Bluejay & Lady Jay Athletics

Lady Jay Softball:  Coaching Staff

linderJeff Linder
Head Coach

Jeff Linder returns as the Head Softball coach at Minnesota West. Coach Linder was a part of restarting the softball program at Minnesota West as its head coach in 2000; he remained in that position till the 2004 season. He is excited about coming back to the softball program as the Head Coach. In 2006 as Head Baseball Coach, his team participated in the State Baseball tournament.

Coach Linder earned his A. A. degree from Worthington Community College, B. S. degree in Physical Education from Bemidji State University, and Master of Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy. Coach Linder has been part of the Minnesota West athletic department for more than 25 years.


bassettSteve Bassett
Assistant Coach

Steve Bassett is in his 16th year as the Assistant Lady Jay Softball Coach. He is in charge of pitchers and catchers at Minnesota West. Coach Basset is a graduate of Worthington High School, attended Worthington Community College, and served in the Armed Forces. He has coached 11-14 year-old baseball and women's slow pitch for ten years. In additon, he has been a Minnesota and Iowa baseball and softball umpire for the last 18 years.