Lercher is well known for his contributions to the game of softball
in Lincoln. He has coached at Lincoln Junior High School for eight
seasons and was the assistant varsity softball coach at Lincoln
Community High School from 2002 to 2008. He also was the president
of the Lincoln Chill program from 1999 to 2005 and coached within
the program from 1999 to 2006. His experience, background and
knowledge of the game will be a welcome addition to the LC softball
Lercher is a native of Lincoln, where he graduated
from Lincoln Community High School. He attended Lincoln Land
Community College, focusing on business management.
He resides in Athens and is currently working for the Army
He has two children: James Lercher and Desirae Lercher of
Lincoln. Desirae played softball in Lincoln schools and in the
Lincoln Chill program. She holds multiple pitching records at
Lincoln Community High School and also pitched for the Lady Lynx.
Currently, she is studying at ISU-Mennonite School of Nursing as she
works toward becoming a registered nurse.
[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]