A former player and coach at NCAA Div. I powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, Joe Turgeon was named head coach in July of 2015 after serving seven seasons as the top assistant coach for the Concordia Eagles.
In 2017, he led the Eagles to 22 wins with three All-PacWest selections. Ryan Land was named CoSIDA Academic All-Region and received the Concordia Athletics Academic Achievement Award. The previous year, the team won 21 games in the PacWest and also had three All-PacWest selections.
After playing five years (including one as a redshirt) as an outfielder for the Titans, who captured the NCAA national championship title in 2004, Turgeon spent the 2007 and 2008 campaigns as an assistant for head coaches George Horton and Dave Serrano. Turgeon also spent the summer of 2007 as a pitching coach for the Texas Collegiate League’s Duncanville Deputies.
He graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2006 with his bachelor’s in kinesiology. He completed his Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia in the summer of 2013.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Matthew Fahey starts his eighth season at Concordia as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.Fahey works with the outfielders and assists with the offense alongside head coach Joe Turgeon. He serves as the third base coach and coordinates the defensive positioning and alignment, and has tutored 11 gold glove winners.
During his five years (including one as a red shirt) as an outfielder for the NCAA Div. I powerhouse Cal State Fullerton, Fahey made three trips to Omaha, Neb. (2006-07 and 2009) to play in the NCAA College World Series.Fahey spent his first three years playing under head coach George Horton (Oregon) and current Cal State Fullerton head coach Rick Vanderhook before playing his final two seasons beneath Dave Serrano, the current head coach at University of Tennessee, a coaching trio that saw each earned National Coach of the Year honors by Baseball America.
Fahey graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 with his bachelor’s in kinesiology and earned his teaching credential from Fullerton in the spring of 2010.Fahey earned his Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia in the spring of 2012.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting & Camp Coordinator
An alumni of Concordia University, Ryan Day returned to the school where he spent two years as a player to coach in 2013. He was a member of the baseball program’s first ever NAIA National Championship in 2011 and was a coach when they returned to Lewiston in 2015. Day is entering his sixtrh season as the pitching coach for Concordia. Two of his pitchers were All-PacWest selections in 2016 and one was selected in 2017.
He is fourth in the Concordia career rankings with eight saves and third in season rankings with all eight of those saves coming in 2011. He struck out 35 batters in 30.1 innings pitched, and hit .300 in 20 career at-bats, all coming in 2010. He had three strikeouts on two separate occasions out of the bullpen in 2011. Day accomplished that feat against Point Loma Nazarene on 3/12/11 and Westmont on 4/6/11. Day earned a save against Oklahoma Baptist on 5/30/11 with a perfect two-thirds of an inning in the NAIA World Series.
In his first year at Concordia, he split time between outfield and pitching before making the full transition to the back end of the bullpen in 2011. Prior to his time at Concordia, he spent two years at Fullerton College as a catcher and outfielder.In 2012, Day was the varsity pitching coach at Tustin High School under head coach Joe Secoda, where the team advanced to the second round of the CIF playoffs. Day currently is the Director of the Eagle Baseball Club out of Concordia University. He has spent the last two summers coaching the Mankato Moondogs in the Northwoods League, as a pitching coach & field manager.Day graduated from Concordia University in 2011 with a bachelor’s in communications. In 2014, he received his Master’s in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia University.