Head Coach Zach Miller
Zach is a graduate of Yelm High School in 2006 and his college playing career started at Washington State University where he signed to pitch for the Cougars and head coach Donnie Marbut, now WCL president. A labrum injury forced a red-shirt season in 2007 and in 2008 he transferred to Green River CC to play for then head coach Matt Acker and helped the Gators to a 3rd place finish in the NWAACC while garnering the award as the best closer in the league with 9 saves. After a successful stop at Green River he continued his play at Western Oregon University after another labrum injury sidelined him in 2010. At WOU he was a part of two GNAC champion teams under then head coach Jeremiah Robbins (Head coach, Lewis-Clark State) and a regional berth in 2011.
Zach comes to Port Angeles with extensive knowledge of the WCL as he was a Bellingham Bell in 2007, and a Kitsap Bluejacket in 2008 and 2009. He competed in the Home Run Derby in 2007 when the WCL All-Star game was hosted by Bellingham.
Zach received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Oregon University in 2011. He finished his Master of Arts degree in teaching with a focus in Community Health in 2016 from Western Oregon University as well. He married his wife Maddie in August of 2015 and they now live in Roy, WA. Zach is an assistant coach at Tacoma Community College for the 2016-2017 season.
Pitching Coach Scott Anderson
Coach Scott Anderson has been active in organized baseball for over 27 years, and has a passion for finding young talent and insuring their success, providing drive and desire to work with major league talent.
Scott attended Oregon State University, where he pitched for the Beavers, and was then drafted by the Montreal Expos. He played professional ball for 6 years and was a 2 time MLB spring training invitee and spent 2 winters playing professionally in Columbia, South America.
After his playing days he was the Australian National Pitching coach in Perth, Australia. He was able to recruit cricket players and convert them to pitchers focusing on fundamental skills. Scott co-founded the Field of Champions Training Center in Preston, WA to provide a year round training facility for players.
As an instructor at the Winning Inning in Clearwater Beach, Florida, Scott prepared players for Major League Baseball open tryouts and rehabilitated injured professional and collegiate athletes. Scott was instrumental in placing players overseas to play internationally.
As a professional scout with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians, Coach Anderson honed his skills to become an excellent evaluator of talent based on detailed observations of players’ tools and abilities.
Scott spent 9 years with the Bend Elks organization in the West Coast League, where he was the pitching coach and manager for the year the team made the divisional playoffs. He recruited players through travel to universities and developed many of the players to play at a higher level. Coach Anderson focused on eliminating inefficiency in arm delivery and arm action for pitchers to achieve their highest potential. He worked with 51 players that have gone on to professional baseball : Tommy Hanson – Braves, Bud Norris-Astros, Grant Desmon-Oakland to name a few. Scott has a broad network in the Northwest with colleges and personal affiliations with many of the coaches.
Hitting/Defense Coach Brandon Templer
Coach Templer joins the Port Angeles Lefties from Hoquiam, WA, where he is a catching coach for Grays
Harbor College. Originally from Missoula, MT, Templer played at North Idaho College (1998), Grays Harbor College (1999, All League Catcher) and Central Washington University (2000-2002, All Conference Catcher).
He also spent three years in the Pacific International League for the Grays Harbor Reign (1999-2002) and privately trained catchers and hitters before coming on as an Assistant Coach at Grays Harbor College. Templer likes wake surfing on Flathead Lake in Montana with his wife of 12 years, Darci, and their three children Camden, Jake and Avery.
Damon Porter – Bullpen Coach
Coach Porter joins Lefties Baseball as a Bullpen Coach. Known as a mean right-hander for the West Coast League’s West Coast Guns, Porter started at Olympia High School and went on to pitch for Central Arizona College and Faulkner University. He had pro offers, but chose to spend three years working fires for the Forest Service.
Porter has coached bullpen for Edmonds College and been an Assistant Coach for the West Coast Guns and Kitsap BlueJackets. He plays hard off the field too, snowboarding and hiking with his dog.
Porter is also an amateur photographer and writer and an aspiring sports psychologist.