All-Southwest Conference pick in football and was voted Most Valuable lineman by his teammates.