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Job announcement: Men’s Soccer Head Coach – Treasure Valley Community College

Salary: $10,000 – $15,000 per year,
Opening: 07/25/2016
Closing: Open until filled.

Treasure Valley Community College is accepting applications for a Men’s Soccer Head Coach. This position works with the Director of Athletics, NWAC athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to: recruiting, eligibility, schedules and travel and preparing athletes for competition.

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Job announcement: Women’s Soccer Head Coach – Treasure Valley Community College

Salary: $10,000 – $15,000 per year,
Opening: 07/25/2016
Closing: Open until filled.

Treasure Valley Community College is accepting applications for a Women’s Soccer Head Coach. This position works with the Director of Athletics, NWAC athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to: recruiting, eligibility, schedules and travel and preparing athletes for competition.

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NWAC Cross Country Championships to be held at St. Martin’s University


Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships

XC Championship LogoNorthwest Athletic Conference office announced today that the 2016 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016, at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.  The men’s race will start at 11am, followed by the women’s race at 12pm.  NWAC runners will use the St. Martin’s University Cross-Country Invitational on 9/24, 2016 as their preview meet as well. Hotel RL by Red Lion in Olympia will be the host hotel.

According to Marco Azurdia, NWAC Executive Director, “The NWAC is excited about this partnership with St. Martin’s University, their athletic department and their staff.  They have been great to work with in our planning meetings and are eager to provide our student-athletes a great championship experience. 

Additionally at each championship event NWAC student-athletes are involved in a community service project.  This year at the Cross Country Championships, NWAC and its’ student-athletes will be partnering with City Gates Ministries to provide used clothing to those in need. 

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Job announcement: Head Coach Softball – Clark College


  • Part-time position
  • SALARY: $10,000 annually
  • OPENING DATE: July 22, 2016 (open until filled)

Clark College, a 2-year community college located in Vancouver, WA, is currently accepting applications for the position of Head Coach, Softball to begin immediately. Under the supervision of the Athletic Director, this part-time position will oversee all aspects of the softball program within the athletic department and with the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) policy and regulations. Clark College welcomes athletic coaches with a vision of excellence in coaching and a commitment to lead students to successful academic, vocational and athletic achievement. Clark seeks coaches who have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

The head coach reports directly to the Director of Athletics, and shall supervise the program carried out under the umbrella of the Student Affairs division, as well as the Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC).

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Bellevue’s Mark Yoshino: Pillar of the Community

Pillar of the community

by SHAUN SCOTT,  Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer 
Jul 14, 2016 at 2:39PM

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Bellevue Bulldogs baseball head coach Mark Yoshino has been calling the shots from the dugout since 1999. The Bulldogs have proven themselves to be one of the top teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference over the past two decades.

— image credit: Photo courtesy of Rich Dworkis

The Bellevue College men’s baseball team is the epitome of a dynasty at the junior college level on the diamond.

The Bulldogs, who captured fifth place at the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament this past May in Longview, finished the 2016 season with a sterling overall record of 36-18. The 2011 Bulldogs squad, which won the NWAC championship, finished with a team record 37 victories. Bellevue skipper Mark Yoshino, who has been the head coach of the program since 1999, said he was glad to see his team compete at the NWAC tourney after missing the playoffs in 2015.

“We were sophomore-heavy this year so we expected to have a decent year,” Yoshino said. “The fact we didn’t make the playoffs last year (2015) I think hurt us a little once we got to the championship tournament (NWAC) because we didn’t have that tournament experience with the core group from last year. Even though we had a lot of returners, they didn’t have that experience and we didn’t really play up to our expectations. I think our whole team would agree that we just played OK at the tournament in which we finished fifth overall.”

Expectations never waver for the Bulldogs.

The program exudes excellence in all facets of the game and their record reflects that philosophy. The Bulldogs won NWAC titles in 2007, 2009 and 2011. The program has not experienced a losing season in 30 years. Yoshino began his coaching career as an assistant at Bellevue in 1994 before being promoted to head coach in 1999. He is well respected in the collegiate baseball community and has helped countless players move on to the four-year collegiate baseball programs following their careers at Bellevue College.

“That is what is most important,” Yoshino said of helping his players move on to the next level.

Bellevue College 2012 alumnus Adrian Sampson made his Major League Baseball debut as a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners against the Boston Red Sox on June 18. Sampson was scheduled to make his second start of the season against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 23. Unfortunately for Sampson, he felt discomfort in his right elbow while tossing warmup pitches before the Tigers came to bat, resulting in his removal from the game. Yoshino, who caught the late-night flight to Detroit the night before to watch Sampson on the bump, visited with Sampson before the game took place.

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Job announcement: Internship – Northwest Athletic Conference

Under general supervision, independently perform a variety of complex duties in the following areas of the NWAC: championship event operations, all-star events, marketing, compliance and rules, media production, social media engagement, sports information, special events, and other duties as necessary.  Duties would involve frequent interaction both in person and by phone with office staff, athletic directors, coaches, businesses, sponsors, potential sponsors, and the general public.

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Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to

Job announcement: Men & Women’s Tennis Head Coach – Skagit Valley College


$5,100.00 /Year




Priority Close 7/21/16

Skagit Valley College is recruiting for the position of Head Coach for Tennis.  This position is paid by stipend on per season basis and reports to the Director of Athletics.  The college embraces the diversity of our changing community and strives to reflect that diversity in our staff, faculty and student body. We cultivate an inclusive environment on campus while ensuring respect for all. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

Skagit Valley College (SVC) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and outgoing person to recruit and coach the Men’s and Women’s Tennis team.  The head coach will behave and conduct work processes in a manner consistent with the College’s guiding principles and perform all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the SVC’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

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Job announcement: Fastpitch Softball Head Coach – Mt. Hood Community College

Closing: 7/17/2016 11:59 PM Pacific


  • Head coach – $4,000-$6000 stipend
  • PT Instructor – $656.77- $818.48 per ILC

Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties
Coordinate his/her athletic program so that its direction and purpose agree with the overall philosophy of Mt. Hood Community College. Coordinate and be responsible to the Athletic Director for implementation of all team activities.

Instructor of Record for softball conditioning class(es)and advanced softball class(es).

A coach/instructor shall be responsible for providing the kinds of instruction to students enrolled in classes that will provide the learning experiences necessary for each student to meet the objectives of the course. A coach/instructor will also be responsible for assisting the dean/athletic director in improving learning experiences for students. Coach/instructor may be assigned other responsibilities as determined by the dean/athletic director.

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Portland State Names Meadow McWhorter New Head Softball Coach

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PORTLAND – Portland State Director of Athletics Mark Rountree has announced the hiring of Meadow McWhorter as the Vikings’ new head softball coach.

McWhorter becomes just the fifth head coach since 1977 to lead the program. She comes to Portland State after being the head coach at Mt. Hood Community college for the last 14 years.  

"We are thrilled to have Coach McWhorter join us at Portland State," Rountree said. "She has a tremendous track record of success coming from Mt. Hood, both academically and athletically. I know she is committed to making a difference in the lives of students."

During McWhorter’s tenure leading the Saints, she coached six players who went on to play for Portland State including recent PSU graduate Kristen Crawford and current PSU student-athlete SheaLee Lindsey. McWhorter posted an impressive 468-146 (.762) overall record at Mt. Hood winning five Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) titles (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016).

McWhorter was named the NWAC Coach of the Year four times (2009, 2010, 2014, and 2016) and her staff has earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Coaching Staff of the Year honors three times (2004, 2008, 2014).

"It is an honor to be named the next head softball coach at Portland State," McWhorter said. "I am grateful to Mark Rountree and the hiring committee for giving me this incredible opportunity. I have been a fan of Viking softball ever since I was young; attending many of the camps facilitated by the great coach Teri Mariani. I am excited to build on the rich tradition of Portland State softball and I am so proud to be a Viking!"

McWhorter led the MHCC program to three 40-win seasons including a program best 43-7 record in 2007. Her teams won over 80-percent of their games in eight of her 14 seasons at MHCC. Twenty-five of her players have earned NFCA All-American honors.

McWhorter started her playing career at Mt. Hood before finishing at Jacksonville State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration.

Head Softball Coach at Portland State

Hometown: Washougal, Wash.
Alma Mater: BS in Recreation Administration, Jacksonville State, 2001
Playing Experience: Mt. Hood Community College (1998-99), Jacksonville State (2000-01)
Family: Parents Ricky and Andrea McWhorter, Brother Logan, and dog Baylee.

2016-Pres. – Portland State, Head Coach
2002-16 – Mt. Hood Community College, Head Coach


Year School W L % Notes
2003 Mt. Hood 25 16 .610
2004 Mt. Hood 34 8 .810
2005 Mt. Hood 29 13 .690
2006 Mt. Hood 24 18 .571
2007 Mt. Hood 43 7 .860
2008 Mt. Hood 42 9 .824
2009 Mt. Hood 35 8 .814 NWAC Champions; NWAC COTY
2010 Mt. Hood 37 9 .804 NWAC Champions; NWAC COTY
2011 Mt. Hood 26 9 .743 NWAC Champions
2012 Mt. Hood 21 20 .512
2013 Mt. Hood 39 7 .848
2014 Mt. Hood 40 3 .930 NWAC Champions; NWAC COTY
2015 Mt. Hood 35 11 .761
2016 Mt. Hood 38 8 .826 NWAC Champions; NWAC COTY
Total 468 146 .762

Lane alum Cyrus-Hostetler wins the Javelin at the US Olympic Trials

EUGENE, OR — Cyrus Hostetler wins the 2016 US Olympic Trials in the Javelin with a throw of 273-1. Hostetler took the lead in the 5th round to pass Mississippi State’s Curtis Thompson who posted the second best throw of 271-11 in the first round [full results].

Hostetler was the 2008 NWAC Javelin Champion for Lane and went on to win Pac-12 titles in the Javelin for the University of Oregon in 2009 and 2010.

He was the 2011 Pan American Games silver medalist and finished 17th in the 2012 Olympic games.