Brett Monaghan was chosen to lead the athletic program at Indian Hills prior to the start of the 2015-16 academic year. And since he took over as AD, Monaghan has been involved in the addition of the sports shooting program, the start-up of the indoor and outdoor track and field program for both men and women, and the revival of the college's cheer and dance squads. He has also overseen renovations to a number of the facilities in the athletic program, most recently dramatic upgrades to the softball field on the Ottumwa campus.
Monaghan came to Indian Hills as an assistant baseball coach prior to the start of the 2012 spring season. After serving in that position for three seasons, Monaghan took a new position as GAP/PACE Coordinator, and then moved into the AD role in August of that year.
Monaghan joined head coach Cam Walker’s baseball staff at Indian Hills after five years as the head coach at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. He was the first coach at Iowa Wesleyan to surpass 100 victories and had a career record of 148-111, the winningest baseball coach in school history. He was named the conference Coach of the Year his final two seasons and his 2011 squad won the regular-season and tournament championships in the league and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament.
Ten of Monaghan’s players at IWC signed professional contracts and 23 earned first-team all-conference honors.
Monaghan’s previous experience also includes stints as an assistant baseball coach at Marshalltown Community College and in the high school ranks, as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds, and he spent time at the Ripken Experience, a youth baseball facility in South Carolina, working closely with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken and his brother Billy.
Monaghan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and earlier this year completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University. He and his wife Sadie have two daughters, Vada and Sylvie, and a son, Gavin.