Head Coach – Darren Westergard
Westergard is a Washington native. He graduated from Centralia High School in 1992, went to Western Oregon University and went on to play professionally in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Darren Westergard is the assistant coach at Skagit Valley Community College for the past 12 years.
Westergard’s first head coaching job was with the Bellingham Bells before they played in the West Coast League. He has also been a head coach for the Anchorage Pilots in the Alaska League.
Assistant Coach – Brian Daly
This year marks Coach Daly’s first season at the helm of the Shawnee Community College Saints baseball program. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. Daly played professional baseball for over 8 seasons, primarily in Texas and Arizona. Immediately after his playing career ended, he was offered a position as Pitching Coach by former Major League Baseball manager Tim Johnson for the El Paso Diablos. He served in this role for 2 seasons before making the transition back to collegiate baseball. Coach Daly accepted an offer to be Assistant Coach for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan Baseball League in 2014.
The following fall, he was hired as Assistant Coach for a Division 1 Junior College in Southern Illinois where he spent two seasons. In 2015, he was quickly promoted to Head Coach of the Oilers where he led his club to their first Championship Series appearance in over a decade. In 2017, Coach Daly accepted the offer to become Head Coach for the Front Royal Cardinals of the Valley Baseball League where he saw 5 of his players selected in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. Coach Daly has already seen 19 of his players get drafted by Major League Baseball organizations since making his return to college baseball in the coaching realm in 2014.
With recruiting ties not only nationwide, but internationally as well, Coach Daly is eager to turn Shawnee Community College into a national contender, year in and year out, as well as a destination for baseball’s most elite amateur talent.
Assistant Coach – Trevor Podratz