Originally from Mandan, North Dakota, Tracy Geffre moved to Iowa in the fall of 1999 after being recruited to play for the Des Moines Area Community College Bears. At DMACC, he played 1st base and tallied a career batting average of .411 with 25 homeruns, and 75 RBIs. Following two seasons with DMACC, Geffre transferred to Southern Arkansas University and continued his college baseball career with two offensively-charged seasons for the Muleriders.
In his first season, Geffre exploded onto the scene with a .444 (83-for-187) batting average, which was bolstered by 17 doubles, four triples, 14 homeruns, 51 RBIs, and a slugging percentage of .802. That year, Geffre earned All-Gulf South Conference and Rawlings/ABCA All-Region Second-Team honors.
In 2003, as a Senior, Geffre played 1st/3rd base in the field and became SAU's first NCAA All-America First-Team selection as he was lauded by Rawlings/ABCA at the Designated Hitter position. He also earned accolades as a First-Team All-Region selection by Rawlings/ABCA, Gulf South Conference First Team (Designated Hitter) and Player of the Year in the GSC West Division.
Statistically that year, Geffre provided a potent bat in the Mulerider lineup as he hit .385 (72-for-187) with 16 doubles, 18 homeruns, 50 RBIs, with a slugging percentage of .759. His 18 homeruns at the time were the second-most hit in a single season at SAU.
For his career, Geffre hit .414 (155-for-374) with 33 doubles, 32 homeruns, 101 RBIs, with a slugging percentage of .781. Geffre's career mark on SAU and the Gulf South Conference was further honored after being named to the GSC West Division All-Decade (2000s) First-Team, Designated Hitter. Currently, Geffre continues to rank near the top of the all-time list at SAU in batting average, slugging percentage, and homeruns.
After his college career Geffre signed a professional baseball contract, playing one season with The Springfield/Ozark Mountain Ducks before permanently settling in Central Iowa. Recently Geffre was inducted into the Mandan Post 40 Hall of Fame and the Southern Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
Along with experience and a deep respect and appreciation for the game, Geffre brings valuable expertise in the fundamental skills of baseball and is excited to share this knowledge through the T & G 5 Tool program.
Kirt Till comes to Ames from Houma, LA where he was a star baseball player at Vanbebilt Catholic High School and for the local American Legion team Coastal Insurance in which he was a part of the 1997 state championship team.
After graduating high school in 1999 he moved to Boone, IA to play at DMACC. While at DMACC Till was a starter for two years at 3rd base and helped lead the Bears to a second place finish at the NJCAA Conference Tournament.
Till then went on to play at the University of Sioux Falls where in his Senior year he was voted unanimously GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) All-Conference 3rd base.
After his senior year at USF he was assistant coach during the 2004 season. He is married to Boone native Lane Till and have 2 boys, Logan and Cole.