Coaching staff


Head Coach | North Sound Emeralds

Bellevue Native Greg Goetz is New Emeralds Skipper

Greg Goetz is the new North Sound Emeralds skipper. Goetz, who is from Bellevue, Wash. originally, is back in the Northwest serving as Director of Baseball Operations for Seattle University.

CJ Baker


C.J. Baker is an assistant coach with the North Sound Emeralds. Baker is currently a graduate assistant at Seattle University. He completed his bachelor's degree from Simpson University. Baker will man the third base box and work with the Emeralds offense this summer. In the fall he will begin his first season as an assistant coach at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Penn.


Scott Kelly

Owner | North Sound Emeralds

Scott Kelly is a co-founder and Vice President of the NWCBL. He is also the owner of the North Sound Emeralds. Kelly has taken the lead on building relationships to help establish jobs for the players in the league. He is currently the head coach at Edmonds Community College. In his second year, and first full year as head coach, Kelly won the NWAC North, the Northern Region tournament, and the NWAC title at Edmonds in 2014. The Tritons are were back-to-back Northern Region champions in 2014 & 2015. He has been an assistant coach or pitching coach at Green River (NWAC), Saint Martin's University (NCAA D-II), Kentlake High School, and for the Kelowna Falcons (WCL). His pitching staffs set school records at Green River and Saint Martin's. 

He also has former collegiate head coaching experience at Missouri Valley College (NAIA) and semi-pro coaching experience. 

Kelly begins his second summer as head coach of Taylor Baseball Club in the summer of 2016. 


Spencer Stark

G.M. | North Sound Emeralds

Spencer Stark will serve as the General Manager for the North Sound Emeralds in 2016. He has over a decade of coaching experience and is familiar with semi-pro ball and summer baseball administration. Stark is currently the Associate Athletic Director at Edmonds Community College. He is a co-founder of the NWCBL and is the league's President.

Bryan Dalton


Bryan served as the assistant coach for the Pilchuck Pioneers in 2014.

Originally from Vancouver, Wash., Dalton attended Columbia River High School before playing college ball at Columbia Basin College. He transferred to Seattle University where he finished his career in 2012. Dalton was a right-handed pitcher used as a starter before transitioning to be a closer his senior year. In 2013 he was an assistant coach at Battleground High School and was the head coach of Showtime 18U in Vancouver. 



Twining grew up in Shoreline, Wash. and attended Seattle Prep High School. After graduation, Twining played at Santa Clara University and was used both as a starter and a reliever out of the bullpen. As a senior, Twining assumed the closer role and led the team in appearances, wins, and ERA. Last year he moved back to the area to pursue his MBA at Seattle University. This spring he finished his second year as an assistant coach at Seattle Prep. 

Ron Omori

Elliot bay pilots | HEAD COACH

Ron Omori has multifaceted experience in college and professional athletics. He begins his 18th year as an assistant coach with the Edmonds CC baseball program. Since arriving in 1998, Ron has been a part of 5 NWAC Championships, and 10 North Region titles, including the 2014 NWAC Championship. He has helped a slew of players move on to play four-year and professional baseball. In the fall of 2014 he was the first individual inducted into the Triton Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Omori played 7 years of pro ball as an infielder with the Hiroshima Carp of Japan's Central League. He still takes annual baseball trips to Japan. From 1973-2008 he served as an international basketball official -- from which the pinnacle may have been working the gold medal national championship game in 1980. You would have also found Omori on basketball courts across the west coast. He officiated games in the Pac-10, WAC, West Coast Conference, Big Sky, and Big West for many years during that same time period.

Ron was also an outstanding men's fastpitch player. He has been involved with summer ball in Western Washington for many years. Omori led the Elliott Bay Pilots to the inaugural NWCBL Championship in 2014 and will guide the Pilots again in 2016.

jeff carlson


Jeff Carlson enters his fourth year as an assistant coach with Edmonds CC for the 2016 season. He won an NWAC title with the Tritons in 2014. Carlson is works with outfielders and assisted the Snohomish County Helmsmen in the summer of 2014 for the NWCBL.

Carlson is a Snohomish County product and played at Olympic College, Everett Community College and Eastern Oregon University. Carlson was an assistant coach at Mariner High School for three seasons and assisted with the Seattle Stars 16U baseball team for two summers. He will return to help Elliott Bay for his second summer in 2016.


kyle baskett


Kyle Baskett will coach the Rainier Snowcaps in 2016. Baskett served as the head man for the South Sound Sox in 2015. Baskett is a former assistant coach at Saint Martin's University, and also has previous summer collegiate coaching experience.

Baskett played at Green River CC, Sacramento State University, and finished his career at Saint Martin's University as an outfielder.


Jake shadle


Jake Shadle assisted Kyle Baskett in 2015 with the South Sound Sox and will continue to develop pitchers with the Rainier Snowcaps in 2016. Shadle was drafted twice -- in the 36th round from Graham-Kapowsin High School in 2008 by the San Diego Padres, and in the 44th round out of Green River CC in 2010 by the San Francisco Giants. 

He signed with the Giants and played professionally for four years, finishing with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League. 



J.T. Heaton played his college ball at Missouri Valley College and was an All-American pitcher (closer) there. He will be a coach with the Rainier Snowcaps in 2016.

Bryan marquez


Bryan Marquez joins the NWCBL for his first summer as a coach with the Rainier Snowcaps. Marquez will work with the 'Caps infielders and hitters.




Rich Heaton will assist the Rainier Snowcaps in 2016. Rich formerly coached at Green River CC, has head coaching experience coaching in summer collegiate leagues, and is known as a respected hitting coach.


joe TOwnsend

eastside eagles | HEAD COACH

Joe Townsend has been named the new head coach of the Eastside Eagles. Townsend was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and played at South Shore High School. Townsend went on to play at Long Island University. As an active duty member of the US Army he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. which brought him to the Northwest where he has lived ever since. He has now coached baseball the past 12 years in the area which includes select baseball, high school, and the Seattle Mariners' RBI program. Townsend is currently the head varsity baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way. Last summer he served as the hitting coach for the Highline Bears of the Pacific International League (PIL). He is the father of a beautiful 17-year old, Mohagani Townsend. 




A native of southern New Jersey, Steve Kolwicz played high school baseball for Willingboro High School and college baseball at Rutgers University-Camden. After graduating, Kolwicz continued to play in several amateur men's leagues and was a player-manager for the Willingboro franchise for 6 years in the Rancocas Valley League (RVC), a semi-professional league in Burlington County, NJ. Kolwicz also served a short stint as a player-coach for the Brighton Black Sox in the Yawkey League. In 2009 he relocated to Seattle to work as a researcher at the University of Washington. He continues to play in the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League (PSSBL). In 2015 he became the assistant varsity coach at Thomas Jefferson High School.