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Geoff White- Head Instructor

As a player White has had tremendous success. From 2003 through 2005 White compiled Jamestown College career and single season records in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, ERA, and opponent batting average. He is the first and only pitcher in Jamestown College history to throw a no-hitter (against #14 DSU, NAIA). Previous to his no hitter he had 4 no hit innings, and after, had 3 more, to have a 14 innings stretch without giving up a hit. He is one of a few JC players to have won, a conference title in every year at Jamestown College. He is three times an 1st Team All Conference Selection (DAC-10). In 2004, White went to the NAIA College World Series when Jamestown College posted a record 46-8 season. Over his three years he is a member of the most successful graduating class in Jamestown College history, with a 3 year record of 115-41 (.730). Also, away from College, White has had international experience, pitching with Team USA International in 2004 in Europe. After graduating with an Education and English degree in 2005, White coached for the summer with the Kelowna Falcons of the WCCBL. Starting the season as pitching coach, White was named Head Coach 1/3 of the way through the season. The Falcons went on to post their most successful record in 5 years. During that summer White also managed to pitch the final of the 2005 Sr Men's Provincials where helped the Nanaimo Coalminers to a provincial Championship. After being named an All-Region and HM All American in 2005, White landed a professional contract with the Edmonton Cracker-Cats. Terry Bevington, former Manager of the Chicago White Sox and third base coach with Toronto Blue Jays, signed White on December 20th, 2005. White went on to lead the Edmonton club in innings pitched (99 1/3)in 2006. He posted his first professional win against the Winnipeg Goldeyes in May of 2006. 2007 saw White return to Edmonton and sign an extension for 2007 season but was then released shortly after. White started the Okanagan Baseball Institute in fall of 2006. He has been instructing players since 2003. He currently is a player/coach with the Kelowna Jays Baseball Club. They are coming off the clubs most successful season compiling a record of 43-13.

2000-2002 All Conference Selection (Malaspina University-CCBC)
2000-BC Junior Baseball Provincial Champions
2000-BC Junior Baseball Provincial MVP
2001-Yakima Knights (PIL)
2001-Malaspina University MVP
2003-2005 All Conference Selection (Jamestown College-DAC-10)
2003,2004,2005 DAC-10 Conference Champion
2002,2003,2004, Kelowna Falcons
2004-NAIA Region III Champ
2004 NAIA College World Series
2004-Team USA International
2005-NAIA All Region III team
2005-NAIA All American
2005-Jamestown College Graduate B.A. Secondary Education and English
2005-Head Coach Kelowna Falcons (WCCBL)
2005-Provincial Champion (Nanaimo Coalminers)
2005-Canadian National Championships
2006-Edmonton Cracker-Cats Professional Club (Northern League)
-played under MLB Manager Terry Bevington (Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays
2007-Edmonton Cracker-Cats Professional Club (Northern League)
2007-Mens TEAM BC Selects
2007-Canadian National Championships
2007-Head Coach Kelowna Jays Baseball Club (43-13)
Coaching Record:62-32 (.660)

Scott Wallis- Hitting/Defense Instructor

1999-2001- Malaspina University
2002-2004- Jamestown College
2004 College World Series
2004- DAC-10 All Conference, (Short stop)
Holds numerous career and season offensive records at Jamestown College
2004- Graduate Jamestown College (Physical Education B.A)
2005- Winnipeg Goldeyes (Northern League)
-played for former St. Louis Cardinals Manager Hal Lanier
2006- Assistant Coach- Malaspina University
2007- Edmonton Cracker-Cats Professional Club (Northern League)
Coaching Record: 64-31 (.673)

Kevin Challoner- Assistant

2005- Malaspina University
2006- Malaspina University Team MVP

Derek Schlapbach- Assistant

Current player- Jamestown College #14 Ranked (NAIA)
College Pitching record of 16-2

Jared Johnson- Assistant
2003-Central Arizona Junior College
2004-Central Arizona Junior College
2005-Benedictine University NAIA
2006-Benedictine University
Florida Marlins draft pick in 2001 and 2003
2007-Assistant Coach with the Kelowna Falcons

Cody Valgardson- Catching Instructor
2005- Langley Blaze
2006- El Paso Community College (TX)





 


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