Dodge City Community College has hired an assistant for baseball coach Phil Stephenson.

The Conquistadors announced recently that Eli Egger takes over the lone assistant position for the program from former assistant Cruz Sedillo.

Egger comes to Dodge City from Emporia State University, where he was an assistant for the last three seasons, and most recently was the pitching coach at Emporia, according to a release from Dodge City Community College.

"I am fired up to be a part of the Conquistador baseball program," Egger said, according to the release. "There are many people that I want to thank that have made this possible. I'd like to thank head coach Phil Stephenson, athletic director Jacob Ripple, and president Dr. Harold Nolte for the opportunity.

"I can't wait to help coach Stephenson in developing future Conquistadors both on and off the field."

Egger takes over a similar position at Dodge City, primarily working with the pitching staff but also "assistant with the program as a whole," the release said.

In 2019, the Conqs went 26-28 overall and 8-24 in the KJCCC West, finishing last in the division and missing out on qualifying for the postseason region tournament.

The Conqs’ pitching staff struggled in 2019, posting a 7.88 ERA in conference play, the third-worst in the conference. At Emporia, Egger helped the pitching staff post a 4.61 ERA in 2019, the fifth-best mark in the MIAA, according to the Dodge City release.

Egger also has previously coached at his alma mater, Bendictine College, for one season, and he played for two years at Kansas City Kansas Community College before transferring to Benedictine.