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Seth Dawson Named Commissioner of NWCBL

October 1, 2015

LYNNWOOD – For the first time the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League will have an acting commissioner oversee its operations. Seth Dawson, who has served in similar capacities in the past, has officially assumed the duties as the commissioner of the NWCBL.

Dawson will enforce the rules, work with the umpires for quality control, and act as a liaison between the players, coaches, parents, and fans of the NWCBL. Dawson will be in charge of outreach to promote the league to college coaches across the country – many of whom have players from the state of Washington.

Seth is well-versed in many off-field functions as it relates to in-game operations. From 1998-2015 he was the Director of Operations for the Everett Merchants of the semi-professional Pacific International League (PIL). He filled the same role for the Everett Community College baseball program from 2004-14 and is a former commissioner of the PIL.

Numerous players have solicited the help of Dawson to match their academic goals and athletic abilities in securing a scholarship in college. He volunteered as a draft adviser for several players who are now playing professional ball.

“When we started this league, Scott (Kelly) and I said we were going to do this for two years and see where we were at," NWCBL president Spencer Stark said. "Last summer it became obvious to us that we needed a commissioner. Seth is going to be a great fit for us because of his values and experience."

In addition to his duties as commissioner, Dawson will also be the Director of Player Advancement – another role that suits him well. For players who are interested and at a minimal cost, Seth will produce recruiting reports and contact four-year coaches for players who are looking to transfer. He will also play a large role in the registration process and information handout for college coaches at the NWCBL Showcase in July. For the past two years the NWCBL has partnered with GSL Tournaments to offer a free showcase to all players in the league.

“Seth is one of those people who is deeply passionate about the game of baseball and helping players continue on in the game," Stark said. "You will see the impact of his hiring for us next summer.”

Dawson Place, Snohomish County’s Child Advocacy Center, bears Seth’s name for his work as the former Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney.


The Northwest Collegiate Baseball League is a developmental wood-bat summer league located in the Puget Sound and was created to help college baseball players in the Northwest improve their game. Player fees are affordable and the schedule takes into consideration player travel times. We understand the needs of our players who may need to take classes or work, and are here to support what’s best for each individual. The summer of 2016 marks the third year of operations. The NWCBL also owns a semi-professional team, the North Sound Emeralds.

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