Baseball Head Coach: Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly completed his sixth season as the Edmonds CC head baseball coach in 2018, and led the team to his third North Region title in the past five years. He was named Coach of the Year for the third time as the Tritons finished 3rd in the NWAC, winning 40 games overall.
Despite a rash of injuries the Tritons went 27-16 in 2017 and were one game out of first place in the North with a 15-9 mark. Edmonds went 1-2 in the NWAC Super Regionals, missing the NWAC tournament.
Through his first four years, Kelly’s squads had a 127-55 record, 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.
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 was the head coach of Taylor Baseball Club from 2014-2018 and compiled an overall record of 191-59. They were the Brandy Pugh Tournament champions twice (2014, 2015) and won the Kurt Daniels Tournament title three times (2014, 2015, 2018). Taylor is one of the top premier summer baseball programs on the West Coast with a majority of the roster moving on to Division I schools. Many players have landed at local DIs such as the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University, Gonzaga University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. Taylor's final season was 2018.
Kelly was hired as the Assistant Athletic Director in August 2017. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Missouri Valley College in 2006 and currently resides in Camano Island, Wash.
Associate Head Coach: Paul Gehring
Paul Gehring was promoted to associate head baseball coach in 2014 after the Tritons' championship season. He began his tenure at Edmonds in 2013 as an assistant coach. Since joining Kelly, midway through the 2013 season, the Tritons have established themselves as one of the most comprehensive programs in the NWAC.
Prior to arriving at Edmonds, 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.
Assistant Coach: Adam Geaslen
Adam Geaslen starts his first year as an assistant with the program. He formerly assisted the Clark College baseball program and will return to the Bellingham Bells for his second season this summer (2019).
Assistant Coach: Brooks Roy
Triton baseball alumni Brooks Roy returned to the dugout in 2017 and enters his third season with the program in the spring of 2019. Roy, a former Triton hurler, works with the pitching staff. He moved on to pitch at NCAA DI Liberty University after playing for the Tritons.
Assistant Coach: Jeff Carlson
Jeff Carlson begins his sixth season as an assistant coach with Edmonds baseball. Carlson has worked extensively with outfielders in his time with the Tritons and has helped produce two NWAC Gold Glovers in the process.
Assistant Coach: Casey Mitchell
Casey Mitchell joined the Triton baseball staff in 2018 and was the primary pitchcaller. Mitchell begins his second season with Edmonds after spending two years at Skagit Valley College as their pitching coach. Mitchell, a left-handed pitcher, prepped at Capital High School and pitched at the Community Colleges of Spokane and NCAA DII Saint Martin's University.
Assistant Coach: Ron Omori
Ron Omori has been the longest tenured coach in Edmonds CC baseball history. Omori was inducted into the Triton Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 as a member of the inaugural class. In 2017 the Ron Omori Assistant Coach of the Year Award was established in his honor for the top assistant coach in the athletic department.