North Platte Softball is a “1 Pitch Warrior Program”.
Coach Justin Dehmer developed the "1 Pitch Warrior" System for baseball after an 88 game winning streak, leading his team through back to back to back championship titles. The system includes practice plans, drills, mental toughness training, team unity training, and more. Being a 1 Pitch Warrior is about much more than winning on the baseball and softball field, it is about winning the day, making the most out opportunities that come your way good or bad. It’s about learning how to respond to adversity and handle anything that baseball/softball or life has to throw at you.
The 1 Pitch Warrior Mentality is for anyone who wants to attack life and live in the moment. Remember that the past is history, the future is a mystery; we call it the “present” because it is a gift. Here’s to unwrapping the moments in life that you desire but have yet to experience. Good luck on your journey as a 1 Pitch Warrior!
MASTER THE MENTAL GAME OF BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
PLAY YOUR BEST WHEN IT MATTERS MOST AS A … 1 PITCH WARRIOR!
|NPHS Softball Coaching Staff|
Jeff Barner started coaching softball at North Platte High School in 2014, as an assistant coach. After 2 years as an assistant, Coach Barner took over the head coaching duties. Prior to this, he coached several teams in youth sports in North Platte, including softball, baseball, volleyball, football, basketball, and soccer teams.
Coach Sterup has served as the NPHS varsity assistant coach since 2016. He has also coached for the North Platte Legion Baseball program since 2009 as the Juniors head coach and in 2016 became the Seniors co-head coach. In 2015, his Junior Legion baseball team took runner-up in the Class A State Tournament.
My name is Tiffany LeTourneau. I have lived in North Platte since 2002. I am originally from Temecula, Calif. I am married and have 3 children. I teach 4th grade at Buffalo Elementary School. I played fast-pitch softball for 13 years at a highly competitive level. I was a 4-year varsity starter on my high school team where we finished as state runners-up my junior year. My senior year, my club team finished runner-up at the ASA 18U Gold National Championships. I earned a full-ride scholarship to play softball at Utah State. I have played every position on the field and was a switch hitter, who specialized in slapping.
My name is Laura Poe. I was born and raised right here in North Platte. I attended McDonald Elementary School, Adams Middle School, and North Platte High School, graduating in 1999. I received an Associate’s Degree from Mid-Plains Community College in 2001. I also attended Boise State University and Chadron State College for my Bachelor’s Degree, graduating in 2004. I was able to student teach here in North Platte at Washington Elementary and Lincoln Elementary Schools. I then continued on with my Master’s Degree from Doane College in 2013. I started my teaching career in 2005 as a teacher for Head Start in North Platte. I taught there for three years before moving to Nampa, Idaho. We lived there a short time, and I was already back subbing for North Platte Public Schools during part of the 2008-2009 school year. I was then hired by North Platte Public Schools as a 6th grade teacher at Lake Maloney School. That was the last year that Lake Maloney School still went through 6th grade, and I then transferred to Eisenhower Elementary School where I taught 4th grade for two years. I then moved up to 5th grade where I am currently teaching. In 2017 I joined the North Platte High School softball coaching staff. I was married in August of 2003 to Russ Poe. We have lived in North Platte our entire marriage other than about a half a year span in 2008 when we lived in Nampa, Idaho. Russ was hired onto the North Platte Police Department in 2002 as an officer. He currently still works there as an Investigator. We welcomed our beautiful daughter, Rylee, in April of 2016. Seeing the kids change and grow over the years will never get old.