Baseball Head Coach: Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly completed his third season as the Edmonds CC head baseball coach in 2015. During his three years, Kelly’s squads have won 100 games (100-39), claimed two North Region titles and won the 2014 NWAC Championship. Dozens of Edmonds CC baseball players have earned NWAC accolades and Kelly has been selected as the NWAC North Coach of the Year twice (2014 and 2015) and was the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2014.
In 2015, the Tritons had another superb season under Coach Kelly, winning the NWAC North Regular Season title and finishing third at the NWAC Tournament. The team tallied a 32-12 overall mark and went 18-6 against North opponents. The Tritons took in multiple awards including Kelly who was selected as North Coach of the Year for the second time. David Garza was tabbed as the North MVP.
Other 2015 Highlights:
- NWAC North 1st team All-Stars: Conor Plaisance, Alex Kisena, Tanner Wessling and Steven Weber and David Garza.
- North 2nd team: Ryland Kerr, Spencer Greene, Chandler Arends and Brian Way
- NWAC North Gold Glove; Ryland Kerr (2nd) and Jamie Umbinetti (3d)
- NWAC Gold Glove: Ryland Kerr (Second Base)
- NWAC All-Tournament Team: Jamie Umbinetti
- All NWAC baseball first team: David Garza, and Alec Kisena
- All NWAC Baseball 2nd Team: Conor Plaisance and Steven Weber
- Alec Kisena was drafted by the Tigers in the MLB Draft (16th Round)
Kelly’s Tritons finished the 2014 season in style – by winning the NWAACC Championship. Edmonds posted a 39-8 overall record, won the North Region regular season title and swept through the North Region Tournament. EdCC 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.
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.
Kelly, a former NWAC 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 NWAC 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 but has been with the team since 2013. During his three years with the Triton program, Edmonds CC has posted a 100-39 overall mark, reached the postseason three times and won the 2014 NWAC 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 top 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.