at Bob Tereshinski Stadium
In October 2014, Mount Marty College and the Yankton Baseball Association began work on seeking approval and funding for the Riverside Baseball Turf Project. The Lancers baseball team plays all of their home games at the newly renovated stadium but the need for permanent turf is the final piece of the puzzle.
In honor and recognition of his long-term commitment to Mount Marty College and his successful years as the Lancers' Head Baseball Coach, it was decided to name the new field "Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium."
Although the work for the project is finished, donations are still being sought after. To learn more about this project and how you can get involved, contact Barb Rezac, Chief Advancement Officer, at (605) 668-1292 or [email protected].
"Bob Tereshinski was and is one of the greatest influences that I have had in my life. His love for the game and his players combined with his passion to win made it an awesome experience to play for him. The tradition and standards that Coach T set for the baseball program at Mount Marty are remarkable. The project of renaming the field and turfing the infield is an awesome way to honor Coach T and the great tradition that has been
established. This project also creates a better tomorrow for the future of Mount Marty
and Yankton baseball at the newly renamed Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium."
- Andrew Bernatow '99, MMC Head Baseball Coach
In the early 1980's, Tereshinski coached the Yankton Post 12 American Legion baseball team to two consecutive state appearances. He was also President of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce, President of the Yankton Sertoma Club and an active member of the Yankton Library Board, all while managing KQHU radio.
He then returned to coaching on a collegiate level when he began recruiting and coaching in 1988 for the new Mount Marty College Baseball program. He lead the Lancers to four NAIA regional appearances, five SDIC regular season and tournament championships, (producing twelve NAIA Academic All Americans and three NAIA All Americans) and three SDIC Coach of the Year awards, culminating to the 1995 South Dakota Sports Writers Association's Coach of the Year selection.
In 1999, the Mount Marty College Lancers baseball team was chosen as South Dakota Sports Writers Association's College and University "Team of the Year." Bob completed his eleven year baseball coaching career on the College and Legion levels with over 400 wins. Bob has the most wins in athletic history of Mount Marty College with 332 victories. In 2004 he was inducted into the Yankton College athletic Hall of Fame and in 2007, the Mount Marty College athletic Hall of Fame.