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Baseball Head Coach: Scott Kelly

KELLYEmail: scott.kelly@email.edcc.edu

Scott Kelly completed his second season as the Edmonds CC head baseball coach in style – by winning the 2014 NWAACC Championship. His Tritons posted a 39-8 overall record, won the North Region regular season title and swept through the North Region Tournament. Edmonds CC then moved on to Longview to play in the league championship tournament. The Tritons ended up winning its eighth NWAACC title there after a 7-6 victory over Bellevue in the championship game.

Edmonds Baseball earned numerous awards in 2014:

In 2013, Kelly led Edmonds to a 27-19 overall record and a second place finish in the North Region with a 15-9 mark. The Tritons won two games at the North Region Tournament before falling in the title game to Bellevue College. Edmonds CC players were recognized at years end. Earning first-team status were outfielder T.C. Florentine, pitcher Kevin Sheets and catcher Kyle Olson. Second-team picks were second baseman Marcus Madden, shortstop Ryan Archibald, outfielder Ryland Longoni and designated hitter Kyle Baumgartner. Gold Glove award selections are catcher Jeff Beckman and outfielder T.C. Florentine. Florentine also won the national two-year Gold Glove.

Kelly, a former NWAACC player, has a decade of coaching experience, including four years as the head coach at Missouri Valley College. He played at Green River CC where his team placed third in the NWAACC Championships in 1996. He earned first team all-league in 1997 before transferring to Missouri Valley College. He was a NAIA All-American pitcher at Missouri Valley College and was drafted in the 25th round by the San Diego Padres in 2001.

In 2005, Kelly was named head coach at Missouri Valley College. The Vikings qualified for the postseason twice during his four seasons at the helm (2005-08), with his teams producing 13 NAIA All-Americans and 15 Academic All-Americans. Additionally, 11 of Kelly's players advanced to the professional ranks.

After moving back to the Northwest, Kelly worked as the pitching coach at Green River CC (2009-10), St. Martin's University (NCAA DII) (2011) and at Kentlake High School (2012). Green River broke school records in ERA and strikeouts in 2010, with three pitchers selected in the MLB Draft. The Saint Martin's staff set new standards in wins and ERA.

Kelly is currently the Vice President of the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Missouri Valley College in 2006. He is married to Selene and resides in Seattle.

Associate Head Coach: Paul Gehring

Paul Gehring was named as Edmonds Community College Baseball Associate Head Coach in the fall of 2014. During his two years with the Triton program, Edmonds CC has posted a 66-27 overall mark, reached the postseason twice and won the 2014 NWAACC Championship.

Gehring has been coaching at various levels for over 13 years is a 10-year member of the American Baseball Coaches Association. He began his coaching career at Central Kitsap High School as an assistant under Head Coach Bill Baxter. Central Kitsap reached the state playoffs in each of the four years Gehring assisted there, finishing as high as fifth.

Two Central Kitsap players: Caleb Brown and Drew Vettleson were selected in the MLB Draft during that four-year stretch. Vettleson, a current player with the Washington Nationals organization, was a first round pick. Six others signed to play for Division I schools and numerous players went on to other collegiate levels.

Gehring also assisted Head Coach Cooper Farris with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League, the best summer collegiate baseball league in the country. Four members of the Wareham team were first round MLB Draft picks (two currently in the majors). With the Gatemen, Gehring worked with pitchers and catchers and had off the field duties including media relations and running Gatemen Camps.

Gehring joined Coach Kelly's staff at Edmonds in the winter of 2012. During his tenure at Edmonds CC, Gehring has worked with the catchers, hitters, base running, strength and speed training, academics, college placement, fundraising, and recruiting.

A graduate of Bremerton High School, Gehring was an Olympic League All-League catcher for the Knights. He played collegiately for two seasons, and earned an Associate's Degree at Centralia College before transferring to York College.

In two years at York College under Head Coach Nick Harlan (now at University of Central Arkansas), Gehring was the starting catcher, catching in over 90% of the games (in two years). During Gehring's junior year York improved their record by double digits. The next year, York set a school record for wins (39) and the pitching staff was ranked nationally in several categories. A .300 hitter at York, Gehring was also known for solid defense. Academically, he was on the dean's list several times in two seasons.

Gehring earned his Bachelor's in Education with a minor in Athletic Training from York in 2006. In 2011 he completed his Master's in Sports Administration and Leadership at Seattle University. Gehring's goals include being a head coach at the NWAC/ Juco level and eventually becoming a head coach at the four-year level. He would also like to complete his doctorate.

Assistant Coaches: Ron Omori, Tim Hiles, Jeff Carlson, Jake Wheeler, Corwin Patis

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