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In 1948, Dick Siebert took over as head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The "Chief" would go on to become one of the greatest coaches in college baseball history and helped develop baseball at all levels in Minnesota.
By the time his career had ended in Gold Country, Siebert had become the winningest coach in Gopher history with a 754-361-6 record and a .676 winning percentage. He sent five different teams to the College World Series and he brought home three NCAA titles in 1956, 1960 and 1964. His teams also captured 12 Big Ten titles. Amazingly, he endured only three losing seasons.
Among his many honors and accolades, Siebert was twice named as college baseball's Coach of the Year; is a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame; and was a recipient of the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and given service to the development of college baseball. Siebert also served as the president of the ABCA in 1970.
In 1979, the University of Minnesota Baseball Stadium was officially renamed "Siebert Field," in honor of their great coach and friend.