Dwight Kotila begins his 8th year as Head Baseball Coach at Century College, and 21st season overall as a head college coach (645-230 .737). Coach Kotila was hired at Century College to help oversee the return of athletics after a 25 year absence. Century College added baseball to its Intercollegiate sports program in the spring of 2011. In just 7 years the baseball program has become one of the top NJCAA programs in the nation as they have qualified for 3 straight NJCAA III World Series and 4 in the past 5 years, including a National Runner Up finish in 2013, a 4th Place Finnish in 2017 and 2015, and a 5th Place finish in 2016. The program has also had 2 players drafted in the last 4 years (Ryan Schlosser – 2016 Atlanta Braves; Jared Dettmann - 2013 Atlanta Braves).
In Coach Kotila’s previous 20 seasons as a head coach, he has coached 3 different NJCAA baseball programs to 11 appearances at the NJCAA III World Series (Century – 2017; 2016; 2015; 2013 National Runner-Up; Ridgewater - 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005 National Runner-Up; 2003; 2002; Riverland CC - 1998). Coach Kotila's teams have won 11 Region XIII championships, and he has been named NJCAA Region XIII and District E Coach of the Year 11 times. He has had 5 former players drafted, and has had over 275 players move on to four-year colleges ranging from NCAA Div. I, II, and NAIA.
In addition to his duties at Century College, Coach Kotila serves on the ABCA Executive Baseball Committee at the NJCAA level, and has been the Head Baseball Coach for USA Athletes International for 10 summers. As the Head Baseball Coach for USA Athletes International, he has helped guide the USA Athletes team to 1st place finishes at Great Barrier Reef Tournament and the Australian Baseball Classic played in Cairns and Gold Coast, Australia. He also coached the USA Athletes baseball team to 1st and 2nd place finishes at the Rouen Open in Rouen, France, and 1st place finishes in Holland and Aruba.
Coach Kotila is the Director of Athletics at Century College and also teaches in the Physical Education/Health/Sport Management Department. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Education, and Masters of Science Degree (M.S.) in Physical Education and Sport Science, from St Cloud State University.