Jeff Diekmann, Lee’s Summit North High School teacher and head baseball coach, was inducted into the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Jan. 19 at a banquet in Jefferson City.
The state coaches association includes approximately 400 members. Three members were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, and Diekmann was the only inductee from the metropolitan Kansas City area. The Hall of Fame induction is the highest honor presented to coaches by the state organization.
Hall of Fame inductees are selected by members of the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Diekmann has served as LSNHS head baseball coach since 1996. He was the head baseball coach at Lee’s Summit High School from 1986 through 1995 and the assistant baseball coach at LSHS from 1983 through 1985. He has worked for the R-7 School District since 1982.
His career coaching record (1986 through 2012) is 383 wins and 270 losses, and he is a four-time Conference Coach of the Year. Mr. Diekmann is a graduate of Lee’s Summit High School, playing baseball at the University of Kansas for three years. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri.