Thursday, July 31, 2014

EdCC Seeking Men's Soccer Assistant Coach

Edmonds Community College, a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) is seeking a coach to assist with the men's soccer program.

Performs responsible program building including, planning, coaching, and recruiting. Will assist in managing and directing the soccer program. Work is performed under general supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained.

Reports to: Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Head Soccer Coach

PRIMARY DUTIES - May include, but not limited to the following:
  • Assists the head coach in managing and directing the soccer program.
  • Assists the head soccer coach with all aspects of the team including training, competing and scheduling.
  • Organizes and maintains accurate inventory of soccer equipment and uniforms.
  • Assists with coordinating travel arrangements.
  • Assists with the organization and completion all required paperwork.
  • Driving a 12 passenger-van to away contests.
  • Academic and study table monitoring
  • Managing student-athletes during fundraising and community service events
  • Assists with recruiting including calling prospective student-athletes, evaluating prospective athletes, and maintaining accurate records
  • Works cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department, attends department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public
  • Commits to and is responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College and the NWAC with the utmost integrity.
  • Completes other assigned administrative duties.

Successful applicant must have Associate’s degree and previous collegiate coaching and/or playing experience is preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required.

To apply for position please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to: Brandon Mitalas, Men’s Soccer Head Coach – at Review of applications begins immediately as the position start date is no later than August 22, 2014.

Salary for the position is a stipend of $2,100. Season runs from late August to early November. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EdCC Hires Gilmore As New Softball Skipper

LYNNWOOD (July 23) -- Edmonds Community College hired Sheryl Gilmore as its new softball head coach on Wednesday. Gilmore, a former EdCC player, takes over an EdCC fastpitch team that came within a game of qualifying for the postseason in 2014.

“I am very excited and honored to accept the position as the new head coach,” said Gilmore. “I would like to thank (athletic director) Jorge de la Torre and (assistant athletic director) Spencer Stark for providing me with this opportunity and believing in the softball program here at Edmonds. I am looking forward to continuing the vision that former head coach, Shawna Juarez, had for this ball club and I am thrilled to have assistant coach, Adrian Manuel, on board. They have both done an amazing job turning the Triton softball program around, recruiting a group of very talented athletes, whom I cannot wait to work with.”

Gilmore has extensive experience playing and coaching softball in the Snohomish County area. She had a stellar four-year career at Edmonds-Woodway HS, where she received first-team all Wesco and first-team all-league honors as a shortstop, as well as MVP and most inspirational player during her senior season.

After high school, Gilmore continued her softball career at Edmonds CC where she was a member of the last Triton team that reached the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) championships. “My goal is to take this team back to NWACs,” said Gilmore. “My time at Edmonds CC playing for Janessa Riley (Karstens) made me realize that I wanted to be a coach. I fell in love with the knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm that she brought to the game.  Her coaching style is one that I strive to emulate.”

Sheryl later transferred to Western Washington University and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in sports psychology, and Master’s degree in Human Movement and Performance. Gilmore was awarded Magna Cum Laude honors as a master’s candidate and will soon be published for her softball related thesis research.

Gilmore taught upper division kinesiology classes and worked as a strength and conditioning coach at WWU before moving back to Snohomish County where she co-founded the Washington Warriors Fastpitch Club, an 18U select travel team that participates at the 18A and 18 Gold levels.

“We have known about Sheryl for some time though her club team,” said de la Torre. “She was at the top of our list to take over the program, so we couldn't have been happier when she agreed to take the job. Sheryl will be a great fit on what I think is the best coaching staff in the NWAC.”

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

EdCC Softball Head Coach Takes Position at Walla Walla

LYNNWOOD (July 15) -- Shawna Juarez stepped down as softball head coach at Edmonds Community College on Tuesday to take the positions of head coach and academic adviser at Walla Walla CC.

“This was a difficult decision for me to make,” said Juarez, who is from Wenatchee Valley. “But I get the chance to work full-time and to be closer to my family and loved ones.”

Juarez led EdCC to a 9-17 overall mark in 2014, and the team was just one win away from qualifying for the NWAACC tournament. In addition, four Edmonds CC players earned NWAACC North All-Star honors: Arista Honey (1st team), Madisyn Napier (1st team), Mallori Cossell (2nd team) and Alex Deaver (2nd team).

“I will always carry a part of EdCC with me, as it taught me wonderful lessons, I met amazing young kiddos, and was affiliated with some of the best administrators and coaches in the NWAC,” stated Juarez. “I firmly know the direction of the program is headed in the right direction and will continue to blossom and grow.”

“Shawna did a great job of getting us some wins this year and setting softball on the right path,” said EdCC athletic director Jorge de la Torre. “We appreciate what she did for the program and wish her the best. Our loss is Walla Walla's gain.”

Edmonds CC softball competes in the North Division of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC - formerly the NWAACC). The Tritons have won six division titles and appeared in 10 NWAACC championship tournaments, winning the crown in 1980.

“Combining our terrific on-campus facility and the positive steps we have taken in the last couple of years, it’s obvious that the softball program is on the rise,” said de la Torre. “The expectations are that EdCC softball will be competing for NWAC North titles in the very near future. The search for the next softball head coach will start immediately."