Bluejay & Lady Jay Athletics
Bluejay Baseball: Coaching Staff
T. D. Hostikka is entering his 5th season as head men’s baseball coach at Minnesota West. During the 2015-16 season, Minnesota West set a single season record for wins with twenty-five, only to be surpassed in 2016-17 with a 29-17 overall record, 14-2 in the Conference earning his first Southern Division Conference Championship and the Blue Jay’s first Region XIII tournament appearance. Coaching is not new to T. D. as he was hired to rebuild the Nicollet High School baseball program taking them to the section semi-finals two of his five seasons. He has coached summer baseball with Mankato VFW and Worthington VFW, taking Worthington VFW to the state tournament in 2010 and 2015.
Hostikka earned an M.S. in Mental Health-Human Behavior from Capella University and a post-graduate certificate in Contemporary Addiction Studies, and is competing a Master of Divinity - Practical Theology from Regent University in Virginia. His undergraduate degree is from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington in Social Science. He is licensed by the State of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and also holds a National Addictions Counseling License. He is an adjunct instructor at Minnesota West teaching Introduction to Psychology.