Remove that “interim” from the title because Chris Coste is officially the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks fourth full time manager in franchise history. The announcement comes just before the RedHawks kick off their 25th season of baseball.
Coste has been on the coaching staff since 2018 as the hitting and bench coach before being named interim manager before the start of the shortened 2020 season. In the 60 game season he led the RedHawks to a 28-32 record. After officially being named the new full time manager Coste said, “I can’t fully put into words how blessed I feel with the opportunity to lead this team and continue to be a RedHawk”. He also added, “This organization has done amazing things for me and I look forward to paying it back with years of success on and off the field”.
Coste played high school baseball at Fargo South, then played three seasons at Concordia College in Moorhead. Following college he went to play four seasons with the RedHawks from 1996-1999. Throughout his RedHawks career Coste hit 44 home runs with 429 hits. He also racked up 221 RBI’s and had a .322 batting average.
In 2000 he signed a deal to play in the Cleveland Indians organization and in 2006 he made it to the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2008, Coste won the World Series with the Phillies becoming the first player from the MIAC to accomplish the feat. Coste finished his MLB career with 299 appearances and a .272 batting average. He played in the Houston Astros, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals organizations.
Coste was named head coach at Concordia College in 2014. He will remain the Cobbers head coach along with managing the RedHawks.