Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Derrion Hardie

Derrion Hardie

Derrion Hardie

Head Baseball Coach




Derrion Hardie is the Head Baseball Coach for Dakota State. Hardie is a native of Aberdeen, SD and attended school at the University of Sioux Falls (USF). Prior coming to Dakota State, Derrion was the head baseball coach at Ecclesia College in Arkansas, where he was hired to lead the development of the baseball program that began play in 2013. He pioneered the Royals to six consecutive winning seasons and post-season berths. He successfully executed a five-year vision plan to qualify for the World Series. Derrion has spent 10 years as a highly successful high school head baseball coach in Minnesota and South Dakota. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.


Office Location: Fieldhouse
Phone: (605) 256-5229