position Director of Player Development/Leadership
Mike Bahun comes to Columbus after completing his second stint on the Creighton coaching staff. He was the director of player development in 2020 and 2021 after serving as a volunteer assistant in 2004 during head coach Ed Servais’ first season at the helm. Bahun’s is a coaching veteran at both the collegiate and high school ranks.
Bahun was highly successful as an athlete, claiming a Third Team NJCAA All-American nod and was named the Mid-West Regional Player of the Year at Iowa Western in 1995. He then went to Iowa State and earned Second Team All-Big 8 honors while being the Cyclones offensive player of the year as a junior in 1996.
Inducted into the Omaha Public Schools Hall of Fame in the fall of 2019, Bahun was a three-sport athlete at Bryan high school. With the Bears, Bahun was a Converse High School All-American, a National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District selection and collected All-Nebraska honors. On the diamond he led the state in batting average. Also competing in wrestling and football, Bahun earned a combined 11 letters. A metro wrestling and district champion who broke the Nebraska state record for takedowns, Bahun turned down a wrestling offer from Clemson to pursue his baseball aspirations.
Bahun earned a bachelor’s in exercise science degree from Bellevue University in 1997 and then earned his master’s in business in 1999.