“I would like to thank Christina Castorena for this great opportunity, and I look forward to working with all of our
coaches and athletic programs. I’m very excited to start the
next chapter of my professional career as the Assistant Athletic Director at
Edmonds Community College. Go Tritons!” said Kelly.
|Assistant Athletic Director, Scott Kelly|
Kelly brings 14 years of coaching experience from all levels (high school, NWAC, NAIA, NCAA, summer collegiate leagues), including 7 years in the NWAC both as an assistant and head baseball coach, to the position, which started in 1996 when he was a student-athlete at Green River CC. He later played at Missouri Valley College and was a NAIA All-American pitcher there before being taken by the San Diego Padres in the 25th round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He began his coaching career at the ripe age of 25, and after assisting the Missouri Valley program for one season, took over the reins as head coach in 2005. Kelly later had stops at Green River CC, Saint Martin’s University, and Kentlake High School before he landed the Edmonds CC head baseball coaching position in December of 2012.
Kelly has a proven track record of moving players on to four-year schools and the professional ranks from a structured program where student success is at the core. He is deeply committed to Triton Athletics and the college’s mission, core themes, vision, and values. “I want to help all students succeed that come through our doors at EdCC,” Kelly said.
“Scott is a great choice for this position because of his problem solving skills, his experience and depth of knowledge in two-year athletics, and his leadership abilities. He will strengthen our community here at Edmonds CC and also in the greater South Snohomish County area. He’ll play a large role in helping us create the best student-athlete experience in the NWAC, and we will lean on his fundraising background to enhance Triton Athletics. His facility management, game management, and facility rental experience should suit him well in supporting our department into the future,” said Edmonds CC Athletic Director Spencer Stark.
The 2018 baseball season will mark his 6th year as head baseball coach at the college. Kelly has guided the Tritons to two North Region championships, five straight playoff appearances, a 3rd place finish in 2015, and a NWAC Championship in 2014. Kelly received his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri Valley College in Recreation Administration. His office is located in Seaview Gym 102C.