Bellevue College, Head Baseball Coach
Mark Yoshino has been a fixture at Bellevue College for 21 years, the last 16 as the head coach. Yoshino has moved on countless players to four-year schools and MLB organizations, set the school record for wins in a season, and has led the program to NWAACC Championship wins in 2007, 2009, and 2011. He is also currently the Assistant Athletic Director and Men's Commissioner at Bellevue College. Yoshino serves as the NWAC representative for the Pacific Association Division for the American Baseball Coaches' Association.
University of Washington, Assistant Baseball Coach
Tanner Swanson enters his fourth year as an Assistant Coach at the University of Washington in 2016. Swanson works with the Dawgs catchers, and assists with hitters, base-running, and bunting. He also leads the UW Baseball Camps for the program. Before he was promoted to volunteer assistant in 2012 he was the team's Director of Baseball Operations. Swanson served as the head coach at Green River CC in 2011, and was an assistant at Central Washington University in 2010. In 2009 he was on staff with Levi Lacey at Everett CC, and in 2008 he was a teacher and coach at Sultan High School. Swanson coached with the Moses Lake Pirates of the WCL and formerly played for the Seattle Studs. He served as head coach of Taylor Baseball in 2013 & 2014.
Everett Community College, Head Baseball Coach
Levi Lacey led Everett CC to the 2013 NWAACC Championship. Lacey has been the head coach at Everett since the inception of program in 2002. The Trojans won North Division titles in 2005 and 2013. In his time at Everett Lacey has had numerous players move on to four-year schools and through the professional ranks. Lacey is a part-time faculty member at Everett CC and is the founder of Laces Baseball Academy.
Bellingham Bells, Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Jim Clem is currently the Pitching Coach for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League. The summer of 2016 marks his sixth year with the team. The Bells took the 2014 West Coast League title. Clem retired from Burlington-Edison High School where he spent 25 years in the classroom, and was the school's longtime Athletic Director and head baseball coach. He amassed nearly 500 wins as the baseball coach, ranking in the top 10 all-time in Washington State history. Under Clem Burlington-Edison's athletic programs were highly successful and built around integrity. Clem is inducted in three Hall of Fames: the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association, Washington State American Legion Baseball, and Burlington-Edison High School Athletic HOF.
Edmonds Community College, Head Baseball Coach (retired)
Fred Shull is the former head baseball coach at Edmonds CC. He won an NWAACC Championship in 1980 and is the longest tenured coach in the program's history. Shull is responsible for building and developing the first Triton Field and is still active in amateur baseball. He now resides in Eastern Washington.
He is a member of the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (inducted in 1990) and was inducted into the Edmonds CC Triton Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. He currenlty serves on the Triton Baseball Hall of Fame Committee. Coach Shull was the head coach of the Seattle Studs from 1976-1979.
University of Northern Colorado, Assistant Baseball Coach
Kainoa Correa will begin his second season as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado. He has connections to the NWCBL, serving as assistant coach of the Rainier Snowcaps in 2014, and head coach of the North Sound Emeralds in 2015. Correa works with infielders at UNC, coaches first base and is the camp director as well as director of on-campus recruitment.
In 2015, Correa helped guide the Bears to their first WAC tourney appearance in 11 years. Prior to joining UNC Correa was the Head Assistant at the University of Puget Sound for three seasons. He joined the Loggers staff after a four-year playing career there.
Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Correa has a long family lineage of Hawaiian baseball coaches. He previously served as head coach of Boys of Summer 18U and has been a guest speaker/instructor at many camps nationwide such as: Under Armor Top 96, Trosky Baseball Camps, ABD, ABC, Base by Pros, Stanford University, and the University of Washington baseball camps.